ERIC Number: ED365780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Project TIP. Tyson Improvement Program. A Model National Workplace Literacy Project. Executive Summary Report.
Wallace State Coll., Hanceville, AL.
Project TIP (Tyson Improvement Program) was undertaken in 1992 to provide basic and job-specific skills training to current employees of Tyson Foods. The workplace literacy program, which was jointly developed by staff from Wallace State College in Hanceville, Alabama, and Tyson Foods, was designed to be presented to Tyson employees at five locations for four 13-week cycles. A literacy audit, job task analysis, and employee assessment were conducted. The audit/analysis results were used to develop a context-specific curriculum. Also developed were recruitment/retention strategies and support services. During the project, job-specific instruction (in reading and/or mathematics) was provided to 571 Tyson employees, and basic adult education was provided to an additional 267 employees. Individual educational programs were developed for each participating employee, and ongoing tutorial and learning lab assistance was also provided to selected Tyson employees through two helping organizations, Alabama Adult Education and Green Thumb, as well as volunteer tutors and computer-assisted instruction. All of the groups receiving training at each of the program sites had statistically significant increases in their math and reading scores on job-specific posttests, and the overall project attendance rate at the five sites was 84%. Program participation barriers and ways of improving the program are identified. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Corporate Education, Demonstration Programs, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, National Programs, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wallace State Coll., Hanceville, AL.