News | Posted: May 8, 2013Marking their 25th anniversary helping youth and adults better their personal literacy strength, the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council honoured a special tutor and student at this year’s annual banquet.The 2012 Provincial Student of the Year award was given to Aggie Snooks of Stephenville, while Maureen Kennedy of Corner Brook received the 2012 Susie Day Volunteer of the Year award.
News | Posted: April 29, 2013(NS Labour and Advanced Education, April 23, 2013) Nova Scotia is the first province to introduce legislation that will regulate language schools. "Today's bill will also protect Nova Scotia's reputation as an education destination for international students," said Mr. Corbett. East Coast School of Languages president Sheila Nunn said the legislation demonstrates the provincial government's recognition of the significant contribution that accredited language schools make, both culturally and financially, to the Nova Scotia economy.
News | Posted: April 23, 2013'Practical Strategies’ for a More Positive and Peaceful Life at Work and Home: Join The Virtues Project for an afternoon workshop, and gain effective tools you can use to spark positive change in yourself and your work & home environments.
News | Posted: April 22, 2013As part of National Volunteer Week, Literacy NL would like to acknowledge the many volunteers in our province who contribute their time to building a culture of lifelong learning in NL. Our community volunteers share their skills freely - in adult learning programs, in our public schools, and in community organizations - so that others may reach their potential. If you would like to make a difference in your community, please visit our Find a Program page or call the Literacy NL Learn Line at 1 800 563 1111 to identify a community organization with which you can volunteer your services.
News | Posted: April 19, 2013Rabbitown Learners program is 25 years old. The Rabbittown Learners Program in St. John’s invites learners, volunteers and staff from the past 25 years of successfully supporting adult learning to its anniversary celebrations in May 2013. Members of the public are welcome to an open house at 21 Merrymeeting Road (the HUB) on Thursday May 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
News | Posted: April 16, 2013Paid L/ES practitioners (instructors, trainers, coordinators, assessors, program managers, supervisors, administrators, etc.) from across Canada are invited to participate in this vital research project funded by the Government of Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills under the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP). The success of the survey and the impact it will have on gaining recognition for the L/ES field depend critically on your participation. The more L/ES practitioners who respond to this survey, the more accurate, representative and powerful the results will be.
Funding | Posted: April 15, 2013The Government of NL is now looking for sponsor applications for their Student Work Experience program; application deadline is May 6, 2013. The organization will receive 100% funding to hire a student to assist and contribute in the fulfillment of its mandate; organizations will benefit from the skills, talent, energy and enthusiasm of a post-secondary student without incurring extra costs for staffing. School Districts, municipalities and non-profit community agencies are eligible for funding.
News | Posted: April 15, 2013(The Huffington Post, April 5, 2013) As Canada continuously seeks to improve adult education and training opportunities and outcomes, valuing non-formal and informal learning is becoming increasingly important. This year UNESCO published new Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning. Recognizing learning that takes place outside of formal settings is considered by UNESCO to be essential for building a culture of lifelong learning. It makes it more apparent that all learners are individuals at the centre of their own personal learning journey.
News | Posted: April 15, 2013(NL Liberals media advisory, April 10) Opposition Advanced Education and Skills Critic Andrew Parsons is concerned about Government’s latest broken promise to release a Strategic Adult Literacy Plan, which has been in the works since 2008.
News | Posted: April 12, 2013The Office to Advance Women Apprentices is pleased to host a Skilled Trades Conference for Women & Youth - April 18 & 19, 2013 at the Glacier in Mount Pearl. An informational and hands on interactive Conference/Trades Expo, this conference will target women working in the trades and males/females who wish to gain further knowledge of the trades.