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Workplace Literacy

Workplace literacy refers to programming that is offered by adult education in collaboration with an employer or employee organization at a workplace, and is focused on improving adult literacy/numeracy skills needed by those employees.

The formal federal definition is: “Activities offered by an eligible [adult education] provider in collaboration with an employer or employee organization at a workplace or an off-site location that is designed to improve the productivity of the workforce.”

Contextualizing Adult Education: Learning from Six Decades of Experience and Research

September 2020, ProLiteracy released a research brief focused on the importance of contextualizing adult education. Read more to learn about what research has to say, as well as strategies to contextualize instruction with adult learners.

Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships

According to the LINCS website: "This website introduces employers and educators to the value of partnering, presents best practices and success stories, and provides links to evidence-based tools for building and sustaining partnerships and creating career pathways. The toolkit is intended to help educators and employers form successful partnerships that will ensure that adult education and career and technical education are truly job-driven. The site presents valuable information in two sections, one tailored for employers and one for educators. Each section includes examples of how partnerships have made a difference as well as links to important resources."

Workforce Brief: Workplace Literacy

This is one of three innovative programming briefs created in collaboration with the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB), covering important workforce-oriented topics that are viewed as best practices for adult learners. The Workplace Literacy brief includes a summary of what the practice includes, outlines their impact and benefit for adult learners, and spotlights a successful ABE program in the state leading these efforts.

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