ERIC Number: ED299377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Integrated Literacy and Automotive Skills Program for Youth (ILASPY). Final Report.
Cap, Orest; And Others
The Integrated Literacy and Automotive Skills Program for Youth (ILASPY) was designed to enable 30 young unemployed adults to make the transition from school to the work world. The project provided a combination of literacy skills, direct work experience, and formal training to prepare young adults to enter the field of automotive repairs. It also developed a model of training which could be used as a guide in establishing similar job training programs. The 10-month program was divided into 3 phases: 4 weeks of core modular classroom training, 34 weeks of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, and 3 weeks of intensive classroom review. Youth who desired to participate were required to make application in person, fill out application forms, and schedule an interview. The project itself was developed, field tested, and then conducted at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, with participating automotive establishments in Winnipeg. Of the 39 trainees (30 original and 9 replacement trainees), 22 trainees completed the program. Most participants not only became employed but also demonstrated growth in such areas as reading ability. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, consist of sample materials used in the project, including tests, forms, curriculum outline and objectives, correspondence, and certificates. Twenty-five references are provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Faculty of Education.