ERIC Number: ED451395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Engaging Education: Integrating Work, Technology and Learning for Adults.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
This guide is for Neighborhood Networks center staff and volunteers who want to learn how centers across the country are helping adults meet work force demands. It provides resources to work force development programs so examples can be tailored to meet the needs of other communities. It focuses on challenges that integrating academics and job skills development presents, while posing some new solutions. Section 1 addresses Issue 1: Teaching basic workplace skills and competencies. Focus is on the basic competencies, skills, and qualities required by all young people to meet the demands of America's workplaces by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS). It covers putting SCANS to work; SCANS five competencies; SCANS three-part foundation; and integrating SCANS into training. Section 2 addresses Issue 2: Assessing training programs that meet employer needs. Section 3 discusses Issue 3: Helping residents become marketable in the workplace. Section 4 is on Issue 4: Creating projects that stimulate people to move beyond. Appendixes contain a sample information technology skill standards learner progress chart; annotated list of 9 resource organizations, 3 publications, and 4 Web sites; and industry, contact information, and name of 3 Building Linkages Projects and 22 National Skills Standards Projects. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Computer Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Low Income, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients, World Wide Web
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Networks, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207. Tel: 888-312-2743 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-934-3230 (TTY). For full text: http://www.hud.gov/nnw/resourcesforcenters/nnwguide015.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.