ERIC Number: ED346254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Columbia-Willamette Skill Builders Consortium. Final Performance Report.
Portland Community Coll., OR.
The Columbia-Willamette Skill Builders Consortium was formed in early 1988 in response to a growing awareness of the need for improved workplace literacy training and coordinated service delivery in Northwest Oregon. In June 1990, the consortium received a National Workplace Literacy Program grant to develop and demonstrate such training. The consortium's eight workplace literacy training delivery partnerships were formed by three local community colleges working with eight businesses and industry associations, six labor organizations, a state-level office of community college services, and a private nonprofit educational research and consulting firm. The consortium developed customized curriculum materials and offered training in basic math, basic writing, computer basics, and individual skills enhancement. (Appendixes include: (1) guidelines for providing effective workplace literacy training using a consortium model; (2) community college coordinators' reports; (3) newsletters; and (4) a third-party evaluation report which discusses the design, a modified version of the Context-Input-Process-Product model, participants, instruments, and procedure, which included interviews and observations. Three conclusions are presented: strong evidence of learner increases in specific job-related skills, moderate evidence of improved employee performance and productivity, and little evidence of follow-up. Data collection instruments are provided.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Inplant Programs, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon