ERIC Number: ED380674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Alliance for Workforce Skills. Final Report. Summative Evaluation Report.
Capital Community-Technical Coll., Hartford, CT.; Greater Hartford Alliance for Literacy, CT.
The Alliance for Workforce Skills (AWS), a public/private partnership, provided adult basic skills training to employed and unemployed men and women in the Greater Hartford area. Many goals were not met, due in large part to the massive downturn in the Hartford economy. Only one of the four sponsoring corporations was still an active AWS partner at the expiration of the grant. Only 360 employees of the 520 projected received training, but other accomplishments were achieved: development and refinement of standardized approaches to curriculum development, instructional delivery, and evaluation systems. At the Center for Professional Advancement, 433 unemployed participants were trained in basic skills areas. Members of the AWS collaborative were extremely committed to the role of the private sector as educational leaders and advocates. Dissemination activities were targeted toward corporations, colleges, and employment training/adult education programs. The partner corporations' ability and will to collect training data were seriously hindered by massive layoffs, continuous threats of layoffs, and waves of restructuring. (Appendixes include the curriculum development process, learning objectives, and evaluation instruments. The summative evaluation report by the independent evaluator provides financial information and finds that program effectiveness was adversely affected by the economic situation.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Unemployment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Capital Community-Technical Coll., Hartford, CT.; Greater Hartford Alliance for Literacy, CT.