ERIC Number: ED377334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Valmont 2000. Workplace Literacy for Lifelong Learning. Final Performance Report.
Jones, Kenneth M.
In 1989, Valmont Industries, a global manufacturer of steel lighting poles, center pivot irrigation systems, and other technologies and Metropolitan Community College began to work closely to address the basic skills training needs of Valmont workers. This partnership provided a unique educational opportunity for both Valmont employees and the communities in which they lived through a comprehensive program of assessment, performance-based curriculum development, job-based literacy instruction, and program evaluation. The program was designed to benefit more than 350 Valmont employees in Valley, Nebraska, and become a model for replication at other businesses. Valmont 2000 provided comprehensive employee skill assessments, individualized learning plans, job task/literacy analyses, performance-based curricula, academic advising, mentoring, tutoring programs, and an Employee Development Center. (Numerous appendixes to the 81-page report contain the following: mission statement; survey forms; participant case studies; sample assessments; update reports; partnership exercise; a symposium paper, "Workplace Literacy and the Role of the Industrial/Organizational Psychologist" by Durr and Peterson; job tasks procedure; minimum basic skills standards; sample curriculum; and employee orientation handbook. The attached external evaluator's final report provides supporting documentation to indicate that each objective was met.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Inplant Programs, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Learning Disabilities, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Task Analysis, Tutoring, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Community Coll., Omaha, NE.