Supporting Clients who are Beginning or Intermediate Readers

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Course Description:
Do you work with clients who have low literacy skills? In this interactive workshop, you will understand how adult education systems operate, best practices for engaging clients who struggle with reading, and how to adapt your workforce programming to meet their needs. We will present considerations relating to intake, case management, classroom instruction and more. This course is designed for workforce program administrators, case managers, or instructors who want to hone their services to serve a wide audience.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing when clients have literacy needs and accommodating your practice to address them
  • Creating, selecting, and adapting materials for clients including flyers, intake forms, and more
  • Implementing classroom activities and client tasks that build confidence among all educational levels
  • Connecting clients to adult literacy programs

*This course was formerly called Employ Lit: Helping Clients with Low Literacy.

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

Course Duration:
Full-day workshop–9:00am-3:00pm

Course Date:
April 18, 2018

Melanie Sampson & Becky DeForest, Literacy Works

Members: $95*
Non-Members: $135
*To access this member price, you must log in to your CJC account when registering.

Chicago Jobs Council
29 E. Madison Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hester, Frontline Focus Administrator: 312.252.0460 x108,

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