ERIC Number: ED362712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Skills and Knowledge in Lifelong Learning.
In a pilot project, Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina and a local roofing manufacturer jointly developed the SKILL (Skills and Knowledge in Lifelong Learning) training program. The 63 employees enrolled in the voluntary program thus far have received weekly instruction in functional, learning, and computer skills, as well as technical training in job-specific skill areas. Manuals focusing on literacy requirements have been developed for each job and used as a basis for developing curricula for the various program courses. According to interviews conducted with 5-10 participants every 6 weeks, most participants feel that the program has been beneficial to them and demonstrates the company's personal interest in its employees. Plant management is currently working to help more employees see the link between the basic skills training being offered and their jobs, and SKILL staff members are working to include more functional contextual curriculum materials in the program. (This report includes job task analyses, program promotion materials, a program evaluation report detailing participant gains during the first year, and the program evaluation instrument.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Educational Cooperation, Functional Literacy, Industrial Training, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Vance-Granville Community Coll., Henderson, NC.
Note: Also sponsored by CertainTeed Corp., Oxford, NC.