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ERIC Number: ED345086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-29
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.