ERIC Number: ED345086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-29
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Enhancement Literacy Project of Hawaii (II). Final Project Performance Report. April 1, 1990 to February 29, 1992.
Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Coll. of Education.
A review was conducted of a project to teach, upgrade, and improve the literacy skills of employees of ITT Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii. The project offered three basic modules on workplace literacy skills: English as a second language, basic skills, and General Educational Development Test preparation. It served a total of 534 employees from May 1, 1990 to February 29, 1992 through individual tutorials, classes, and workshops. The evaluation determined that participants improved their job-related literacy skills. The project successfully used job-related materials to train employees for their jobs and to cross-train them for other jobs. Barriers to participation were removed by making the programs free and convenient and by providing time for employees to participate. All partners--University of Hawaii at Manoa's College of Education, ITT Sheraton Hotels, and other colleges and employers--were actively supportive of the project. The evaluation showed that the project served 67 percent of the targeted population of 800 employees; however, it was thought that the goal had been set too high. Project information was shared with a variety of college, employer, and government groups, and information was published in newsletters and newspapers. (Fourteen appendixes are graphs showing project data.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Hospitality Occupations, Institutional Cooperation, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Tutorial Programs, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Hawaii; ITT Sheraton Hotels HI
Note: For a related document, see ED 324 449.