Employ Lit: Helping Clients with Low Literacy

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Course Description
Do you work with clients who have low literacy skills? Discover how to adapt your job readiness instruction to meet the needs of adults with low educational levels or classes with mixed levels. Delivered by Literacy Works’ adult education specialists, this two-part course will help you understand the learner with low literacy skills and develop effective instructional methods specifically for the job readiness classroom. Designed for instructors and administrators who work with English-speaking clients, this interactive course is informative and hands-on. Each participant receives a free copy of Literacy Works’ 50-page Employ Lit reference guide, including sample job-readiness activities and reproducible masters.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing when clients have literacy needs and accommodating these needs in the classroom
  • Implementing interactive classroom activities that build confidence and competence among all educational levels
  • Creating, selecting, and adapting materials for clients in mixed-level classrooms
  • Encouraging adults to improve their literacy skills and continue their education

This course is for both supervisory and frontline workforce development staff involved in preparing job seekers for employment.

Course Duration
  9:00 am-3:00 pm

Course Dates
February 19, 2016

Betsy Rubin, Adult & Family Literacy Specialist, Literacy Works
Linsday Crammond, Program Director, Literacy Works

Members: $95
Non-Members: $135

Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator: 312.252.0460 x108, cheryl@cjc.net.

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