ERIC Number: ED351561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Rural Workplace Literacy Demonstration Project. Final Performance Report.
Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.
In April 1991, Enterprise State Junior College and MacArthur State Technical College established a rural workplace literacy demonstration project in partnership with adult basic education, seven employers, and a labor organization. The project served 615 persons in classes offered at the 2 colleges, 4 partner locations, and 3 additional worksites. The industrial partners and worksites included trailer manufacturers, food processors, metal fabricators, and textile/apparel manufacturers. The project consisted of three main components. The Gateway Component provided remediation for workers with basic skills deficiencies. The Pathway Component provided needed educational experiences beyond the basic skills and helped workers improve in such areas as problem solving, critical thinking, and work habits. The Linkway Component provided necessary support services to allow workers to participate fully in the project. Indicators of project success were willingness of partners to allow release time and expand employee training, workers' seeking of additional training after project end, and improved worker self-reliance and self-esteem. (Appendixes include a needs assessment checklist, a list of available curricula, a sample description of curriculum developed for one industry, a 12-item bibliography, a sample individual education plan, and a report to the National Workplace Literacy Programs.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.
Note: For related documents, see CE 062 440-441.