ERIC Number: ED329746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Project T.A.C.K.L.E. (Together, Addressing the Challenges of Knowledge and Literacy for Employees). Evaluation Report.
General Motors Corp., Detroit, MI.; Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, Flint, MI.
Project TACKLE (Together, Addressing the Challenge of Knowledge and Literacy for Employees) was a cooperative project, jointly developed to address employees with the inadequate basic skills necessary to operate modernized, technical equipment and maintain job security. Approximately 500 current employees of General Motors, Flint, Michigan, used the Learning Lab in some capacity throughout the 27-month project period. Project TACKLE brought together a local educational agency (Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools) and the area's predominant industry (General Motors Corporation) to meet the demands of the work force and the challenge of new technology. Specific outcomes were provided through participation in various components of the Learning Lab: (1) adult literacy and basic skills information; (2) adult high school completion; (3) structured classes; (4) limited English proficiency training; (5) basic computer literacy and computer programming; (6) problem solving skills training through the PALS (Principal of the Alphabet Literacy Systems) program; (7) educational and career counseling; and (8) an interpreter for hearing impaired employees. This project met the needs of special populations: people with hearing impairments, those for whom English is a second language, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. An ongoing evaluation was performed for different aspects of the program. At the culmination of each module, the Learning Lab was modified. In addition, each participant was given an exit survey, including program dropouts. (Four appendices are included in this evaluation report: partnership agreement; training needs assessment; dropout questionnaire; and quarterly reports.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Career Counseling, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Differences, Educational Counseling, English (Second Language), Hearing Impairments, High School Equivalency Programs, Interactive Video, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Programing, School Business Relationship, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: General Motors Corp., Detroit, MI.; Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, Flint, MI.
Identifiers: General Motors Corporation; Michigan (Flint); Partnerships in Education