ERIC Number: ED426269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
VISIONS2 Learning for Life Initiative. Final Report.
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Coll., Orangeburg, SC.; Holnam, Inc., Holly Hill, SC.
During the Learning for Life Initiative, a technical college and an adult education center partnered with two area businesses to develop and deliver job-specific workplace literacy and basic skills training to employees. Major activities of the initiative included the following: comprehensive staff development program for all project instructors, educational representatives, and business partners; initial assessment of both businesses' employees; job-specific literacy audits; development and delivery of an instructional curriculum including 35 classes and workshops (on such topics as conflict resolution, stress management, basic chemistry, computer basics, job-related reading and mathematics, communication, business writing, technology on the job, independent study, and basic electricity); ongoing outreach activities; individual education plans for all project participants; continued employment and career advancement activities to boost productivity and/or upgrade workers' skills; ongoing supportive services to overcome barriers to program participation; and orientation and information sharing activities for all worksite supervisors. All project goals were met or exceeded. (Twenty-five tables/figures are included. Appendixes constituting approximately 70% of the document contain the following: needs assessment materials and results; recruitment and retention plan and materials; curriculum development materials; student, supervisor, and workshop evaluation forms and results; and learning styles research.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Research, Enrollment, Individualized Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Recruitment, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, 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: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Coll., Orangeburg, SC.; Holnam, Inc., Holly Hill, SC.
Note: For the "Workplace Literacy Implementation Model", see CE 077 955. Prepared in partnership with Orangeburg-Calhoun Adult Education and Devro-Teepak, Inc.