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Building Successful Partnerships for LBS Coordinators/Managers. How to make and keep communications open and working for successful programs. . Employment Service (ES) Agencies Ontario Works Supervisors & Case Workers (OW) Ontario Disability Support Services (ODSP)
How to make and keep communications open and working for successful programs.
MTCU/EO has made partnering with ES agencies a deliverable and a priority to ensure smooth transitions for our learners from training/education to employment.
ES agencies need us to make their targets and we need them for the same reason.Let’s Take One Piece at a Time!
ES agencies have people with expertise in areas LBS might not have and we can use this to our advantage.
Assessment; Literacy skills & training; Educational resources; Pre-G.E.D. Programs; Computer Skills Courses; Life Skills; Financial Literacy; Health Literacy; Essential Skills for the Workplace; and the so many other skills necessary to obtain employment.Employment Services
LBS are not allowed to charge fees for delivering MTCU funded services to our learners.
Regional Supervisors: If possible, find out who the Supervisor is for your Region. Ask her/him: “Where are you sending your Aboriginal clients who require literacy training?”
Ask if they hold “Showcase” events and get on their invite list. OW offices hold these events to introduce Case Workers to local services. Bring promotional goodies, they love them!
Get to know the Guidance Teacher/Manager at the local schools. Send your flyers; brochures, etc. informing them of your services.
Post Secondary Schools have an Aboriginal Liaison position, get to know them.
Contact North may have an office close to you, if not you can still use their services online.
E-learning courses for your learners that will help your own time management. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, use this blended learning tool to help learners progress.
ONLC is the Support organization for the Native Stream programs, along with your local Literacy Link Network they are funded by MTCU.
Apatisiwin & C.D. programs are a good resource for co-programming and can be a source of funding for your learners, if they qualify.
These are some of the partnerships that have worked for our LBS program. I am sure you may have more suggestions to add.
As I said, be creative and look at what is available in your area, things may be very different for you.
Possibilities are endless!
LBS Program Coordinator/Instructor
at Niagara Regional Native Centre