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Lead: The Mid North Network

Partners: Literacy Northwest, Literacy Network Northeast

Funders: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Year: 2012-2013

The project developed and piloted a model of integrated LBS service provision which addresses the literacy needs of apprentices, specifically those challenging the Certificate of Qualification exam and those who need to obtain a high school diploma or equivalency, to maintain their employment and apprenticeship status. The model focuses on serving apprentices living in rural or remote communities in Northern Ontario, using the mechanisms of blending learning (on-line credential and/or learning module, face to face, computer training, tutoring/mentoring/coaching etc.) and builds upon the integrated Employment Ontario system of service provision. (Apprenticeship, Employment Service, Literacy and Basic Skills, workforce planning boards) Additionally, the project proposes to work with the MTCU’s apprenticeship office to link with First Nation Communities offering apprenticeship programs. The project also aligned Literacy Northwest’s “Apprenticeship Support Tools and Resources Guide”, extensive repository of apprenticeship and trades related literacy resources to the OALCF (transition oriented, goal paths, competencies, service coordination, cultural and language context) and includes the development of an information and referral process among EO partners.

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