The City of Quesnel has partnered with Literacy Quesnel on this one year pilot project funded by the Union of BC Municipalities Poverty Reduction grant.
The Centre will be outfitted with five computer stations and one fully accessible computer station, all with unrestricted internet access, and resources to support adults and youth literacy. It will be a designated learning space where learners can go to upgrade their education, increase their literacy or numeracy skills, or work toward their own personal learning goals through online courses, Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs), or face-to-face with trained tutors. Learners will also be able to complete general literacy and numeracy training and adult Dogwood courses through Northern BC Distance Education School.
The goal of this project is to reduce as many barriers to education as possible by providing the opportunity for any community member to access free education and resources, and to provide a safe, inclusive, supportive learning space. Community members will be able to increase their feelings of self-efficacy, become more employable, will be able to sustain work within current employment, or be better prepared to transition to employment.
The Centre will be located in the Child Development Centre building, 488 McLean Street. It is currently in start up phase and is expected to be open to the public in mid-August, 2020.