ERIC Number: ED355393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Job Enhancement Training (JET) Program. A Demonstration Workplace Training Program in Partnership with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Pensacola, Florida. Training Period: May 1991-October 1992.
Pensacola Junior Coll., FL.
The Job Enhancement Training (JET) Program was a partnership between Pensacola Junior College (PJC) and Armstrong World Industries (Florida). The partners implemented a workplace literacy training program at the company's Pensacola plant using a five-phase social context curriculum model. The curriculum, based on job analysis, used small-group settings to increase employees' skills in mathematics, reading, writing, listening, speaking, and using printed materials in actual job tasks. Employees also improved their attitudes toward literacy and their jobs. During the program, the employees' mean test score growth was one grade level, and employees' scores on job tasks also improved measurably. The external evaluator's final report, along with teacher observations, employee comments, supervisor comments, and management comments indicated that communication skills and confidence improved for the 184 JET participants. The project is expected to be replicated in other Armstrong plants. (Four appendixes, which make up about half of the report, include a description of the curriculum knowledge base, job enhancement training structured interview procedures, the JET exit interview, and sample learning activities and lesson plans.) (Contains 39 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Course Content, Inplant Programs, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, Social Environment, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Pensacola Junior Coll., FL.