ERIC Number: ED346757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Education Initiative: Case Studies and Observations.
Astrein, Bruce; And Others
Seven workplace education projects funded in the first year of the Massachusetts Workplace Education Initiative are reported. This report includes both general observations and specific information in case studies of the projects. Overall information is provided on students served, the importance of partnerships, the emphasis on English-as-a-Second-Language projects, the need for coordination, barriers to student participation, the range of educational approaches, the difficulties of measurement, and the elusive nature of job advancement and higher pay goals. Case studies of the following projects comprise 32 pages of the report: T.J. Maxx Distribution Center (Worcester); EASCO Handtool Company (Springfield); Employment Resources Inc. laundry workers, including components with Middlesex Community College and Marriott (Boston/Lynn); IUE/The Work Connection (Lynn); AT&T (Lawrence); and Columbia Cable (New Bedford). (LB) Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education.
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Business, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Employees, English (Second Language), Industrial Training, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Skill Development, State Programs, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre Research, Inc., Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts