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Ambreen Sarai, Economic Reintegration Specialist for the City of Toronto is a big supporter of employability skills programming. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone with more boots on the ground than Sarai who manages, among other things...

At the Lethbridge Public Library, books are not the only way visitors can learn. In fact, the library has a suite of adult literacy programs, and this fall, it will add UP Skills for Work to its schedule. The Lethbridge Public Library’s Read On Adult Literacy program has been in operation since 1981, offering services both in branches and in the community. UP Skills for Work, which teaches employability skills like accountability and motivation through nine workbooks, will be offered through the library’s partnerships with local food banks and Aboriginal employment centres. “We want the library to be seen as connecting outwards to the community,”...

Workplace literacy refers to the fundamental skills employees need to have in order to fulfil their work functions and manage the demands of their jobs in a healthy, productive way. These skills include both essential skills and employability or soft skills. Increasing workplace literacy skills training lays the foundation for healthy, confident, productive workers who are able to grow with their industry, adapt to technological and workforce changes and transition through all phases of their employment. 48 per cent of Canadian adults have inadequate literacy skills, a significant increase from a decade ago (Survey of Adult Skills: Programme for the...