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Feds providing thousands for study on literacy, essential skills in trucking

TRURO, N.S. -- Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic is receiving over $640,000 from the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program to undertake a study of literacy and essential skills levels among employees in the...


TRURO, N.S. — Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic is receiving over $640,000 from the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program to undertake a study of literacy and essential skills levels among employees in the trucking industry. The study is designed to allow the industry to better assess the impact of literacy and essential skills on safety, productivity and employment patterns. From this study, a toolkit will be developed to help employers address essential skills challenges in the workplace, according to officials.

“Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley. “The Government of Canada and the trucking industry are partnering to ensure more employees have the essential skills required to succeed in today’s economy.”

“Our organization is very proud to be leading this exciting initiative,” said Kelly Henderson, executive director of Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic. “We are aware that low essential skills levels can impact safety performance. This project will allow us to work with multiple partners, including the Province of Nova Scotia, to explore this relationship and identify a plan companies will be able to implement.”


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1 Comment » for Feds providing thousands for study on literacy, essential skills in trucking
  1. Joy says:

    Perhaps instead of spending the money on a “study”, they should spend the money on a few teachers who are willing to actually teach students to read and write. In (at least) one of the diamond mines in the Northwest Territories, they have teachers on staff to tutor employees and get their reading and writing skills up to par.

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