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09 Apr

Literacy Council Launches Research Project Going the Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning

Photo from left to right – Todie Winter (Research Assistant) and Kelly Taylor-Hulan (Research Lead) reviewing planning documents for NLLLC’s Going The Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning research project funded by NLWIC CORNER BROOK – Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) is launching its Going the Distance research project, funded through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre. The research project aims to equip rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the abilities...

03 Apr

Going The Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning

About There are a number of challenges to provide literacy services to potential learners in rural Newfoundland and Labrador Communities who have low or limited writing and computer skills. This research project, funded through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre  will address the following problems and gaps: 60% of the population of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians live in a rural area.  These individuals have more difficulty accessing education than their urban counterparts. (Simms & Greenwood, 2017)) Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest number of working...

22 Mar

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) Progress.

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) is a pilot project created to help address difficulties faced by employers in the Fishing Sector by focusing on labour market and workforce challenges.  The following is a brief update on the implementation of the project in Newfoundland. Jennifer Brake, ESAF Facilitator; Julia Dyke ESAF Project Coordinator In January 2019, Jennifer Brake joined Julia Dyke, Project Coordinator as the Essential Skills Facilitator for the Newfoundland component of the project. With many years of experience working...

12 Oct

Employment Opportunity – Contract

Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council seeks the expertise of a highly skilled Facilitator to work as an independent contractor for our Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries project. Anticipated start January 2019 for a 30 week duration. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is primarily responsible for developing, coordinating, delivering and facilitating the classroom component of the Essential Skills in the Atlantic Fisheries project. The project goal is to strengthen the attachment of low-income individuals to the...

12 Sep

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) Update

Lead by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC), Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS), and the Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance (PEILA) (with funding by ESDC) The Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) project has been moving along quite nicely. Julia Dyke, project coordinator for the Newfoundland portion of the project has been meeting with and engaging community partners to establish a Community Advisory Group Group (CAG). This will be an advisory body...

12 Sep

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries Project (ESAF)

Bill Dennis, NLLLC Fisheries Representative; Margie Lewis, Executive Director NLLLC; Julia Dyke, Project Coordinator NLLLC attending the AAG meeting in Moncton NB in June 2018 NLLLC is pleased to announce the Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries Project. This project, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), is a pan- Atlantic partnership with Literacy Coalition New Brunswick (LCNB), Literacy Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island Literacy Alliance (PEILA). This initiative is to address literacy and essential skills needs within...

25 May

NLLLC and Western Division Public Libraries Partner for Adult Literacy Programming

Corner Brook, NL – Western Division Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) have partnered to offer a volunteer one-to-one literacy tutoring program to some western Newfoundland communities. “Such a partnership is a natural fit as both NLLLC and the Libraries have a common goal which is to meet the needs of adults who want help achieve their lifelong learning goals” says Margie Lewis, Executive Director of NLLLC.  Libraries are well positioned to bring a host...

08 May

Looking for a Summer Job?

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? We are hiring for our Summer Reading for Fun program in Corner Brook, St. Albans/Milltown, Marystown/Black Duck Cove, Clarenville, Trout River; Location in Labrador: Port Hope Simpson, Charlottetown, Pinsent’s Arm. Check out the job descriptions below and tag your friends/family who qualify for the Canada Summer Job program (see descriptions below) Title: Summer Reading for Fun Provincial Payroll Coordinator-Student Position Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. is looking for a payroll coordinator for its provincial Summer Reading for...

26 Apr

Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity

For Release 20-Apr-18 For Release 20-Apr-18 Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity CORNER BROOK-Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) announces the launch of a new logo and visual identity signifying its evolution after 32 years of working to improve literacy skills in the province. Since 1986, the organization’s main focus has been to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring for adults through its councils and committees, but now, NLLLC has a new Vision/Mission. “The new modernized brand is a reflection of our...

07 Feb

WANL Reads Challenge

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador just recently announced a reading challenge called WANL Reads. This challenge is meant to encourage the public to read, while supporting Newfoundland & Labrador authors. WANL Reads Challenge guidelines are available at http://wanl.ca/wanl-reads-challenge/. Each challenge participant will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of three prize packs (filled with books, audio books, gift certificates, and swag) valued at $150, $250, and $350. Several of the books on the...

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