ERIC Number: ED334443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Literacy Program (WPL). Evaluation. 2nd Edition.
Paris, Kathleen A.
The Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Literacy (WPL) Program provided job-specific basic skills education to employees at 11 worksites. A total of 1,441 employees were recruited to participate in on-site competency-based educational activities to upgrade their basic skills sufficiently for job retention or advancement. Participants were encouraged to continue their education. Blackhawk, Gateway, Mid-State, Milwaukee Area, and Waukesha County Technical Colleges were the local partners. The evaluation addressed two major questions: To what extent did the project attain its objectives? and What impact did the project have on participants and employers? The evaluation was conducted by gathering numerical data from the sites and interviewing 21 participants as well as company, union, college, and state agency representatives. Evaluation questions were grouped into two categories: 23 questions related to project objectives; and 6 questions related to participant outcomes. Three recommendations were highlighted: (1) Wisconsin should have a strategic plan for the development of workplace literacy programs; (2) the peer advisor feature should receive additional attention; and (3) program designs should consider after-school programs to raise the female participation rate. (Nine appendices are included: (1) partners' interview schedule; (2) participants' interview script and schedule; (3) informed consent form; (4) peer advisors' interview script and schedule; (5) state partners' interview schedule; (6) supervisors' interview schedule; (7) third-party evaluator schedule; (8) evaluation questions and data sources; and (9) summary of participant comments.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Note: Produced by the Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Literacy Program with the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. For a related training guide, see CE 058 512.