Workplace literacy is the ability to communicate effectively in a workplace using (but not restricted to) written information and other forms of communication.
This includes communicating appropriately to fulfil company goals, solve problems, accomplish tasks, and to think creatively and critically on the job. It requires being able to determine what, how, with whom, why, and when to communicate orally or in writing, and how to use language and quantitative information to do this.
The project partnership suggests that workplace oriented literacy programmes are the most effective way to build the literacy skills of people already in employment or in apprenticeship.
To support policy makers, civil servants, teachers, trainers and many more lit.voc develops concepts and materials that focus on how to plan and implement workplace oriented literacy programs with the following publications:
The project results are notably based on European cooperation. The systemizing of the approaches ensures that a wide range of approaches is included into the project products and resources are used efficiently. The proposed exchange of experience not only among partners but also among stakeholders, teachers and trainers offers insights into the different educational and political situations of the different countries.
The members of the development partnership: