Working class

Literacy and the 40+ Worker (2002)

Research Project - Final Report

This is a report on a six-month research project that was conducted in the Niagara region of Ontario to determine the literacy needs specific to the over-40 job seeker in this community that must be addressed to remove them as barriers to employability and employment. The co-relationship between increasing age and lower level of literacy skill is well documented.

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The Value of Formal and Informal Training for Workers with Low Literacy (2008)

Exploring Experiences in Canada and the United Kingdom

In the study presented here, researchers investigated the formal and informal training activities of basic level employees using a qualitative multi-site case study research design. For this purpose, researchers selected seven programs from Canada and four programs from the North and South of England from small, medium and large businesses.

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Vibrant Communities Saint John (2006)

Education to Employment - Pathways Out of Poverty

The City of Saint John in New Brunswick faces a challenge as it works to keep its economy growing and to attract new businesses: too few employees have the education and experience employers seek. Thousands of people with low levels of education live in some of Saint John’s poorest areas, struggling to find adequate employment and make ends meet.

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