ERIC Number: ED377295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project REACH. Regional Education To Achieve with Company Help. Performance Report.
Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO.
Parkway Area Adult Basic Education Program formed a partnership with St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Watlow Electric, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis to develop a model National Workplace Literacy Program. The instructional model developed under Project REACH (Regional Education to Achieve with Company Help) was to establish a learning center at each business or hospital that was subsidized by the company. Each student had an individualized learning plan. A traditional basic skills/General Educational Development (GED) component was offered. Customized training classes were developed at each site and conducted on company time. At Watlow Electric, 134 employees participated in decimal training; 82 took a note-taking/writing class. Fifteen nutrition services employees received instruction on safe handling of chemicals, personal cleanliness and handwashing, and basic safety. Twenty-one employees of Surrey Place, the extended care facility of St. Luke's Hospital, completed a communications I class; four completed a communications II class. Outcomes included increased job retention, five participants attaining a GED, and larger pools of promotable employees. (Appendixes include summaries of evaluation surveys from St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Surrey Place, and Watlow Electric; project assessment form; and articles and endorsements regarding project success.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Electricians, Hospital Personnel, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)