Workplace Wednesday: Measures of Success project findings

Workplace Wednesday: Measures of Success project findings

Workplace Wednesday: Measures of Success project findings

Date posted: June 12, 2013

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace.

Measures of Success: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills was a research project designed to develop and test an evaluation model for measuring the long-term outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills training. The research was designed and implemented by Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). Eighteen workplaces sites in Manitoba and Nova Scotia were selected for study. The project was managed by The Centre for Literacy and ran from September 2009 to March 2013.

The findings from this project indicate that workplace literacy and essential skills programs can produce measurable gains and performance improvements that continue beyond the end of training and extend beyond direct gains in skills and practices. Benefits to both employees and businesses were studied. The findings also suggest that workplace LES training can be effective for groups with less than high school education, immigrants who speak English as a second language, and older workers.

Meeting Expectations: measuring the impacts of workplace essential skills training: executive summary details the research design, findings and implications. The project page on The Centre for Literacy website includes background information and links to key documents and presentations.

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