ERIC Number: ED347359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Development Plan in Office Skills. Final Performance Report.
Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
The Waubonsee Community College Comprehensive Development Plan in Office Skills served 208 students by assessment of basic skills and referral to appropriate programs or help with job skills and referral to employment during the 18-month grant period from December 1988 through June 30, 1990. The target population was minority women or economically disadvantaged individuals ineligible for training programs funded under Job Training Partnership Act Title II. Of the 208 students, 65 percent were placed in competitive employment. Pre- and post-tests were administered to each student in typing speed, math, filing, spelling, and English. Each participant was provided with an individualized program. Students worked at their own pace and became employed or were promoted when they had achieved the required skills. A multilevel curriculum was developed. (The two-page report is followed by two pie charts and one chart with student outcomes and the curriculum. This curriculum consists of course outlines--description, recommended students, objectives, methods, text, evaluation methods, topic outline, and some activities--for computerized shorthand; Superwrite; computerized data entry; CCMAIL electronic mail program; introduction to DOS using a hard disk drive; data entry activities for the microcomputer; microfile; programmed proofreading; professional development; job search; beginning technical typing; UNIX; UNIX word processing; telephone techniques; business English; and technical typing, part 2.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Business English, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Electronic Mail, Females, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Minority Groups, Office Automation, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Implementation, Referral, Skill Development, Two Year Colleges, Typewriting, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
Identifiers: Waubonsee Community College IL
Note: Appendix A, participants' names, is not included.