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ERIC Number: ED508397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
EFF Voice. Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2003
National Institute for Literacy
This issue of "EFF Voice" was assembled by the staff to share with their readers some of the ways their partners are using Equipped for the Future (EFF) to help adults build the skills they need to be successful in the workforce today. Readers will learn about how states like New Jersey are using EFF to craft a common vision and a common set of results for the state's workforce development system; how states like Texas have integrated EFF into their Request for Proposals (RFPs) for state-funded workplace literacy programs; how business organizations like the National Retail Federation use EFF to prepare prospective retail workers to meet the Customer Service standards developed by the Sales and Service Voluntary Partnership. Readers will also see how EFF is helping programs like Canton City Schools in Ohio prepare mothers who are on welfare to make the transition to the workforce for the first time, and programs like Anamarc in El Paso, Texas prepare dislocated garment workers whose first language is Spanish to build the skills they need to find new jobs in the growing health care sector. Readers will hear moving stories of individual transformation; and they will learn about the amazing results of Washington's Families That Work/Work First program--results they attribute to EFF. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Building and Certifying Work Readiness; (2) Who Will be First Hired and Last Fired?; (3) New Jersey Uses EFF to Structure Its Workforce Development System; (4) Combining Work and Education: It Doesn't Have to Be a Case of Either/Or; (5) From Role Map to Standards to Performance Assessment; (6) Linking to Private Sector Partners: EFF and Retail Sales; (7) EFF Effectively Links Education and Training; and (8) On-Line Resources.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Literacy
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; Ohio; Texas; Washington