Conestoga news

November 8, 2010 4:32 PM

Catching up with Workforce Development

Funding Success for a Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Project

The government of Ontario, through Employment Ontario,recently announced the success of Workforce Development’s application to deliver a Workplace Literacy and Essential Skill project, Pathways to Essential Skills.

Development of the Pathways proposal was an intensive collaboration between Workforce Development, the Guelph Conestoga Career Centre and Linamar Corporation. Through their partnership with the School of Career and Academic Access, Linamar Corporation has become a champion for the use of Essential Skills in the workplace. This new program will allow Linamar staff to upgrade their Essential Skills while on the job at the new, state-of-the-art, Frank Hasenfraz Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing and at three Linamar Plants located in Guelph. The project runs until March 31, 2011.