ERIC Number: ED384780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Skills Today for Tomorrow: Advancing a Workplace Literacy Consortium for the Printing Industry. May 1993-April 1995 Final Report.
Catonsville Community Coll., MD.
A 2-year project was conducted to improve the productivity of the work force through improvement of literacy skills in the workplace by providing instruction to employees in the printing industry in the Baltimore (Maryland) metropolitan area; Carroll County and Charles County, Maryland; and York, Pennsylvania. The project was organized with input from the six companies whose workers participated. The curriculum, which had been designed during a previous grant period, was updated, and recruiting materials were developed. Potential students were assessed using standardized tests, and workers who were interested were placed into the program on one of three levels according to their needs. Instruction was provided with a great deal of flexibility to meet the needs of as many workers as possible. Workers who participated in the program reported that they read and write more and use mathematics better. Evaluation of the project was positive. However, constant staff changes, both in the project and in the companies, made the project more difficult to implement. (Project materials, including a sample of the curriculum and a third-party evaluation, are included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD.
Note: For related documents, see ED 355 367-368 and CE 069 468.