ERIC Number: ED349444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Workplace Learning Initiative: Skills for Productivity and Career Enhancement. A 1991-92 National Workplace Literacy Grant Program. Final Performance Report. June 1991 - September 1992.
Colorado Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.
The Colorado Workplace Learning Initiative was organized for the following purposes: (1) to design and implement a process for public/private partnerships to address workplace literacy; (2) to establish an effective method for curriculum adaptation and development based on specific workplace needs; (3) to provide accessible, relevant, and effective instruction at five demonstration sites (thus meeting the workplace literacy needs of more than 1,000 Colorado workers); and (4) to evaluate the project in order to ensure the creation of a valid statewide model. Business and community college partnerships at five different sites were formed in order to achieve these goals. During the project, curriculum guides were developed for eight literacy areas in mathematics, reading, and writing, with each guide containing materials for several courses developed by the community colleges. Programs were implemented and for the most part completed successfully, with more than 60 percent of participants experiencing improvement in the quality or quantity of their work. This report contains materials from the five program sites and a summary and analysis. Appendixes include an initial interview guide, a follow-up interview guide, a participant survey, a comparison of training evaluation instruments, and project profiles. The report also contains 11 references; an annotated resource guide to articles, assessment and testing materials, books, catalogs, computer-based programs, literacy projects, literature and reports, organizations and associations, and video courses; and a public relations guide. A program and other materials from the "Workplace Learning Showcase," a discussion meeting held September 22, 1992 in Aurora, Colorado, are also attached. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado