ERIC Number: ED429193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Project BELIEVE. Final Report. (A National Workplace Literacy Project with Bakery Europa and Straub Clinic & Hospital).
Zane, Lawrence F. H.
Bakery Europa and the Straub Clinic in Hawaii participated in Project BELIEVE, a 3-year (1995-98) workplace literacy project conducted in partnership with the University of Hawaii's College of Education. Instruction focused on the literacy, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in the baking and health care industries, determined through needs assessments of both companies. These skills include the following: English for nonnative speakers, reading, business writing, mathematics, effective communication strategies, and team building. Courses were designed using workplace-specific materials for each company and conducted during the workday in a room set aside as an education center. Evaluation of the project showed that it is necessary to support of both management and employees for a workplace literacy project to succeed. Management needed to be kept apprised of the progress of the project and its relevance for improvements in productivity. Employees learned why it was important for them to improve their skills and earned small incentives for participation. Most employees improved their skills. (Contains a public service announcement, a newsletter, mini-lessons, evaluation reports, and a Straub employee newsletter article.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii