ERIC Number: ED345028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning for Jobs. A National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report.
Piedmont Community Coll., Roxboro, NC.
The National Workplace Literacy Project described in this report was a cooperative effort between Piedmont Community College (Roxboro, North Carolina) and two textile manufacturing industries, the Cavel Division of Collins & Aikman Corporation (Roxboro), and the Burlington House Division of Burlington Industries (Burlington, North Carolina). Through participation in a customized literacy program at their workplace, employees were able to function at their current jobs with increasing competence, move laterally or upward, and meet changing job requirements. A brief project overview is followed by summaries of site activities at Burlington Industries and Collins & Aikman and an external evaluation that found the project successful in improving workers' basic skills, with both workers and management highly positive about the program. The appendices, forming the bulk of this document, are as follows: (1) program staffing, staff flowcharts, forms, dissemination, letters from partners, and cost to industrial partners; (2) Burlington Industries class schedules, initial brochure, promotion and recognition, list of software, sample learning contract, testimonials, workplace information form, supervisor questionnaire, employee questionnaire, results of confidential evaluation, and dissemination; and (3) Collins & Aikman literacy audit, promotion and recognition, evaluation and test results, lifelong learning criteria and materials, classroom recordkeeping, advisory council, surveys, and anecdotal information. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Community Coll., Roxboro, NC.
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