THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING INDUSTRIAL
LITERACY

Year: 1992

Author: Favero, Jill

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
Training providers throughout Australia are involved in establishing and conducting Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) programmes with funding from the federal Department of Employment, Education and Training (D.E.E.T.). In 1992 Maryborough Regional Education and Training Services commenced its first WELL programme. This involved a lengthy negotiation process with the local factory which is part of a multi national group of companies. This paper describes the characteristics of Maryborough, the training provider, the culture of both the provider and the industry involved and presents the argument that negotiations are most successful where the commonalities of the respective cultures meet and when training providers understand the culture of the industry with whom they are working.

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