ERIC Number: ED424443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Training Project, Eugene, Oregon. Final Report.
Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.
The Workplace Training Project began as a partnership between Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and four area businesses. Their primary objective was to develop worksite-specific, learner-centered, competency-based workplace curricula in topics such as the following: basic math, fractions and measurement in the workplace, survival math for work and home, interpersonal skills, business writing, problem solving in the workplace, and English as a second language. During the project's second year, two additional business partners joined the project. At all six worksites, training programs were based on individualized learning plans (ILPs) that were jointly developed by the program instructors and learners based on individual skills assessments and job task analyses. At all sites, site advisory teams participated in ongoing monthly meetings to help project staff deliver customized training. Of the 419 unduplicated participants served during the project, 100% completed ILPs and 82% met the competencies identified, as measured by pre and posttesting and/or self-assessments. Learners, business partners, and instructors alike expressed high levels of satisfaction with the project's training methods and outcomes. (An appendix constituting approximately 60% of this document contains the following: project timetable, project data sheet, and participant pre and posttest scores by worksite.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Advisory Committees, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Job Analysis, Literacy Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Task Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.