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ERIC Number: ED462541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Investing in Workers' Basic Skills: Lessons from Company-Funded Workplace-Based Programs.
Levenson, Alec R.
This monograph, written for persons interested in promoting company-funded workplace basic skills programs, addresses the following 13 key issues: (1) companies' rationale for investing in workers' basic skills; (2) the factors that need to be in place for a workplace basic skills program to be adopted; (3) who in the company makes the decision to fund a program; (4) the relationship to the company's philosophy on training; (5) the learning center model; (6) the role of external grants as potential seed funding sources; (7) the relevance and difficulty of showing a direct bottom line impact from a basic skills training program; (8) tailoring the program to the needs of the business and its employees; (9) long-term sustainability; (10) the pros and cons of confidentiality, scheduling and release time, and location; (11) the role of computer-based learning; (12) the curse of unmet expectations (both the company's and the employees'); (13) lifelong learning and the limitations of workplace-based programs. Recommendations are made to basic skills practitioners, companies, and policymakers; nine company-sponsored basic skills programs are profiled. (KC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Volume V, Number 1.