ERIC Number: ED337208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-17
Reference Count: N/A
The Workforce Partnership Project.
Mount Wachusett Community College's (MWCC's) Workplace Partnership Project (WPP) was undertaken to raise the awareness of local agencies to the linkage possibilities among MWCC, economic development leaders, and literacy programs; and to develop a tutor training program for rural workforce literacy tutors. Brochures and flyers publicizing the proposed activities were distributed to the local business community and at local workshops, conferences, and meetings. A 3-day volunteer tutor training workshop was held, and subsequently 12 trained volunteers were placed in various adult education centers. The workshop focused on such topics as the characteristics of adult learners and of quality tutors; instructional approaches and techniques; and assessment and goal setting. Under the project, MWCC also offered as extended-length English-as-a-Second-Language course at a local manufacturing company. The company felt that the first effort was so successful that they offered it for a second group of employees. The project report contains the promotional brochures, an outline of the topics covered each day at the volunteer training workshop, and materials distributed at the workshop, including instructions for using language experience stories and dialogue journals in tutoring, and exercises asking the tutees to describe objects, describe their jobs, read and analyze a short story (including a chart for plotting relationships and predicting outcomes, a story map, and a story pyramid). (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mount Wachusett Community Coll., Gardner, MA.