What Will I Find on this Website?
CLO's Lifelong Learning for Literacy Practitioners website offers valuable information about the literacy field in Ontario. It is divided into various modules, which can be accessed as stand-alone units or they can be combined. The modules are as follows:
If you are visiting this website to learn more about the literacy field, then familiarizing yourself with the skills needed in adult literacy can be a good place to start. If you are a practitioner planning for your future professional development, starting with skills can be a useful way to begin an assessment of your own skills inventory. This section will help anyone to better understand the literacy profession in Ontario by taking a closer look at the skills that are essential for literacy practitioners.
The module begins with Common Skills for Literacy Practitioners and then lists Sector-Specific Entry Level Skills. The Core Skills section also covers Emergent Skills, which are new areas of expertise and knowledge required for the literacy field in Ontario.
Hiring practices show that all literacy sectors and streams look for a certain level of education and/or related experience for practitioners what are starting in entry-level positions. Previous education and experience can provide valuable knowledge and skills for literacy practitioners. Furthermore, previous education and experience help to ensure that practitioners can acquire more advanced skills. This module provides information about what each literacy sector and stream requires in education and experience. It is particularly useful for:
- practitioners who wish to assess their education and experience vis-à-vis their sector's requirements
- individuals considering a career in the literacy field
- practitioners who are considering working in a different literacy sector
- Employment Ontario and community partners who want to learn more about the education and experience of literacy practitioners