Media advisory - December 3 Toronto Forum brings employer and union reps together to talk key Workplace and Workforce Literacy issues



    TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Next Monday, December 3, employer and union
representatives, along with educators, government representatives and
community partners, gather to address key literacy issues in Ontario's
workforce and workplaces. What significant roles are employers, unions and
educators playing to address literacy challenges? What role should government
play? These and other topics will be addressed.
    This session will prove to be a lively and engaging discussion.

    Event:      Key Issues in Workforce and Workplace Literacy in Ontario

    Panelists:
    ----------
    EMPLOYER: Karen Wood, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    LABOUR: Jorge Garcia-Orgales, United Steelworkers of America
    EDUCATOR: Wendy Tanner, Labour Education Centre
    ADULT LEARNER: Patricia Ashie, Ontario Adult Learners
    Association

    Date/time:  December 3, 2007, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    Location:   Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel - Essex Room
    123 Queen Street West.,
    Toronto

    This panel discussion is presented by The Strategic Partnerships for
Action Forum, a project of the Ontario Literacy Coalition and hosted by Metro
Toronto Movement for Literacy. Supported by a regional advisory committee from
ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation, Toronto Training Board, Metro Toronto
Convention Centre, Ontario Network of Skills Training Projects (ONESTEP),
PTP-Adult Learning & Employment Programs, Labour Education Centre, Canadian
Auto Workers Union, and Canadian Union of Public Employees. Funded by the
Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, Human Resources and Social
Development Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Colleen D'Souza, Metro Toronto Movement for
Literacy: (416) 961-4013, colleend@mtml.ca

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