ERIC Number: ED401481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Work Together--Learn Together. A Model that Incorporates Community Partnerships.
Leef, Carol; Riddle, Tamara
This manual was developed as a guide for setting up a workplace education program. Based on the Workplace Education Project (WEP) in Peterborough, Ontario, the manual contains nine chapters that provide details of the WEP and suggestions for implementing the process in other locations. The first chapter provides a rationale for a WEP program, and the second chapter suggests the key components necessary to determine a focus and a plan for a program. Chapter 3 suggests methods for approaching different sectors (manufacturing, health care, seasonal workers, and others); the implementation process is detailed in chapter 4. Steps in the process are as follows: initial contact, workplace needs assessment, implementation model, employer survey, information for employees, conducting employee interviews, learning plans, report to company, selecting the provider, starting the class, instructor liaison, and participant memos. Information gathering and storage are addressed in chapter 5, and marketing is discussed in chapter 6. Approaches to advocacy and support for employees, employers, and instructors are covered in chapter 7, followed by a chapter on program evaluation methods and an example evaluation from the WEP program. The final chapter lists resources: 3 videotapes, 24 publications, 8 newsletters, and 29 national and provincial or territorial contacts. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
Literacy Ontario Central South, P.O. Box 182, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y8, Canada ($10; shipping and handling: $5 for 1-2 plus $1 for each additional).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; Human Resource Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Literacy Ontario Central South, Peterborough.
Identifiers - Location: Canada