ERIC Number: ED377368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Project REACH. Regional Education to Achieve with Company Help. Performance Report.
Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO.
Project REACH (Regional Education to Achieve with Company) was a regional workplace literacy (WL) program designed to increase the levels of literacy, job performance/satisfaction/retention, productivity, and self-esteem of the work force of six businesses in the Saint Louis area and to foster the development of business-education partnerships for WL development. Personnel from the Parkway Area Adult Basic Education program designed and delivered instruction that featured learning centers, customized training classes, and individualized learning plans for participating employees. The project's business partners (Code 3 Public Safety Equipment, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Mary's Health Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Survey Place Dietetics, and WATLOW Electric) provided space for workplace literacy classes that participating employees attended on company time. Other project activities were as follows: an outreach effort that contacted more than 250 businesses in the St. Louis metropolitan area; presentations and needs assessments at 24 companies; establishment of 8 new nongrant sites; and delivery of training programs at 11 nongrant sites under the outreach effort. (A large portion of this report consists of charts/tables documenting the basic/literacy skills gains of WL class participants at six business partners' facilities, project endorsements, and a summary of project outreach activities.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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)