ERIC Number: ED460261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Productivity Training Project Final Report.
University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.
This report describes the Productivity Training Project (PTP), a partnership between the University of Southern Colorado and Latino Chamber of Commerce (LCC) of Pueblo. The project provided "new economy skills" training to employees of LCC member businesses and basic skills training to the unemployed or underemployed. The report explains how PTP made progress in achieving most of its nine objectives: (1) it refined processes through which partnerships were established; (2) LCC's Corporate Advisory Council served as the Partners Council to oversee the project; (3) PTP customized programs of instruction to meet content and time requirements of a very wide variety of businesses; (4) PTP adopted a consultative approach to uncover workplace issues upon which to provide training; (5) it did not conduct job-task analyses; (6) it delivered new economy skills instruction to 552 employees; (7) it served 762 individuals, 513 of whom achieved measurable gains in academic proficiency in one module of instruction or other training related goals; (8) it provided customized training for 45 LCC member businesses; and (9) PTP produced a final report. An evaluation of PTP based on interviews with 17 stakeholders categorizes seven themes that address project effectiveness into three groups: workplace education in the community (community and cultural context, business/education needs, barriers to providing workplace education), program strengths (instructor expertise, impact of training), and program challenges (marketing, past/future). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Small Businesses, Underemployment, Unemployment, Workplace Literacy
Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo, 215 S. Victoria Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003. Tel: 719-542-5513; Fax: 719-542-4657.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado