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ERIC Number: ED514373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Equipped for the Future. Preparing for Work: A Guide for Business
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee (NJ3)
"Preparing for Work," developed by Equipped for the Future at the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, is a skills-based course designed for implementation in organizations and agencies involved in preparing their clients and students for entry level work. Each of the instructional modules that comprise the "Preparing for Work" course has integrated the specific SCANS tasks (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Basic Skills) and the EFF Content Standards, identified on the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) profile. The course is available with the accompanying two-day training, during which participants begin to: facilitate the curricular activities from the modules; explain the connections among the EFF Standards, the SCANS skills clusters, and the Work Readiness Profile; and, articulate the critical features of the curriculum. Participants also receive an instructor manual, a hard-copy student manual, and a subscription to our online materials service, which allows instructors to with access online student materials, curriculum revisions, and updates, and eliminates the need to continually purchase student materials. In addition, participants are given the opportunity to join our discussion list, where training participants from across the country can share ideas, results, and information with each other. Topics covered in the Guide for Business include: (1) Improving the Productivity of the Workforce; (2) Developing Effective, Productive Employees; (3) Helping Employees Reach Their Potential; (4) Preparing Adults to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century; (5) The EFF Worker Role Map; (6) The EFF Standards for Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning; (7) The Work Readiness Profile; (8) EFF's Preparing for Work Course; (9) Goals of the Curriculum; (10) Partnerships for Success; and (11) Benefits of an Internship Program. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [The Preparing for Work Course was developed through generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.]
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee. 600 Henley Street Suite 312, Knoxville, TN 37996. Tel: 865-974-4109; Fax: 865-974-3857; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Tennessee, Center for Literacy Studies
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee