ERIC Number: ED385770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-31
Oneida Career Development and Technical Training Center. Project Evaluation.
The Oneida Career Development and Technical Training Center was established in 1989 to help Green Bay, Wisconsin, community members and tribal employees develop individual career and educational plans and receive the instruction and related services required to pursue those plans. During a workplace literacy project conducted from June 1993 through June 1995, the center offered workplace literacy instruction to 96 retail division cashiers at 6 stores. Forty-eight retail employees took advantage of the program and participated in learning modules/workshops on such topics as mathematics, keyboarding, reading, interpersonal skills, retail education needs, leadership, self-esteem, walking in two worlds, maintaining a drug-free workplace, and speed reading. Each of following services was also provided to between 4 and 48 participants: self-evaluation, testing, career assessment, child care, and transportation. An evaluation of the workplace literacy project established that it had tremendous potential but experienced limitations in both design and cooperation among the parties involved. Staff dedication to project participants was identified as the project's greatest strength. Lack of coordination and program objectives that could not be realistically pursued within the project's time frame (including the achievement of passing scores on General Educational Development Tests and job advancement) were deemed its main weaknesses. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Oneida Career Development and Technical Training Center, Green Bay, WI.