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ERIC Number: ED368957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-30
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Cafeteria Workers' Skills Enhancement Training Program. Performance Report.
Burt, Miriam
A program was conducted by the Food and Beverage Workers Union in Washington, D.C., to provide workplace literacy classes for food service workers in the city's government agencies, universities, and museums. A curriculum for workplace literacy skills was developed, sites were selected, and students were recruited. From a target audience of approximately 3,000 workers, 209 workers enrolled in the series of classes during the 22 months of the project. A total of 27 classes were offered on a flexible schedule, with at least 60 hours offered for each session. Most classes were scheduled twice a week for 4 hours weekly. Classes were offered in basic skills, pre-General Educational Development (GED) Test, GED test preparation, workplace communications, English as a second language, and a sampler of communications, mathematics, and writing. A total of 215 students attended at least 8 hours in each class, and 73 received certificates for completing at least 80 percent of 2 classes. At the end of the program, the program director recommended that a method be established to encourage employers to help workers to use their new skills on the job and that computers be incorporated into the program. Information about the program was disseminated at 32 conferences. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Food and Beverage Workers Union, Local 32, Washington, DC.