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ERIC Number: ED377295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)