ERIC Number: ED438885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Success Skills for Textile Workers. Final Performance Report.
The Success Skills for Textile Workers project was established in November 1994 by Alabama educational institutions and textile manufacturers to provide workplace literacy training for textile workers. This report details project objectives and outcomes through October 31, 1997. Introductory materials describe project components and list indicators of success. Actual project accomplishments for the period are compared with program objectives: employing project personnel; analyzing educational needs; implementing outreach and recruitment; developing instructional programs; achieving job retention or promotion for at least 70% of program "graduates"; achieving positive supervisor evaluations of at least 70% of graduates; providing support services and training instructors; developing workshops to transfer the program to other sites; implementing a dissemination plan; developing an evaluation strategy; institutionalizing the program; helping improve the self-esteem of at least 80% of participants; achieving high school equivalent certificates for at least 40 participants; reducing turnover rates among participants by at least 20%; improving plant productivity rates; and transferring the project to at least seven other textile industries. A discussion of lessons learned in the project is offered, as are five appendixes listing job profiles completed for this project and a sample job analysis and profile; a curriculum development flow chart, titles and descriptions of learning modules, and a sample field test evaluation form; an employee evaluation form; a formative evaluation plan; and the dissemination plan and two project newsletters. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.