ERIC Number: ED313530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a More Literate Workforce: The Emergence of Workplace Literacy Programs in Illinois.
Grimes, Jan; Renner, Robert
This report presents eight examples of approaches used by local providers, employers, and unions in Illinois to make basic skills programs available to workers. The programs profiled are the following: Rockford Area Literacy Council--Project READ '86-'89; Highland Community College--Literacy Outreach Program for Northwest Illinois; Waukegan Public Library--Libraries for Literacy in Lake County; Regional Office of Education--Project U.P.W.A.R.D. (United Peoria Working on Adult Reading Development); Rolling Prairie Library System--Project READ, Decatur; Lake Land Community College--Project PAL (Partners in Adult Literacy), Mattoon; Lawrence Adult Center--VIA (Volunteers in Action)/Literacy, Springfield; and CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation--CEFS Literacy Program, Effingham. Each profile provides a narrative summary of the scope and methods of the program, with such information as number served, businesses involved, funding, successful techniques for recruiting businesses and students, and a name and telephone number for the project coordinator. A discussion of the issues involved in workplace literacy programs is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Library Services, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Volunteers, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois