ERIC Number: ED346262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia/Willamette Skill Builders Consortium. Final Performance Report. Appendix 5C: Nabisco, Inc. Individualized Skill Enhancement. Instructors' Reports and Curriculum Materials.
A workplace basic skills program was designed to complement technical training for mixing personnel at the Portland Bakery of Nabisco, Inc. Management, the union, and Portland Community College (Oregon) collaborated in the program. The company released workers on company time to attend classes prior to, during, and after the technical training component. Prior to the training, 65 employees from the mixing and assembly departments were assessed for reading and math computation competencies. A math training class was delivered during each 5-week technical training session. It addressed competencies in decimals and fractions. Individual Education Plans were developed for 16 employees who were diagnosed as having learning problems that made them at risk for successfully completing technical training. The program, called Skills Enhancement Training, was a support system before, during, and after technical training. Feedback from management, supervisors, and workers indicated the program was a success. (The 14-page report is followed by these appended materials: completed supervisor ratings of program effects on their departments and post-program participants, demographic summary of the math training class, and skills assessment instruments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bakery Industry, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Cooperation, Food Processing Occupations, Individualized Education Programs, Inplant Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Occupational Home Economics, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon