ERIC Number: ED363719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Mountain Empire Community College Workplace Literacy Program. Final Evaluation Report.
An evaluation of the Mountain Empire Community College workplace literacy program included interviews with representatives from three workplace partners who stated their support for skills training programs in workplace basics. Basic skills instruction was provided to 24 students from 33 industries. Students' basic skills progress and skills levels were monitored. Deficient workplace skills areas were identified, and training programs focusing on issues of organizational effectiveness and teamwork were custom designed to meet the specific training needs. A total of 117 employees participated in job-specific and communication skills classes, 275 in organizational effectiveness and teamwork skills training. On the whole, participants rated training programs as good to excellent. Although numbers fell short of projections, the training delivered was by all measures of above average quality. Business partners gave only positive feedback as to the meaningful contribution of the project and felt excellent communication lines had been established. (Appendixes to the 12-page report include the following: advisory board and interagency council meeting agendas and minutes; partners' agreement; questionnaire to assess training needs on basic skills; materials on the basic skills curriculum; instruments to identify training needs; syllabi for organizational effectiveness, teamwork, and computer skills courses; and evaluation surveys.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Employer Employee Relationship, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Team Training, Teamwork, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Empire Community Coll., Big Stone Gap, VA.