ERIC Number: ED426260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
WINS: Workplace Improvement of Necessary Skills. Final Report.
The Workplace Improvement of Necessary Skills (WINS) project was initiated by a statewide coalition of Washington businesses and educational institutions to prepare workers in a number of high-performance workplaces to participate fully in their work environments. Together, the project's 11 sites served 872 participants. All project instructors participated in an initial 3-day orientation/training program, curriculum training, and midproject and final meetings. Site task forces developed site-specific recruitment strategies and identified competencies and validated instructional content with business partners. Most sites completed individual educational plans for all learners. Sites developed their own site-specific curricula, which included instruction in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, mathematics, reading, English as a second language, and computer skills. Instructors, coordinators, and business partners indicated that virtually all participants made significant progress. Most sites had strong assessment procedures (including pre- and posttests and supervisor evaluations) in place to document those gains. In addition, all sites were monitored by the project director and evaluated by external evaluators. The curriculum materials were formatted to make them usable by other instructors in other businesses, and an instructor module on basic skills in the workplace was developed. (Reports on all 11 project sites constitute approximately 75% of this document.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington