ERIC Number: ED349426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Communication Skills, Workplace Basic Skills, & Literacy Training in UAW-Chrysler Region 3. Final Performance Report.
Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis.
A workplace literacy partnership program model was demonstrated at four Chrysler plants in Indiana. Objectives were to improve workers' individual skills, enhance personal productivity, and increase work force job security and plant competitiveness. During the 3-month start-up phase, project staff worked with management and labor representatives to increase program support, involved United Auto Workers (UAW) officials directly in training programs by assigning them as staff, enrolled 70 workers, involved managers and UAW members in curriculum and evaluation design activities, identified 41 specific job-related or new technology skill areas, and customized the training curriculum by incorporating examples from workers' job tasks in training materials. The project recruited and enrolled 553 participants. Workers received individual counseling during the development of their individual development plans (IDP) and were provided with skill assessment services. The project provided job-related basic workplace skills training and additional components on an open-entry/open-exit basis: workplace communications, problem solving, decision making, basic skills improvement, and General Educational Development. (Twelve data charts are provided. Attachments include a list of tasks identified, summary of student assessment of instruction, program evaluation interview schedule and responses, sample IDP, and external evaluation report that concludes the project exceeded goals.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Counseling Services, Decision Making, Employer Employee Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Chrysler Corporation; Indiana; Open Entry Open Exit
Note: Prepared in partnership with the U.A.W. - Chrysler Region 3 Training Center.