Working Together for Adult Literacy: An Adult Literacy Strategy for New Brunswick (2012)

Action Plan: Progress to Date 2010-2013

In December 2009, New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) published its adult literacy strategy for the province and, subsequently, developed a three-year action plan based on the strategy.

The action plan was to be implemented in two 18-month phases, from April 2010 to September 2011 and from October 2011 to March 2013. This document reports on the achievements, progress, and challenges experienced during the first phase of the action plan.

The authors provide updates for each of four strategic priorities set out in the 2009 document: reducing barriers and increasing participation; increasing the number and range of adult literacy opportunities; ensuring quality and effectiveness of adult literacy programs; and strengthening partnerships to develop a robust and effective adult literacy system.

They note that during the first phase of the action plan, more than 3,200 adults received training from one of the 168 adult literacy classes throughout the province. Other highlights include the maintenance of an increase in the number of General Education Development (GED) or adult high school diplomas earned by New Brunswickers and the participation of 735 people in 64 Workplace Essential Skills (WES) programs.

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Government of New Brunswick. Working Together for Adult Literacy: An Adult Literacy Strategy for New Brunswick 2012. Web. 27 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/gov_nb/working_together_adult_literacy/working_together_adult_literacy.pdf>
Government of New Brunswick (2012). Working Together for Adult Literacy: An Adult Literacy Strategy for New Brunswick. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/gov_nb/working_together_adult_literacy/working_together_adult_literacy.pdf
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