ERIC Number: ED362645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Burke Mills Workplace Basic Skills Project. Final Report.
Western Piedmont Community Coll., Morganton, NC.
This two-part document contains the final report (part 1) and the model curriculum (part 2) of the Workplace Basic Skills project at Burke Mills, Inc., North Carolina. Part 1, the final report, discusses the design, implementation, and operation of a project to identify a yarn manufacturer's skill needs, assess prospective employees' basic skills, and determine appropriate remediation. The narrative describes selection of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) Daily Living Skills test and development and use of a core curriculum that integrates the CASAS competencies and specific job competencies. Appendixes to the final report include samples of recruiting posters, sample certificate and gains reports, news articles, student evaluations, and CASAS statistics. Part 2, by far the longer of the two parts, begins with a description of the curriculum model and a diagram depicting the model. Next, the Workplace Basic Skills Curriculum Outline shows the three-digit CASAS competencies matched to the job competencies. A descriptive list of the CASAS competencies is included for reference. The model curriculum is based on the Workplace Basic Skills Outline and consists of four main sections that reflect the performance activities shown on the model: communication, job performance, training, and monitoring. A copy of the relevant part of the outline is provided with each section. An explanation of each job competency is presented with suggestions for instruction. Resources and learning activities are included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Core Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, Remedial Instruction, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Piedmont Community Coll., Morganton, NC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
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