Literacy affects people’s lives. Literacy skills can enable individuals to fulfil their potential, achieve their goals, and take advantage of opportunities. When individuals do well, so do their families, communities and employers.
Adult literacy also has a direct impact on the economic well-being of the province, which eventually affects us all. Demographic shifts and potential economic development initiatives in New Brunswick present the province with significant labour force challenges. It is imperative that we equip New Brunswickers with the skills they need to gain and maintain employment, and to take advantage of opportunities that arise in the workplace.