Online Course

Train Ontario 2:  Building Agency Capacity for Serving Learning with Employment Goals

Train Ontario 2 was developed to help LBS Managers and Program Administrators get a clear and consistent picture of what it means to manage a literacy delivery agency well so that the needs of employment-bound learners are met in the best possible way. Participants examined five key areas of agency responsibility to acquire essential understanding, identify good practice and develop important skills. The question to answer was, “What do agencies need to know and be able to do in this area in order to best serve learners with employment goals?”

 Five key areas:

  1. Program Policies and Procedures
  2. Strategic Planning and Coordination
  3. Marketing, Outreach and Partnership Building
  4. Supporting Practitioners
  5. Program Evaluation

Now, two years later, we see how that employment-related training for both practitioners and managers was strategically timed. In 2006, through a Labour Market Agreements between the federal and provincial governments, the Literacy and Basic Skills Program became one of a wide range of programs and services in a new integrated, employment training system called Employment Ontario. With Train Ontario 1 & 2 still somewhat fresh in our minds, managers are in a stronger position to sharpen the focus on employment training in their agencies.

The online courses that are contained here represent the best information, ideas and examples from Train Ontario 2 and the field, and provide a good foundation for an expanding role in Employment Ontario.

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