ERIC Number: ED337668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Career Skills Enhancement Program. Project Evaluation Report for 1990-1991.
Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
An evaluation examined how the Career Skills Enhancement Program identified and met the workplace literacy and basic skill needs of employees of the Santa Clara County (California) Office of Education. Data were collected through surveys, interviews, program records, participant evaluations of workshops, evaluator observations, and skill level assessments. Results were obtained on six program objectives: job skills study, curriculum development, awareness/recruitment campaign, tutor training and support, student placement and Individual Enhancement Process, and support services. Career enhancement workshops, support groups, and other support services were also evaluated. A series of specific outcomes that were predicted in the proposal were evaluated: participation rate, literacy achievement, and job performance in terms of promotion, professional aspirations, and self-esteem. Though the program did not reach its numeric targets for enrollment, the project was a successful venture. Several of the outcome measures were achieved, and many participants had very positive experiences. (The bulk of this document contains six appendices: (1) evaluation by literacy consultant; (2) instruments; (3) publicity and recruitment materials; (4) workshop evaluation forms; (5) comments of workshop participants; and (6) workshop materials.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Government Employees, Job Skills, Measures (Individuals), Program Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education, Tutoring, Work Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Clara County)
Note: Cover title is "Final Evaluation of Career Skills Enhancement Program." For a related report, see ED 336 612.