ERIC Number: ED396092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Trade Secrets: A Directory. Ohio Employers Share Their Experiences with Basic Skills Training Programs.
Hay, Peggy Lynn
This directory, which is based on data collected in 1993 and 1995 through surveys distributed to employers and educational providers throughout Ohio, is designed as a resource for employers wishing to review established basic skills training programs and locate other Ohio employers who have had first-hand experience with such programs. The guide is divided into three parts. Parts 1-2 contain information about a total of 77 employer-driven basic skills programs that was obtained in surveys conducted by the Ohio Literacy Network in 1995 and 1993, respectively. Each program description contains some/all of the following: company name, address, contact person, primary type of business, and number of employees and whether those employees are unionized; program details (when the program was started, whether it is still operating, and how many individuals have been trained to date); funding sources; the program's initial assessment procedures, services, and methods; training location; program benefits; educational provider's name/address; brief narrative focusing on topics such as problems encountered/overcome, unique features of the program, and factors in its success; and advice to other employers wishing to initiate similar programs. Part 3 contains appendices listing employers by country, employers by size, and educational providers. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Surveys, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.; Ohio Literacy Network, Columbus.
Identifiers: Employer Surveys; Ohio