The project Literacy and Vocation identifies literacy needs for workplace purposes and develops concepts and materials for literacy and numeracy education (skills for life) in Europe.

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. Most of the materials will be published in Bulgarian, Danish, English, German (austrian and german versions) and Spanish.

The project partners are:

Zukunftsbau GmbH (leading organization) GERMANY
Continuing training institution
Gobierno de Navarra, Departamento de Educación - SPAIN
Public institution
Berufsförderungsinstitut Oberösterreich - AUSTRIA
Continuing training institution
VUC Sønderjylland - DENMARK
Continuing training institution
Continuing training institution
Lancaster and Morecambe College – United Kingdom
Continuing training institution