ERIC Number: ED369974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Training Program (National Workplace Literacy Program). June 1, 1992-December 31, 1993. Final Report.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.
The Wisconsin Workplace Partnership Training Program involved the state's technical college system board, state chapter of the AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and Madison Center on Education and Work. The state-level education-labor-management partnership was mirrored at the local level in 28 worksite education centers. Instruction was offered in large (over 2,000 employees) and small (fewer than 100 employees) companies in the manufacturing, health care, service, and publishing industries. The partnership model on which the project was based featured open-entry/open-exit worksite educational programs, trained peer advisors to orient and encourage employees, and qualified instructional staff committed to teaching job-specific workplace basic skills curricula. In 1992-93, nearly 19,000 teaching hours of basic skills instruction was provided to 2,801 workers with a mean age of 37.5 years. Among the participants, 871 demonstrated improved test scores in basic skill areas and 496 showed improved communications skills. (Included in this package are the following: final project report; outside evaluation report; peer advisor handbook; peer advisor training activities; instructional materials for use in workshops on the metric system, battery construction, technical writing, math skills for auto repairers, speedreading, and workplace vocabulary; and 11 practice tests for city employment entrance examinations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Content Area Reading, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Metric System, Numeracy, Partnerships in Education, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Speed Reading, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Technical Writing, Two Year Colleges, Unions, Vocabulary Development, Workplace Literacy, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center on Education and Work.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin