The province is providing $342,390 to flow through the College of New Caledonia (CNC) to support 16 community adult literacy program partners in the region.
CNC works with community literacy providers to connect adult learners with the skills they need to build a strong future for themselves, their families and their community. Literacy providers and post-secondary institutions collaborate to support improved outcomes and encourage transition from programs delivered in the community to post-secondary studies.
“Delivering literacy and numeracy programs in the community ensures that adult learners feel supported,” said Henry Reiser, president of CNC, in a news release. “People with stronger literacy skills are more likely to participate in adult education and job-related training.”
Available literacy programs include one-on-one tutoring and small group training for adult learners, often delivered by volunteers. Smaller, community-based literacy programs are well situated to meet the educational needs of adult learners.
A total of $2.4 million for 101 community adult literacy programs will help adult learners in 75 communities in 2018-19.