Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
May 7, 2018

Provincial Government Provides Update on Development of Adult Literacy Action Plan

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced the conclusion of public consultations on the development of an Adult Literacy Action Plan.

Five public consultation sessions were held throughout the province in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and St. John’s. Discussions were also held with adult learners, education and training facilities, public libraries, community organizations, Indigenous governments and organizations, technology firms, and unions and organizations representing labour and employers.

In total, almost 500 individuals participated in a consultation or submitted their input in writing.

Actions to address low literacy rates deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“I thank everyone who participated in the consultation process for sharing their insights and innovative ideas. It was encouraging to hear from so many individuals and organizations with unique areas of expertise, such as technology, businesses, labour, and adult learners. Input received through this process will feed into the province’s collaborative Adult Literacy Action Plan, which we anticipate releasing in spring 2019.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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