Cornwall Ontario — Tri-County Literacy Council, 101 2nd Street West, is pleased to offer a free 8-week course: Retail Training. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the essential skills needed for employment, and meet interesting guest speakers.
Local businesses have agreed to partner with Tri-County Literacy in this important endeavor, helping students to link with employment. The curriculum was developed by Literacy Link Eastern Ontario in partnership with Prince Edward Learning Centre.
The training is suitable for a variety of learners including those planning to enter the workforce for the first time, people changing careers, and individuals wishing to strengthen essential skills.
There are nine essential skills at differing levels, identified by the Government of Canada as necessary for success at home, work, and play. The skills are reading, writing, numeracy, document use, thinking, oral communication, working with others, digital technology, and continuous learning.
Classes will run Monday to Thursday 1 pm to 4 pm. Courses are scheduled to start Monday, August 26, 2013. For more information or to register, please contact Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.