ERIC Number: ED391092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
REACH--Richmond Enhanced Academics for Change. Nabisco Richmond Model. Skills Effectiveness Training for Workplace Literacy: The Non-Intrusive Determination of Workplace Literacy Skills Requirements in a Union Environment. Final Reports.
Nabisco, Richmond, VA.
A workplace literacy project was conducted at the Nabisco Richmond Facility for the following purposes: to determine what academic skills are necessary to perform 10 selected jobs, to develop a validated assessment to evaluate an employee's literacy skills, to develop a job-specific curriculum to improve skill deficits, and to provide an individualized education program so that each employee can gain the skills needed for personal and job goals. Approximately 100 employees volunteered for assessment and training. During the project, a listening learning module was developed and pilot tested and modules on reading and mathematics were developed. Because of delays in the project, however, employees did not complete the training at the time of project completion. The materials developed are continuing to be implemented at the plant, to an enthusiastic response from employees and a decrease in waste, defects, and absenteeism that can be partially attributed to the program. Outside evaluation also showed the program to be a success. (The report includes the external evaluation report, a validated assessment of job skills, and materials for the listening learning module.) (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: Nabisco, Richmond, VA.
Note: For a related curriculum, see CE 070 708.