ERIC Number: ED372287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills and Job Retention. Final Report.
Seminole Community Coll., Sanford, FL.
A project developed an educational model to deliver academic remediation services to small businesses at a cost-effective rate by using a lead instructor and volunteer assistants. The first step was planning and implementing the tutor training segment. The class and accompanying manual were developed, and tutors were identified and trained in a 2-hour class. Simultaneously, the preemployment class and accompanying manual for students were being produced. A telephone survey of 24 businesses obtained information about businesses' basic skills needs, employment qualifications, and desired worker attributes. Student skills and employment interests were assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development (GED) Entry Survey, and COPS II Test. The preemployment class was offered to migrant clients nearing the end of GED or vocational studies and preparing to enter the job market. The lead instructor visited work sites, met with students and supervisors, and updated individualized educational programs. Trained volunteers were responsible for day-to-day program implementation. (Appendixes to the seven-page report include the following: correspondence and publicity materials; tutor training class lesson plans; tutor training workshop pre- and postassessment and evaluation; telephone survey; students' survey of needs; preemployment class lesson plans; certificates; preemployment class pre- and postassessment and student evaluation summaries; and evaluation forms.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Seminole Community Coll., Sanford, FL.
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