The Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning Award recognizes an individual or organization 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 former board member and chair, Dr. Alan Middleton.
Futureworx is a Nova Scotia-based not-for-profit at the forefront of developing “soft skills” curricula and specializing in employment assistance programs and services. Since 1984, they have assisted over 10,000 individuals in successfully attaching to the labour force and they expect this number to continue to rise as they grow and develop new employment programs and strategies to meet their clients’ needs.
Futureworx is a contributor in the development of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s new UP Skills for Work program, contributing as a member of the Steering Committee. UP Skills for Work is aimed at helping learners develop the core employability skills identified by Futureworx as foundational for resilient, adaptable workers, effective training and increased labour market mobility.