ERIC Number: ED346255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia/Willamette Skill Builders Consortium. Final Performance Report. Appendix 5A: Oregon Cutting Systems and Warn Industries, Inc. Basic Math/Shop Math and Computer Basics. Instructors' Reports and Sample Curriculum Materials.
Workplace literacy projects were established at Warn Industries, a winch and hubcap maker, and Oregon Cutting Systems (OCS), a producer of cutting edges supplying the timber industry by Clackamas Community College (Oregon). At Warn, project staff developed functional context materials, delivered instruction to a math class, and implemented a basic computer class. At OCS, staff taught basic math and basic computer classes. The best recruitment ideas at OCS were a combination of offering a popular subject, keeping the class to 9 hours, and providing enough information so that people could screen themselves in and out. The combination of paying the employees to take classes and paying them for improved skills motivated Warn employees. (Other contents of the report include demographic data, sample workplace literacy audit forms, pre- post-test summaries and samples, and completed participant evaluation forms. Part 2 of this report contains the curricula. The OCS and Warn math class curriculum contains problems and exercises. Separate curricula are provided for the OCS and Warn computer basics classes. Both are in a programmed note package format.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Inplant Programs, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Instruction, Needs Assessment, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon