ERIC Number: ED369988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Partners for Employees' Progress 1992-1994. A National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report.
Harlow, Debra B.; Askov, Eunice N.
Four community colleges in North Carolina cooperated to provide workplace literacy education to employees of eight plants in the state. The target population for the program was 710 adults who had not completed high school or who were functioning below high school level who were employed at one of the industry sites. The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System Employability Competency System was used to assess basic skill levels of students/employees along with criterion-referenced tests developed for the customized curriculum. Classes were provided on site during regular work hours, and employees were compensated for their time. The program proved successful in the following areas: recruiting more than the targeted number of employees, improving the basic skills levels of those employees who participated in the program regularly, improving job-related literacy skills, improving productivity and quality of work, improving attendance, continuing curriculum development, providing orientation to teaching staff, and meeting individual employees' needs for job-related education (resulting in job promotions and increased proficiency). An outside evaluator determined that the workplace literacy program had been successful and suggested changes in administrative structures. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Community Coll., Roxboro, NC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina