National Learning at Work Day, which aims to improve workforce skills, is taking part on 22 May and Skills for Logistics is urging businesses in the moving, storing, handling of goods and the wholesale sectors to take part.
The annual awareness drive is run by Campaign for Learning as part of Adult Learners Week, which runs from 17 – 23 May.
The theme for 2008 is Sustainable Workplaces. Activities on the day include Move On literacy and numeracy mini tests and a specially created Maths Takeaway which can be downloaded from the A-Z of resources at www.learningatworkday.com.
Dr Mick Jackson, acting chief executive of SfL, said: “Around 330,000 logistics employees lack basic reading skills and 450,000 lack basic number skills. The industry needs to take advantage of the opportunities available to address this issue, which can have a fundamental impact on productivity and the bottom line.”