ERIC Number: ED336149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Roane State Community College Workplace Literacy Program Report. AACJC Rural College Partnership.
Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.
The Roane State Community College (Tennessee) Workplace Literacy Program (RSWLP), administered by the Roane County Adult Learning Center, coordinates instructional programs for increasing the competency of area businesses with employees lacking in basic skills. A group of 13 community volunteers completed 6 two-hour training sessions to act as tutors for a computer-assisted literacy instructional (CALI) software package to be used in the program. To identify specific workplace literacy needs, surveys were sent to 70 major employers and industries in the county. A total of 14 surveys were returned for a 20% response rate. Of the surveys returned, two employers indicated an interest in establishing a workplace literacy program and four requested additional information about literacy. Classes were established at two worksites which had requested literacy instruction. Recruitment materials were also placed in local businesses advertising additional classes to be held in five locations in the county. A total of 38 students received adult basic education (ABE) instruction at their worksites and five students passed the General Educational Development (GED) Test, while the community classes enrolled 160 employed students. Employer incentives for participation in the program included released time and a cash bonus for GED completion. To assure continuation of the program, a literacy lab utilizing the CALI program and community volunteers has been established at the Adult Learning Center. In addition, area high school computer labs will make CALI available to each local community in Roane County. The survey, cover letter, summary responses, project receipts, and correspondence are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.