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Province awards almost $1 million in funding to help strengthen adult literacy – NTV

January 31, 2024

Education minister Krista Lynn Howell announced four projects that have received a total of $996,174 in funding by the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success Program. Projects from the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council, Econext, the Council of Marine Professional Associates, and the Murphy Centre were selected to help strengthen literacy skills within the province.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council received $247,755 for the Employability Skills for Entry-level Health Care Workers project. This project aims to bridge the gap between underrepresented groups experiencing employment barriers and employers in the health-care sector. Western Newfoundland is the base for this project, which focuses on participation of Indigenous women.

Econext received $360,419 for the Green Economy Adult Learner Career Exploration project. This project provides adult learners with micro-learning opportunities, information on career pathways, and work placements all specific to the emerging provincial green economy. Close to 200 individuals can participate in the project, which focuses on newcomers to Canada.

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