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LiteracyLink: Workplace Essential Skills
LiteracyLink's goal is to provide a link for underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to quality adult basic education and GED preparation tools using technology. Combining video, the Internet, and print materials, LiteracyLink programs are relevant to the needs of the individual learner, adult instructional programs and the workforce.

O*NET is a unique, powerful source for continually updated occupational information and labor market research.

Lifelong Learning Online
Lifelong Learning Online has been created for lifelong learners to explore information about family, community and work resources through interactive community-based activities.

Workforce Education Lab
The LAB collects and distributes high-quality learning activities that focus on the basic skills and knowledge adults need to be effective in the workplace.

Program Manager's Toolkit
Promising Practices
Starting A Program
Starting a Library Based Program
Program Management
Reading Instructions/Research
Family Literacy
Health Literacy
Learning Disabilities
ESL Online Publication
International Resources
Financial Literacy
Career Pathways
Online Tutor Training
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.

Center 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.

National 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.


New 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.

The 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.

Workplace Literacy Best Practice Guidelines
National Workforce Assistance Collaborative
The National Workforce Assistance Collaborative enumerates characteristics shared by the most effective workplace literacy programs.

Context 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.

Workplace 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.

Learn to Earn: Issues Raised by Welfare Reform for Adult Education, Training and Work
Suzanne Knell
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.

Work-related Learning Guide for Family Literacy and Adult Education Organizations

This guide includes lessons, program planning support, and suggestions for bringing in employers as partners in learning.

Communicating 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.

Brainstorming Job Ideas
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.

Choosing 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.

Communicating 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.

Using the public library for career search
ABE/GED students are introduced to the public libraries and research a question they have regarding career choice.

Planning 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.

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