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ERIC Number: ED426269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Pages: 148
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.