ERIC Number: ED351488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Northeast Texas Workplace Partnership Implementation Program.
Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.
The Northeast Texas Workplace Partnership Program developed curriculum and training materials based on the literacy requirements of the workplace for two different industries in northeast Texas--Lone Star Steel Company and Pilgrim's Pride Industries. Three advisory committees were established to involve the community, education, and business and industry in the project. The methods used for creating job-specific materials were needs assessment, observation and interviewing of employees, and task analysis. Classes in applied writing were implemented at Lone Star. Fifty-nine employees participated, and the course was evaluated. Classes were to continue under a National Workplace Literacy grant. Classes at Pilgrim's Pride (a Quality Assurance Certification Course) were delayed because of internal disruption and replacement of key personnel. The third-party evaluation of the Lone Star project concluded that the project made a positive contribution to a large number of employees and established a linkage and collaboration between education and industry that was expected to have many positive effects. (Appendixes include a 16-item bibliography, recruitment flyer and sample invitation letter from Lone Star, applied writing manual developed for Lone Star, self-evaluation of attitudes and competencies survey--Applied Writing Class, Lone Star, Quality Assurance Tests/Job Lists--Pilgrim's Pride, and a third-party evaluation plan.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.