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New Papers on Literacy and Employment

Posted on 01/20/2011

OVAE Connection

The Department of Labor has released several papers, funded in partnership with OVAE, that reflect the latest analysis of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) on key areas of adult education. These include papers on providing English language learning to adults, helping public assistance recipients gain literacy skills for employment, improving literacy of incarcerated adults nearing release and preparing young adults with literacy skills that will build their future.

The following new materials are available now:

  • Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers
  • Workers in Declining Industries - Literacy’s Role in Worker Transitions
  • Building Career Ladders for the Working Poor through Literacy Training
  • Preparing for Life Beyond Prison Walls – The Literacy of Incarcerated Adults Near Release
  • Gaining the Skills for Employment: The Literacy of Female Public Assistance Recipients
  • Preparing Youth for the Future – The Literacy of America’s Young Adults
  • Overcoming the Language Barrier: The Literacy of Non-Native-English-Speaking Adults

This information was originally posted in the January 6, 2011 OVAE Connection Newsletter.   OVAE administers and coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges, at the federal level.