The Lethbridge Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Learning initiative has received new funding. The new program, called Moving Forward, will help those who are looking to find jobs, but need assistance with Canadian workplace culture, and the skills that are needed in the workplace. Lillian Radley, the Literary Services Coordinator for the library, says that this program is more important than ever.
Moving Forward, New Opportunities, New Lives, will go from April 12 to May 7.
The program will help focus on workers who have lost jobs in the past five years thanks to a business shutdown, job cuts, or the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding that the Lethbridge Public Library received comes from a national research project that was started by Decoda Literacy Solutions in British Columbia.
Interested residents will take part in a four week online setting for the program, and participants can potentially receive an additional 2 to 3 hours of assistance from volunteer tutors from Read On.
To register for the program, you can visit http://www.lethlib.ca/readon