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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,”...