The holistic approach to training focused not only on participants, but on supervisors and middle managers, as well. This two-pronged approach sought to develop skills which would maximize the chances of long-term success for the individuals entering vacant entry-level positions while also providing supervisors with valuable tools and strategies to assist in this success.
The project targeted the fishing industry in rural coastal communities facing labour shortages and unemployed or underemployed individuals. These factors are hindering the Atlantic seafood industry’s ability to meet client demand and stay competitive in a global world.
The ESAF project was funded by the Government of Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiatives. It was led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with Literacy Nova Scotia, PEI Literacy Alliance and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.