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ERIC Number: ED410387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-16
Pages: 19
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Statement by Lloyd David, Ed.D., President/Executive Director, Continuing Education Institute on Adult Education and Literacy.
David, Lloyd
The National Workplace Literacy Program was very effective for a number of reasons: (1) grants are awarded for 3 years, enabling companies to plan, implement, and evaluate their efforts; (2) the program demanded a partnership of businesses, government, an educational provider, and students/employees; and (3) an educational consortium was established to share ideas. Workplace literacy means education in basic skills that can be used immediately on the job. It increases the job skills and productivity of workers, leading to improved self-esteem and better work attitudes. It is important today when U.S. companies must do more with less in order to compete in the world marketplace because it enables workers to be more flexible and to contribute ideas to increase company profits. The GLOBAL 2000 National Workplace Literacy Program has helped 43 people receive their high school diploma. The companies involved are very happy with their investment in the program. Recommendations for workplace literacy legislation include the following: awarding grants for at least 3 years, requiring that adult literacy legislation mentions workplace education, requiring states to spend a percentage of federal money on workplace education, offering tax incentives for companies to support workplace education, and providing a mechanism to disseminate successful results from workplace literacy projects. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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