ERIC Number: ED426201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-18
Reference Count: N/A
Success Skills for Textile Workers. Workforce 2000 Partnership. Workplace Literacy Project. End-of-Project External Evaluation Report. November 1, 1994-October 31, 1997.
A 3-year workplace literacy project combined the resources and efforts of a junior and a technical college, literacy education providers, and businesses to implement an assessment and education program for textile workers. The program included four components: (1) reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics skills; (2) creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and team work skills; (3) support services; and (4) dissemination, field testing, and transfer of the program to textile industries throughout the country. A total of 5,186 workers participated in the project. Of these, 4,490 workers participated in 17,793 hours in basic skills, and 3,056 participated in 3,170 hours in higher-order skills. An outside evaluator concluded that the project was successful and that the commitment of all partners (business and education) to the success of the project was the key to the remarkable achievements of Workforce 2000. Although hard evidence to support employee skill gains was difficult to obtain, managers reported improvements in skills and attitudes of the employees who had participated in the project. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Fashion Industry, Institutional Cooperation, Job Skills, Manufacturing Industry, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.