Series: WWestNet's The bottom line
An article in this issue focuses on the political issues underlying the development and delivery of essential-skills programs in the workplace. During a two-day workshop, practitioners and expert speakers discussed the need to understand the values and positions of stakeholders in workplace education.
Another article outlines ABC CANADA’s change in focus away from the provision of consulting services directly to business and labour, towards supporting the work of a range of local educational providers.
Other articles deal with the formation of an essential skills steering committee in Alberta; a workshop held in Edmonton for workplace education practitioners; and reviews of recent publications in the fields of adult literacy, workplace training and ESL – English as a Second Language.