ERIC Number: ED372285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Precision Strike Training in Lean Manufacturing: A Workplace Literacy Guidebook [and] Final Report on Precision Strike Workplace Literacy Training at CertainTeed Corporation.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Vance-Granville Community Coll., Henderson, NC.
CertainTeed's Precision Strike training program was designed to close the gaps between the current status of its workplace and where that work force needed to be to compete successfully in global markets. Precision Strike included Skills and Knowledge in Lifelong Learning (SKILL) customized, computerized lessons in basic skills, one-on-one tutoring, and workbooks but was enhanced by special classes and functional context workbooks customized for each participant's job. The project developed criterion-referenced assessment tools, provided over 720 instructional hours, developed performance measures, and compared performance measures for an experimental and comparison group. Data analysis revealed clear-cut learning gains on functional context pre- and posttests and on the Cloze test. A Precision Strike guidebook for manufacturing workplace literacy practitioners is attached. It is organized around training tasks that provide an approach and framework for developing functional context workplace literacy programs in manufacturing settings. The tasks are organized into groundwork, curriculum, implementation, and evaluation. Each task is followed by a series of steps to be accomplished. Illustrative material is provided directly from CertainTeed's experiences. Appendixes include information on workplace literacy tools (Nominal Group Technique, Cloze procedure, Test of Adult Basic Education, Tests of Applied Literacy Skills, and CertainTeed instruments) and CertainTeed examples. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Vance-Granville Community Coll., Henderson, NC.