ERIC Number: ED361537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Gadsden. "Bridging the Gap." Section 353 Project Final Report.
Gasden Adult and Community Education Program, Quincy, FL.
A cooperative effort was made by the Chamber of Commerce and the Adult and Community Education Program to encourage and facilitate work force literacy in small and medium-sized businesses, industries, and government agencies in Gadsden County, Florida. Businesses that could benefit were identified through a business/industry questionnaire. Six businesses and two government agencies agreed to participate in the program, with approximately 50 employee participants involved during the year. In addition, 48 volunteer tutors were trained and 12 assigned during the project. Employees identified as potential participants for the project were evaluated using the Test of Adult Basic Education (which was also used as a posttest to measure progress). Ten employee participants succeeded in obtaining General Educational Development certificates during the project. A Workforce Literacy Advisory Council was established and continues to function. The project developed a pamphlet and a packet of materials to send to all businesses and industries in Gadsden County having 25 or more employees. The project was publicized through the media, and 26 site visits were made to businesses and government agencies for the purpose of promoting the project. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Gasden Adult and Community Education Program, Quincy, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida