Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News
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Thank you to Oakville Community Foundation
In December of 2013 we received two cheques for $1000.00 each from The Henderson Family Trust and The Alexander and Bernice De Maio Fund (funds held within the Oakville Community Foundation).
These grants will help us provide up-to-date and targeted adult literacy resources (including books, workbooks, learning guides and software), packaged into specific and standardized learning plans that volunteer tutors and their students can follow easily. The final outcomes of this project include: enhanced individual student programs, improved student commitment, longer volunteer engagement, shorter student programs, increased student capacity and several years of project material use.
Adult Learner week - March 29 to April 6, 2014
Adult Learner Week celebrates lifelong learning, one of several essential factors in developing more inclusive societies. ALW, which was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2000, is celebrated in many countries where there is a growing interest in lifelong learning and its positive role in creating viable societies. We at Oakville Literacy Council are pleased to play a part in helping our community by offering one-to-one and small-group training in reading, writing, math and basic computer skills to adults.
Check out our newest TV star!
Our Program Manager, Amelia Steinbring recently appeared on Cogeco TV's, FYI show. Watch her talk about all the services we offer.
Computer Class update
Thank you for the interest in our new offering. We had an incredible response and this session is now full. Contact us if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for our spring session. We're working hard to expand the program and want to thank the Oakville Public Library for all the support.
Adult Computer Classes begin at the end of January 2014
We're pleased to offer a 10-week computer class for adults who have little or no computer skills. In this hands-on course, you will learn to use a computer to improve your job opportunities and access more training. Classes are small, affordable, led by trained professionals and take place in Oakville Public Libraries.
Two new sessions start in January. Call Oakville Literacy Council at 905-469-8528 for more details or to register. Space is limited.
You can read more about our new initiative in this press release.
Read the Oakville Beaver Editorial about the importance of being literate - in technolgy.
Download a flyer and give it to someone you think might benefit from this class.