Organizational Changes and the Newly Created Adult Education – Lifelong Learning and Essential Skills Branch

Organizational changes in all three learning ministries were made last spring, a few months after Premier Wynne mandated the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to lead the development of an integrated, learner-focused Adult Education System, working with the ministers of Education, and Citizenship and Immigration. I’ve pieced together those changes using online … Continue reading Organizational Changes and the Newly Created Adult Education – Lifelong Learning and Essential Skills Branch

Ontario’s Adult Education Consultation and an On-going Concern about a Seemingly Uncoordinated System

So much is happening in Ontario’s adult education system in a very short period of time that it becomes challenging to keep track of announcements and various initiatives. In just over a year, those working in LBS, ESL/FSL and Adult Credit have been caught up with The Highly Skilled Workforce Initiative, The LBS evaluation, a symposium … Continue reading Ontario’s Adult Education Consultation and an On-going Concern about a Seemingly Uncoordinated System

A Record of LBS Concerns from the October 5th Symposium

On October 5th MAESD invited over 250 LBS program staff to a one-day symposium in Toronto to share and discuss key findings from the LBS evaluation report. The intent was to discuss findings with the field in order to “capture the range of perspectives that were shared.” Discussion sessions were organized around five themes, including … Continue reading A Record of LBS Concerns from the October 5th Symposium