This site identifies factors that enhance
or inhibit businesses from tapping into a pool of potential employees
and serves as a gateway to information, resources, and services
regarding the employment of people with disabilities.
on Education and Work
The Center on Education and Work seeks
to enhance the quality of career-related learning for all individuals
in schools, colleges, and the workplace.
Center on Education and the Economy
The National Center on Education and the
Economy is dedicated to providing the tools and technical assistance
the nation needs to lead the world in education and training.
Ways of Learning in the Workplace
Bettina A. Lankard
This Digest addresses some of the new ways to learn at work, such
as action learning, situated learning, and incidental learning.
Importance of Culture: Four Models for Workplace Basic Skills
Bonnie Barnard & Susan Bannan
Four models that provide a starting point for planning workplace
basic skills programs are described and discussed.
Literacy Best Practice Guidelines
National Workforce Assistance Collaborative
The National Workforce Assistance Collaborative enumerates characteristics
shared by the most effective workplace literacy programs.
Matters: Teaching and Learning Skills for Work
Beth Giddens & Cathy Stasz
This article explains why educators worry about workplace skills
as well as how academic skills are transformed at work.
Literacy Assessment Tools
Maurice C. Taylor
Evaluating the appropriateness of existing literacy instruments
for use in workplace basic skills programs may provide some insight
into further test development strategies. A technical review of
three such instruments is presented here.
to Earn: Issues Raised by Welfare Reform for Adult Education,
Training and Work
The purpose of this paper is to give a brief overview of the new
welfare legislation and how it affects adult education and training
and to outline potential strategies to create effective new adult
education programs that are integrated with job/vocational training,
job preparation, work activities and work.
National Transitional Jobs Network - Budgeting and Funding
Securing adequate funding and building efficient program budgets can be among the most challenging aspects of starting and operating a Transitional Jobs program.
Pennsylvania's Workforce Education Research Center
The WERC Electronic Discussion List Resources have articles, discussions and workshops on numerous topics in relation to workforce development.
Learning Guide for Family Literacy and Adult Education Organizations
This guide includes lessons, program planning
support, and suggestions for bringing in employers as partners
at Work: Building a Successful Team
Working in teams, learners will participate
in the "Lifeboat Game." Discussion following the game
will help learners process the activity to realize teamwork skills
they used to facilitate meeting their game goal.
As a class, learners will brainstorm ideas
for different kinds of jobs. From this list of ideas, each learner
will choose one job or career to research further. Learners will
recognize their use of the GED skills of writing, spelling, using
written resources, reading a variety of texts, working together,
and organizing as they work together and make individual decisions.
an Appropriate Employment Ad
Working individually and using the classified
ads of a local newspaper, learners read descriptions of people's
goals, interests, experience, and skills, then find an appropriate
employment ad for that person. Next, learners find an appropriate
ad for themselves.
at work: Five basic human needs
Learners will become aware of five Basic
Human Needs and reflect on how to address these needs in the workplace.
the public library for career search
ABE/GED students are introduced to the
public libraries and research a question they have regarding career
a Workplace Literacy Program
This overview was written for volunteer-based
literacy organizations that are thinking about providing literacy
services to business and industry.
Reach Higher, America : Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce
This final report from the National Commission on Adult Literacy outlines the Commission’s vision for America ’s 21st Century workforce. The report recommends changes in areas such as system accountability and results.