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Workplace Literacy: A Snapshot of What’s Happening in the LBS Field
Join a panel discussion facilitated by Andrea Dickinson, Executive Director of Tri-County Literacy Network, and learn about some workplace literacy programs and activities happening in Ontario. Featured panelists include Barb Duguay and Kim Redford, Valley Adult Learning Association, Fort Frances; Chris Prosser, The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region; Kerry Halliday, Upper Grand District School Board, Guelph.

Teasing apart workplace and workforce literacy is not an easy task. The reality is that workplace and workforce literacy weave through LBS in multiple and in different ways across Ontario. For the purpose of this webinar, we will mainly focus on workplace literacy programs that are taking place on-site at an employer’s location as well as workplace literacy where the activities or tasks are specific to a particular workplace’s documentation and practices.

Jan 27, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Chris Prosser
Executive Director @The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
Chris has been with The Literacy Group since 2013, after immigrating from Herefordshire UK. Chris joined adult literacy after a career of teaching English at the high school level and as an ESL instructor in China and Vietnam. Chris has two young children that keep him very busy; but when time allows, he enjoys reading, sports and carpentry.
Kerry Halliday
Manager Skills Upgrading Program @Upper Grand District School Board
During my time as an instructor, I worked in factories with learners on conference and lunch tables as they built their numeracy and literacy skills to gain advancement within their company or to attain their diplomas. For several years, I instructed male inmates in a medium security provincial prison. I have also worked with seniors to build their digital skills in order to cope with communicating and the ever-changing world. I have been the manager of the Skills Upgrading Program for 10 years and have been working in adult education with the Upper Grand District School Board for 30 years. I genuinely love the career I stumbled into. The fact that I might play a role in guiding someone to build their skills and fulfill their education dreams makes this such a rewarding career.
Barb Duguay
Executive Director @Valley Adult Learning Association
Barb Duguay and Kim Redford have been working together for the past 22 years in LBS. Barb (Administrator) Kim instructor at Valley Adult Learning Association. Over the past 22 years we have completed projects involving workforce and workplace literacy. We’re here today to share some experiences with you.
Kim Redford
Instructor @Valley Adult Learning Association
Barb Duguay and Kim Redford have been working together for the past 22 years in LBS. Barb (Administrator) Kim instructor at Valley Adult Learning Association. Over the past 22 years we have completed projects involving workforce and workplace literacy. We’re here today to share some experiences with you.