LBS budget increase: $85 million and 80,000 learners by 2021

I was planning to write more about the LBS force-fit into Employment Ontario but then more details about the infusion of funding into LBS were released and I got a little distracted by $85 million in exchange for 80,000 new students. Last Friday the minister for Advanced Education and Skills Development announced a substantial funding … Continue reading LBS budget increase: $85 million and 80,000 learners by 2021

Force-fitting LBS into an employment system and chasing after a bogus standard (Part 1)

Situating the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program within the Employment Ontario (EO) system is a force-fit. LBS, primarily a learning program for those with educational and personal learning goals is integrated into an employment services and support program designed to "connect people looking for work with employers looking for work." Most adults who enroll … Continue reading Force-fitting LBS into an employment system and chasing after a bogus standard (Part 1)