ERIC Number: ED426224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-4
Summer Site Visits 95. Workplace Education Class Establishes Innovative Networking between Casco Bay Partners.
University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
Employees of Hannaford Brothers Company, Nichols Portland, and Wood Structures in the Casco Bay area of Maine participated in a series of tours at each worksite for three consecutive Tuesdays in August 1995. Each group of employees, some of whom were limited English speakers engaged in workplace literacy classes, planned a tour of their facility, served as hosts to the other companies, and facilitated a discussion around three topics: safety, quality, and education. Participants volunteered for the event and were expected to develop their planning skills, work as teams, budget time, exercise flexibility during the tours, practice public speaking, and improve their listening skills. For most, this was their first opportunity to do a public presentation about their work and their company. Although excited about the chance, many were unsure about the results. As the tours unfolded, everyone's ability, confidence, and learning became evident. Feedback from all the participants was consistently positive. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
Note: Product of the Casco Bay Partnership for Workplace Education.