will identify and train facilitators from specific Aboriginal communities to deliver Essential Skills upgrading in their community by using documents and exercises relevant to the learners.
We feel that when the learning materials are personally meaningful and relevant to the learner, this can help increase the individual’s sense of engagement, motivation and purpose.
The idea for Awakening DAWN came about in 2009 out of the desire to help support training and employment goals by improving the literacy and Essential Skills levels of Aboriginal People.
From feedback gathered during Igniting the Power Within, a key need that kept arising was the consistent and extensive lack of literacy and Essential Skills programming for on-reserve adults.
The Awakening DAWN project was the response to this need and is specifically aimed at adults in Aboriginal communities who want to improve their Essential Skills levels. The model will offer training in Document Use, Writing, Working with Others, Reading Text, Oral Communications and Thinking Skills.
Awakening DAWN will use documents that are highly relevant within communities – such as History of Treaties - to engage adults in understanding content which is not only interesting for them but could be of use in supporting employment and training opportunities and other community needs.
Essential Skills are much needed in today’s workforce. More than ever before, employers are expecting their workers to excel in all of the nine Essential Skills.
Through Awakening DAWN, we hope to create opportunities for community members to better understand the stories that shaped their lives and their communities while developing key Essential Skills needed to be successful in any workplace.
Phone: (204) 272-5030 or FAX: (204) 272-5031