ERIC Number: ED339909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Up Workplace Basic Skills Training. Guidelines for Practitioners. An ALBSU Special Development Project.
This guide provides information on basic skills needs and programs in the workplace and issues affecting basic skills provision from a British perspective. Section 1 aims to provide a context for workplace basic skills provision. Sections 2-7 provide practical suggestions and advice on the following topics: (1) marketing; (2) contacting employers; (3) researching employer needs; (4) justifying the benefits of training to managers, trade unionists, and staff; (5) establishing training needs by identifying two sets of criteria--employer's requirements and trainee's individual needs; (6) setting up provision; and (7) assessment and evaluation. Sample forms and checklists are provided. Section 8 provides a range of case studies that show how training can be customized to the needs of the organization. Section 9 describes some of the most common difficulties that will be encountered when working with employers. A resource section provides suggestions of books and other materials on work-related basic skills. Three charts present selling points, sticking points, and possible responses when making the case for basic skills training to managers, unions, and workers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Program Development, Program Implementation, Workplace Literacy
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (7.50 British pounds plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)