ERIC Number: ED352486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Literacy: Bottom-Line Business Strategies. Showcase 3.
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee.
This report presents a concise and useful overview of the issue of business/education partnerships to develop and implement workplace literacy programs. The first chapter focuses on the challenges of developing a literate work force for Florida. It considers the changing workplace and work force, Florida trends in illiteracy, the impact of illiteracy, and literacy partnerships as a solution. The next chapter discusses a number of approaches that have been used successfully and stresses the role business/education partnerships can play in creating effective, financially feasible programs. It outlines five types of literacy programs and lists key concepts to keep in mind when creating a program and 11 steps for creating a program. The following chapter describes 10 Florida basic skills-building programs--all of them involving business and most of them partnerships with a public-sector organization such as a local school system or community college. Individual employers are as follows: Becker Holding Corporation; Bee Gee Shrimp Inc.; Frito-Lay Inc.; Gadsen County Chamber of Commerce; Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc.; Mid-Florida Mining Industries, Inc.; Motorola Inc.; Palm Beach Post; Tropicana Products, Inc.; and Vanity Fair Mills. A contact person and telephone number are provided for each employer. Florida and national resource organizations are listed. Addresses, telephone number and description of service(s) are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resources, School Business Relationship, Statewide Planning, Workplace Literacy
Florida Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 11309, Tallahassee, FL 32302-3309 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida