The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding achievement in increasing workplace literacy and essential skills in their community. Please see guidelines and criteria below, or download them here.
Please complete this online entry form by Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. All fields are required.
About the Award
The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding achievement in increasing workplace literacy and essential skills in their community. The honour was established in 2010 to recognize the outstanding contribution of ABC Life Literacy Canada board member and former Chair, Dr. Alan Middleton.
Nominees can represent individual employees, organization management including HR professionals and CEOs, and union and government representatives involved in workplace literacy and essential skills.
Workplace literacy, for the purpose of this award, is defined as programming that includes development and training in the nine essential skills as identified by the Government of Canada (reading, writing, document use, numeracy, computer use, thinking, oral communication, working with others, and continuous learning) as they are used in nearly every job and at different levels of complexity. Essential skills are the foundation for learning all other skills which enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.
The winner is invited to attend Life Literacy Night in Toronto, ON in September 2013. (Transportation and accomadations provided by ABC.)
In 2010, the inaugural winner was Kevin Landry, a snowplow operator with the Department of Transportation and Public Works in Antigonish, Nova Scotia while Jeannie Spence of the BC Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Society was named the 2011 recipient in part for her creation of the Hastings Learning Centre at the Racecourse Centre in Vancouver.
The 2012 recipient, Sandi Howell, adult educator, program developer, trainer and curriculum designer, has shown outstanding commitment to workplace essential skills training as the Provincial Coordinator for Essential Skills in Manitoba: the first such position created in Canada. She is also the strategic advisor to Workplace Education Manitoba, working to engage people in literacy and essential skills at their workplaces. Sandi helped to establish the first Workplace Essential Skills Training centre in Manitoba, leading the way for five other centres throughout the province to deliver programs to more than 2,500 students every year.
Nominations accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 31, 2013.