NLA Discussion: What is the Right Program Size?
GEORGE E. DEMETRION
gdemetrion at juno.com
Thu Nov 4 00:54:40 EST 1999
On Wed, 3 Nov 1999 11:52:06 -0500 Ajit Gopalakrishnan
<agopalak at exchange.crec.org> writes:
>Focusing on workplace education which is really the context that I am
>talking about, does your LVA site offer workplace education services to
>companies in your region? If you do, how have your accomplished that? If
>not, what are some of your challenges?
We don't offer workplace literacy, although there have been (perhaps
still are) a couple of affiliates in the southern part of the state that
have been very effective in this arena and LVA has a very fine text
(can't think of the name) on workplace lit.
Our challenges are basic in many respects:
* Recruiting, but more importantly, supporting students and tutors
* Providing resources through in-services and library resources, a tutor
contact system and newsletter
* Board development
* Building collaborations with key partners and achieving greater
community awareness of our program and of the value of literacy
* The ever present struggle for funding
In addition we are currently involved in a strategic planning process
with a consultant and are developing an EFF-like curriculum which is
very time consuming.
Our challenge, in short, is to do good work in all of these areas and to
create an organization that is sustaining, meets the needs of students,
and is recognized in a community as an agency that makes an important
contribution to the public good and is worth supporting.
If we are reasonably successful, I will be more than satisfied.
LVA-CT River East
GDemetrion at juno.com
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