ERIC Number: ED368968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Mercer County Community College Workplace Skills Project. Final Evaluation (September 1, 1992-February 28, 1994).
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in Trenton, New Jersey, and two local companies (The Trane Company and The Hibbert Group) collaborated on a job-focused, competency-based curriculum to develop literacy competence and English communication capability among native English speakers and speakers of English as a second language (ESL) working at Trane and Hibbert. After a Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process was conducted to determine the potential students' specific job needs, a curriculum and course modules that included instruction in the following areas were developed: basic blueprint reading, business writing, communication on the job, documentation, ESL, making the most of the work day, math on the job, presentation skills, problem solving, reading comprehension, time management, stress management, and telecommunications. MCCC trained more than 500 employees. As a result of participating in the program, many employees improved their English communication skills, self-esteem, understanding of work assignments, and job-coping skills. (An external evaluation, study of the effects of workplace education, and a sample lesson are included. Appendixes constituting more than half the document contain the following: course outlines, orientation material, schedule, survey, individual education plan, project-related correspondence and newspaper articles, and training material.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599 and CE 066 399-418.