ERIC Number: ED427210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education School to Work. Final Report.
A project identified and established components related to adult basic education's role in school-to-work (STW) transition. It focused on developing a cognitive framework for competency-based adult employability classes, integrating adult basic and literacy education (ABLE)-funded programs into the Erie Area STW partnership, and establishing a model for ABLE participation in the local Career Preparation Marketplace. A "white paper", "Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programming Consistent with Workplace Development," was produced that outlined 17 concepts underlying adult education within a framework of employability and training. Approximately 330 adult testing scores were added to a database of adult academic records for students applying to the Regional Skill Center for technical training. The Wonderlic Basic Skills and Personnel Tests were used. A directory of providers in Region 1 was developed and provided to the Erie Area STW Partnership. The Northwest Professional Development Center was the primary partner in planning the Erie Job Fair and in organizing representation of local training entities, including all ABLE-funded programs. A model program of employability classes was conducted in conjunction with groups of manufacturers and the Regional Higher Education Council. Four levels of classes were available: Work Hardening and Employability 1, 2, and 3. (The 17-page report is followed by these appendixes: the white paper; the written framework; course descriptions; test scores; providers directory; and job fair materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, Edinboro, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania