ERIC Number: ED403381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Sweetwater National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report.
Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA.
The Sweetwater National Workplace Literacy Project was undertaken to develop the following: (1) industry/company-specific individualized literacy skills training for currently employed adults and (2) individualized, preemployment workplace literacy and job-specific skills training for unemployed or underemployed adults. The following site-specific programs were developed: a 1-week course for individuals wishing to become convenience store clerks; a 12-week (1.5 hours each week) course in general chemistry for waste handlers; a 4-session basic skills workshop for parking lot attendants; and a 120-hour course for certified nurse assistants. A total of 296 currently employed and unemployed/underemployed individuals were served by the programs. Of those individuals, 218 (73%) had positive outcomes. The basic skills for health occupations course is becoming part of the school district's regular adult school program and will continue indefinitely under regular funding. (Appended are foundation skill matrices for the literacy training provided to convenience store clerks and parking lot attendants and course outlines of the workplace literacy courses for convenience store clerks, waste handlers, and certified nurse assistants and other health workers. A copy of the independent project evaluation is attached.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Chemistry, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Education, Curriculum Development, Distributive Education, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Nurses Aides, Parking Facilities, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Safety Education, Service Occupations, Waste Disposal, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA.