Issues for5th  on 5th

SACPA Thursday, November 24, 2005 Workplace Challenges of the Future: How do we plan for the increase in immigrants in our workforce?

Increasingly, Southern Alberta has many young immigrants who require assistance to improve their spoken and written workplace English - producing many ESL entrants into the 5th on 5th Literacy Program.

Geri Hecker, Executive Director of the Lethbridge Youth Foundation for the past five years, with responsibility for the operation of Lethbridge 5th on 5th Youth Services, will give an overview of 5th on 5th Youth Services Programs and explain the challenges they face in providing programs attempting to fill the increasing needs for skilled and unskilled workers in today'’s workforce.

Geri will also address some of the challenges in today'’s workplaces regarding cultural differences.

Moderator: Jill Kotkas.

Location: Sven Ericksen'’s Family Restaurant, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S. Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. / Cost: $8.00 includes lunch

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