ERIC Number: ED365778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Schneider Skills Enhancement Program. Final Performance Report.
Schneider (USA), Inc., Plymouth, MN.
The Schneider Skills Enhancement Program is a workplace literacy partnership between the medical manufacturing firm Schneider, Inc., and the Adult Academic Program of the Robbinsdale Area Schools in Minnesota. A literacy audit of 39 Schneider employees established a need for instruction in literacy, numeracy, and English as a Second Language (ESL) at the firm. In response to this need, work-related curricula and individualized instructional materials on the following topics were developed: ESL; mathematics; Traceability Control Form (TCF) training (TCFs are used to document production work and provide records of each product); International Standards Organization (ISO) audit training (ISO training was initiated to help Schneider gain certification to do business in the European community); and cultural diversity. The program gave Robbinsdale staff valuable insights about organizing instruction for business, helped Schneider improve its employee assessment and training procedures and examine the root causes of its inefficiency, and improved Schneider employees' literacy and numeracy skills. (This package includes an outside evaluation of the Skills Enhancement program, final performance report, and curriculum and other project materials. Among the curriculum/project materials, which comprise over three-fourths of the package, are the following: pre-assessment and marketing/evaluation materials, math curriculum/materials, language arts curriculum/materials, and dissemination materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Biomedical Equipment, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Information Dissemination, Instructional Development, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Skills, Models, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Recordkeeping, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Schneider (USA), Inc., Plymouth, MN.