Local groups will receive a total of nearly $1 million from the Ontario government for literacy and basic skills upgrading and training, all part of a $44 million program over the next three years.
Lambton College gets nearly half of the local allotment at $445,655, while the rest is split between the Lambton Kent District School Board Alternative and Continuing Education Program at $220, 932, the St. Clair Catholic Distinct School Board at $102,885, Aamjiwnnag First Nation at $100,000 and Organization for Literacy in Lambton at $100,000.
Lambton Kent Middesex MPP Maria Van Bommel says the additional training will help open doors to a good job and a stronger future.
“Ensuring every adult has the opportunity to upgrade their skills is one of the best investments we can make,” said Van Bommel. “Not only does it help more people succeed, but it builds a strong foundation for our local economy.”