MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says adult literacy program will help people build skills to succeed

July 25, 2022 at 12:50 pm  Politics, Provincial

Comox – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says people in Comox will have more opportunities to improve their literacy, math skills, and digital skills thanks to increased funding for Community Adult Literacy Programs.

“Adult Literacy is so important, and helps build communities that can thrive,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay Comox. “Making sure that residents have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace is critical, and I am thrilled that local organizations are receiving funding to support literacy and help people excel.”

The Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Centre is receiving funding for their two adult literacy programs. These community-based programs are offered by trained volunteers and focus on basic literacy, numeracy, life skills and employment preparation, and can be a starting point towards high school completion and/or further education or training.

The New Democrat government invests $3.4 million annually for Community Adult Literacy Programs, as part of our commitment to giving people the skills and opportunities they need to succeed.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022AEST0045-001086

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