ERIC Number: ED378405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Project TIME. Final Evaluation Report.
Schroyer, Connie J.; Payne, David L.
Project TIME (Training Initiative for Manufacturing Employees) was an 18-month National Workplace Literacy Program conducted by Lord Fairfax Community College in conjunction with an automotive parts plant and Triplett Technical and Business Institute in Virginia. Project TIME had three primary objectives: to help employees obtain the basic literacy skills required in a sophisticated manufacturing facility, to enhance their potential for continued employment and/or career advancement, and to increase their productivity. A job/task analysis and literacy audit were conducted to identify the plant employees' training needs. The project curriculum that was developed included courses in the following: calculator math, creating/understanding graphs, algebra I, on-the-job communication, technical reading and writing, decision making and goal setting, career development, computer-assisted writing and math, English skills for the workplace, and team building. During the project's 4 semesters, a total of 202 individuals participated in 1,260 hours of instruction. After completing the Project TIME courses, participants exhibited significant skill gains on posttests and improved job performance. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this final evaluation report include nine learning activities from the course in communicating on the job and a program brochure. A final project performance report is also included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation, Job Performance, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Manufacturing Industry, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lord Fairfax Community Coll., Middletown, VA.
Note: Prepared by Hay Management Consultants.