ERIC Number: ED389958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Education at Work: A Labour-Management Retraining Project.
Ontario Women's Directorate, Ottawa.; Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79, Toronto (Ontario).
In 1986, the Ontario Women's Directorate launched the Change Agent Program to encourage the development of workplace equity programs and to share information and knowledge gained by these programs so that others might benefit from them. This report describes a 20-month pilot project, Education at Work, a joint labor-management initiative between the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79 and Metro Toronto's Homes for the Aged Division. Its purpose was to help entry-level Nursing Attendants qualify to enroll in Registered Nursing Assistant programs while they continued to work. This report explains how the project worked, who was involved, and how they felt about it. For the students, this pilot project was highly successful. It provided upgrading equal to high school-levels in English, pre-pharmacology, math and biology. Not only were students able to move up the career ladder, they gained added confidence and a greater self-awareness. The success of the project changed the attitude of people on the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee at Metro Council. It created a model for a better working relationship between workers and management. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Career Development, Community Health Services, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Job Skills, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Postsecondary Education, Work Environment
Ontario Women's Directorate, 2 Carlton Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M9, Canada (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Women's Directorate, Ottawa.; Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79, Toronto (Ontario).
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