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Job-rich Alberta scours globe for workers

Employers in Western Canada, and particularly in the ever-expanding oil industry, have been looking for workers farther and farther afield to fill jobs in resource development.
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Three literacy and storytelling ideas for the Olympic Torch Relay

Here are three literacy ideas all based on the theme of the Olympic Torch Relay. You can read about how a school held its own Torch Relay event; try writing a shape poem in the shape of a Torch; or role-play a thrilling story about a surprise hidden in a box – you can even make up your own ending to the story.
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Teaching resources and activity ideas for the London 2012 Olympics

The build-up to the London Olympics provides an excellent opportunity to engage students all around the world in learning about Britain and the countries within (England, Scotland and Wales). Below are some activity ideas for across the curriculum including literacy and numeracy.
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Should a job take over your life? Career coach has some thoughts

"If work-life balance is important to you, define what that means and weigh the job against realistic criteria that is within your control. And remember, that criteria may change, and so the may the job a few years down the road."
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Students speak out on whether summer wages get passing grade

The Globe and Mail newspaper conducted a survey of student readers, asking whether they thought their summer earnings would cover their expenses for the school year. Of more than 150 respondents, 87 per cent said they had found a summer job, and 13 per cent said they were unemployed.
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As demand grows for skills training, certificates grow more popular too

Certificates are the fastest-growing U.S. college credential, with more than 1 million awarded nationally in 2010, according to a recent study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
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"Poor financial literacy is the result of mismanaging money under the guise of greed and inflated desires. Emotions overpower logical thinking and this produces poor decision-making related to spending. We need to comprehend financial literacy, rather than pursuing a routine of managing and mismanaging money the rest of our lives."
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Business owners in Alberta (73.3) and Saskatchewan (72.5) have collectively been the most optimistic in Canada for 11 consecutive months, while entrepreneurs in Manitoba (65.9), New Brunswick (65.7) and British Columbia (65.6) are comfortably above the national average, and those in Newfoundland and Labrador (61.3) are close to average.
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Amid economic uncertainty around the globe, Canadian employers expect to add more jobs in the second half of 2012, but at a slightly lower rate than anticipated in last year's study. Forty per cent of hiring managers said they are planning on hiring new permanent, full-time employees between now and the end of the year compared to 43 per cent in 2011.
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Ministers of education mark milestone in education cooperation

Twenty-first century learning was the defining theme of the Halifax meeting, where ministers exchanged information on a number of education-related topics.
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Jayne Hunter new executive director of Literacy Nova Scotia

Jayne Hunter, who has a master's degree in adult education with a focus on adult literacy, began her career with Literacy Nova Scotia in 2003 as a learner co-ordinator. She has held several positions within the organization including most recently the director of programs.
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In June, employment was little changed for the second consecutive month and the unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.2 per cent, as fewer people searched for work. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased 1.0 per cent or 181,000.
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Feature of the Month shines spotlight on NALD Annual Report and new directions ahead

In times of economic uncertainty and ever-changing information technology, organizations – whether in the public domain or private sector – are often obligated to sit back, reflect and re-evaluate their activities and priorities. With this in mind, the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) is adapting some of its services and setting a new course for the future.
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Top 20 PDF Downloads for June 2012

Each month NALD releases Library user statistics in a feature known as the Top 20 downloads/20 Plus téléchargés. The report examines the number of NALD Library documents, in both English and French, which are viewed and downloaded by visitors to the websites NALD and BDAA.
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Opening the door to educational opportunities is a positive way for people with mental illnesses to realize their potential. The scholarship can help people acquire the educational or vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society and help them move forward with their lives.
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Students entering post-secondary school in the fall need to have their applications for financial assistance in shortly.
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Good workplace health makes good business sense

Because so much of our time is spent at work, it is the ideal place to encourage good health habits. As an employer, you are in the position to stimulate change. To launch a healthy lifestyle initiative, you could implement a health audit to discover the issues that affect your employees.
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Ministers of Education to Meet in Halifax, July 4–6, 2012

Canada's ministers of education will be in Halifax, July 4–6, 2012, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, for the 100th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), their long-standing intergovernmental body.
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According to Georgetti, shutting down world-class research facilities, closing entire libraries and shuttering archives, canceling whole programs and removing the support services on which many other still-functioning government operations depend is bound to have more than just a slimming effect.
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Essential Skills Ontario is currently working on releasing a series of research briefs that carries on the conversation first addressed in our widely received Menial No More report, in order to examine the challenges and opportunities in training adults without a high school diploma
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Reading offers Brazilian prisoners quicker escape

(Reuters) - Brazil will offer inmates in its crowded federal penitentiary system a novel way to shorten their sentences: four days less for every book they read.
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Pitch 'n' Putt game built on nine workplace essential skills

What do the nine workplace literacy and essential skills have in common with golf? Employees at Mixcor Aggregrates in Edmonton found out when they attended their company’s annual general meeting.
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Frontier College will participate in the launch of a new family reading activity in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Summer family activities will run from June 30 to September 3 while Story Time at Rideau Hall will be held Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
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Grass Roots Press, in partnership with ABC Life Literacy Canada, is delighted to announce the September release of four new titles to the popular adult literacy Good Reads book series. Good Reads are original books by bestselling Canadian authors written for adult literacy and ESL learners.
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Books holding their own in digital world, says Indigo CEO

Amid pressures to make up for book sales being lost to the digital world, Heather Reisman says a surprising proportion of surveyed customers are reading both digital and physical books, rather than just making the complete switch.
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Conference Board shines spotlight on Saskatchewan workforce

Saskatchewan is having new-found success in attracting people to the province, from across Canada and around the world. The province became a net recipient of migration from other provinces in the mid-2000s, reversing a decades-long trend of net outflows of people. But probe a bit deeper and you discover that there are limits to the province's growth outlook.
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The Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF), located in Montreal, has won the NALD Innovative Technology Award for its new online repository: Compétencesessentielles.ca - 9 Compétences Essentielles pour apprendre, travailler et vivre.
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Survey says Canada's young workers want global job prospects

According to the data, when younger Canadians (under the age of 39) are searching for an employer, most factor international/global career opportunities into their decision of whom they'd like to work for. Career progression opportunities, training and a good work-life balance are also important criteria which young Canadians say attract them to an employer.
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Especially if you are traveling, this summer is a good time to give thought to how you and your organization will celebrate NWT Literacy Week in September. The NWT Literacy Council will be sending out packages in the mail and also placing information on their website as it becomes available.
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Frontier College is hosting conferences across the country to get educators, police, judges, policy-makers and others talking about the key role of literacy in youth crime prevention. "We have been told that literacy is not a crime prevention strategy. That's ridiculous. Literacy is one of the biggest ways to prevent crime," says Sherry Campbell, Frontier College president.
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