ERIC Number: ED388779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills in the Workplace. A Partnership Project of National Workplace Literacy Program between Business/Industry Training Institute of Northwest Iowa Community College and Coilcraft, Inc. of Hawarden, Iowa. Final Report.
Northwest Iowa Community Coll., Sheldon.
This report documents how the Business/Training Institute of Northwest Iowa Community College and Coilcraft, Inc., of Hawarden, Iowa, worked as partners to establish a basic workplace skills program for Coilcraft's workers. The project goals were to develop and offer a workplace literacy program that would enroll 160 workers and prepare them to use new technology and operating methods and also improve their basic skills in a 15-month basic skills improvement program. Of the 338 Coilcraft employees who started the program, 225 completed at least one of its four instructional blocks (a 66.6% completion rate). Training in basic team skills was provided to 109 workers. At the end of 15 months, participants' grade level changes in reading, math, and writing averaged 1.1, 1.1, and 1.4 years, respectively, and 64 workers completed General Educational Development (GED) testing in at least 1 area (8 completed testing in all 5 areas). Appendixes constituting approximately 90% of this document contain the following: mathematics skills curriculum, glossary, workplace skill building brochure, news releases, individual development plan, comments on the Mid-America Conference, basic team skills materials, team minutes, project-related correspondence and dissemination comments, final budget, milestone chart, quarterly report, final financial status report, and final external evaluation report. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum, Educational Cooperation, Financial Support, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Teamwork, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Iowa Community Coll., Sheldon.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests