- Provide good information that people can understand and use about the benefits of training, the potential impacts on work and other parts of their life.
- Encourage and support voluntary participation.
- Involve workers in as many aspects of the program as possible. Recognize them as whole people – they may need support and flexibility to overcome barriers such as lack of child care or other personal matters.
- Develop a comprehensive system of policies and support for workplace and workforce literacy, including financial support. This may include22 incentives for employers and workers, help to overcome barriers, incentives to influence investment, information and other tools and supports, well-functioning certification and recognition systems, outreach and awareness activities, and ongoing evaluation.
- Design subsidies and other public financing incentives to ensure access for smaller employers and disadvantaged worker populations.
- Carry out promotion and awareness campaigns – especially to convince employers of the benefits of investing in workplace learning.
- Offer incentives and better support to workers. Help them overcome financial barriers; provide information, advice and tools. Examples: use EI for paid training leave, training vouchers, tax measures, individual learning accounts.
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