The Apprenticeship Connection

The Apprenticeship Connection newsletter has been released: You will find: Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship program information Information about how LBS programs support apprenticeship success Success stories, tips and statistics Links to some great resources you can share Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) is part of an Ontario-wide apprenticeship committee. We will be releasing regular newsletters … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Connection

Math and the Skilled Trades

In addition to the well-known trades of plumber, electrician and carpenter, the skilled trades also include hairdresser, baker, child and youth worker, educational assistant, roofer, heavy equipment operator, machinist and drywall finisher. These are just a few of the 144 skilled trades in Ontario. Although these trades are very different, they have one thing in … Continue reading Math and the Skilled Trades

Digital Skills in the Skilled Trades

Tradespeople, employers and educators all agree that the most important emerging skill in the trades are digital skills. This was confirmed through research done by the Conference Board of Canada and Future Skills. For the details, see the report ‘Bridging Generational Divides: Advancing Digital Skills in Canada’s Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades Ecosystem’ (September 2020). The … Continue reading Digital Skills in the Skilled Trades

Highlighting LBS Online

Digital skills are not just for the individuals who come to our programs to gain computer, tablet, smart phone and office skills. We all need to be learning. This includes those who work as trainers across Ontario.  To be prepared to support learners in reaching their work and academic goals, we need to stay current … Continue reading Highlighting LBS Online

Training Programs – Ontario

Regional Networks Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) is one of the 16 regional literacy networks in Ontario.  Together we make up the Learning Networks of Ontario.  Our networks work together to support adult training and literacy programs in the province and in our individual regions.  We lead local planning within our communities, working closely with … Continue reading Training Programs – Ontario

Free Work and Academic Upgrading through Fleming College

Fleming College expands the work and education choices for Haliburton County residents A young carpenter improving her math to get ahead in her career. A dad finishing what he started decades ago. A mom juggling a family, part-time work and financial struggles. A new Canadian upgrading her skills to meet course requirements for a practical … Continue reading Free Work and Academic Upgrading through Fleming College

Peterborough Native Learning Program

‘7 Grandfather Teachings’ guides student learning at Peterborough Native Learning Program The Seven Grandfather Teachings has been a guide for Indigenous people, communities and organizations for generations. At the Peterborough Native Learning Program (PNLP), it’s the cornerstone of everyday learning. Jason Gilbert, PNLP’s executive director says that for over 20 years, PNLP has been reconnecting … Continue reading Peterborough Native Learning Program

Social Media

Updated: June 1, 2021 Following the LBS organizations, employment services and community services in your area just got easier! Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) has created a document that includes links to websites and social media sites for organizations in Central Ontario. You can download the complete list here: Social Media PDF. To make it … Continue reading Social Media

Improving Job Prospects – Success Story

With her sights set on a specific job, Carrie boosted her computer skills with an Adult Training Network certificate to improve her prospects. Carrie worked closely with the instructors at Cobourg’s Adult Training Network to upgrade her computer skills—the golden ticket to landing the job she really wanted. For years, Carrie, had been working as … Continue reading Improving Job Prospects – Success Story

What You Can Expect

Adult Training and Skills Development Are you interested in registering as an apprentice but you think you might need a math refresher?  Do you have a plan but want to gauge your current skill level first? Do you want to work toward your Grade 12 diploma?  Is college your next step but you need to … Continue reading What You Can Expect