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

Literacy and Pandemic Recovery

“Nearly half of adult Canadians struggle with literacy — and that’s bad for the economy“ In this CBC article and podcast the importance of literacy is highlighted in terms of our recovery from the impact of the pandemic.  “Nearly half of Canada’s population has a big roadblock ahead of them when it comes to post-pandemic … Continue reading Literacy and Pandemic Recovery

Literacy and Employment

Literacy Programs work with Employment Services to help people reach their employment goals Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) organizations and Employment Services (ES) often work together to help individuals reach their goal of a new position, a new career or an apprenticeship. LBS supports people who are working.  Many people reach out to LBS services … Continue reading Literacy and Employment

Collaboration is Key

Working together to find opportunities and solutions Ongoing discussions in our community help us identify gaps, needs and opportunities.  Solutions are often found through group discussions, even when the discussions happen on Zoom. This year, we have continued to meet to discuss ways to support adults in our region.  This includes adult training and skills … Continue reading Collaboration is Key

Ontario Nonprofit Network talks to Literacy Ontario Central South

In the fall of 2020 the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) interviewed Carrie Wakeford, Executive Director of Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) and Stacey McQuoid a LOCS Board Member and Program Coordinator at the Trenton office of Community Learning Alternatives (CLA), to learn how LBS organizations in the region came together to support each other during … Continue reading Ontario Nonprofit Network talks to Literacy Ontario Central South

Betty Completes her Diploma

‘I couldn’t wait to call my grandma’: Recent high school graduate Betty completes her diploma with the support of the Adult Training Network and TVLA Betty’s high school education ended early and limited her employment opportunities due to some obstacles she had to overcome. However, with the help of TVLA and PACE, she turned her … Continue reading Betty Completes her Diploma