ERIC Number: ED364667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills for Job Performance: Private Industry Councils and Workplace Literacy.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
This guide is designed to provide private industry councils (PICs) with information on developing workplace literacy or job-related basic skills programs. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the nation's literacy problem and how it affects business and is designed to provide PIC members with background information to use when discussing the problem with members of their communities. It covers such information as a definition of workplace literacy and legislation affecting literacy initiatives and programs. Chapter 2 covers the elements of a successful workplace literacy program and PICs' potential roles in providing some of them. Chapter 3 discusses literacy skills assessment, a potential service for PICs to provide to clients and employers. It includes the legal issues involved in assessing worker skill levels as well as points to consider in selecting assessment instruments. Chapter 4 highlights successful PIC workplace literacy efforts from around the country. It contains information on funding sources PICs can use for workplace literacy programs and includes case studies on how several PICs have developed workplace literacy projects. Appendixes include a 21-item bibliography of selected readings on workplace literacy and a description of the National Alliance of Business' technical assistance capabilities and information on contacts in the alliance's national and regional service offices. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Educational Testing, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
National Alliance of Business, 1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005-3917.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Private Industry Councils