ERIC Number: ED411473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
College of Lake County National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.
Gee, Mary Kay
The College of Lake County's 3-year National Workplace Literacy Program (1994-1997) contributed to economic development by meeting companies' changing educational and production needs as they fluctuated and met new challenges for global marketing and improvement. It assessed 883 employees at 8 business sites with customized assessment tools and instruction. Each assessed learner developed a Career Development Plan (CDP) to assist him or her in selecting and working toward career goals. A workplace curriculum was developed as a broad outline to be implemented in a manufacturing or pharmaceutical business. Instructor training was a continuous process that consisted of staff development workshops, mentoring, newsletters, electronic mail messages, and self-study workplace training modules. An Individualized Educational Plan was developed as a tool in identifying needs and interests of learners. The objective of ensuring business involvement was met through establishment of the Business Partner Advisory Council. For an ongoing comprehensive evaluation, Kirkpatrick's four-level model was chosen and customized to measure instruction, curriculum, and program effectiveness. Staff and business partners participated in presentations and learning seminars to disseminate promising strategies and project outcomes. A plan for continuing educational opportunities within each company was finalized by year three. (Samples, materials, and other information accompany the appropriate objective.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Career Choice, Career Development, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Formative Evaluation, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, 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: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.