The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is receiving a grant from the provincial government. The grant, which is worth $59,200, is to help provide residents of the East Kootenays with the proper literacy skills to gain employment.
The grant is part of a $2.4 million initiative that the government has invested in 75 communities throughout B.C. all dedicated to improving adult literacy rates.
The funding will be distributed to non-profit community groups to host literacy training at no cost to the public. The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy is collaborating with the College of the Rockies to encourage adult students from literacy programs to transition into post-secondary studies to further their educations.
For more information about the adult literacy program, visit www.aved.gov.bc.ca.