Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy Program

Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy Program

JEDI's Digital Literacy Program is changing to the Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy (IALL) program.

The IALL helps Indigenous people achieve their goals by linking them to opportunities to obtain their GED, master the 9 Workplace Essential Skills and/or to enhance their computer skills.

The Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy Program offers:

  • Career-planning programs,
  • Links to Workplace Essential Skills,
  • GED programs,
  • Digital Literacy training,
  • Financial Literacy workshop (Your Money Matters),
  • Cyber Security training, and
  • Customized learning for First Nations communities and Indigenous people in New Brunswick.

The IALL program builds on the success of the prior Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) program and the Aboriginal Digital Literacy program.

In addition to the courses listed above, JEDI is building capacity within First Nations communities by offering 2 Train-the-Trainer programs: Workplace Essential Skills and Digital Literacy with the goal of establishing Community Adult Learning & Digital Literacy Labs. These new labs will be located in First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations across the province.

The Community Adult Learning & Digital Literacy Labs will help to ensure that there is better access to learning opportunities for Indigenous people in New Brunswick. These labs will be designed to create a safe learning environment where learners can become work-ready by learning or enhancing their essential skills, literacy, technological skills and soft skills. 

If you are interested in learning more about JEDI’s Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy Program or how you can implement a Community Adult Learning & Digital Literacy lab in your community contact program coordinator Ashley Nash at (506) 444-5650 Ext 109.

JEDI is Currently Hiring Workplace Essential Skills (WES)

Facilitators (job posting)

 The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is dedicated to supporting Aboriginal people in reaching their full economic development potential through advocacy and networking. If you are looking for a new opportunity to share your knowledge in essential skills, JEDI’s Indigenous Adult Learning & Literacy program is seeking Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Facilitators to share their passion for teaching adult learners across the province. These are part-time contract positions with varied program delivery locations within New Brunswick.

 Primary responsibilities:

  • Satisfactory completion of a 4-week Train the Trainer program, held in Fredericton, NB.
  • Initial program planning in consultation with members of the WES team and the Project Team, interpreting and reviewing information gained through assessment and the objectives of the specific initiative.
  • Curriculum delivery including lesson planning and preparation of instructional materials and resources.
  • Building and sustaining relationships with learners and ensuring a positive learning environment.
  • Applying adult education principles and developing individualized learning plans to facilitate individual and group learning environments.
  • Identifying and creating learning resources for learners based on occupational profiles.
  • Supporting transfer of learning to the workplace.
  • Evaluating, recording, and reporting on learner progress.


  • The ability to facilitate both individual and group learning environments using a variety of teaching/learning techniques. 
  • A minimum of two years of related work experience within/among First Nation Communities and Indigenous peoples.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is essential. 
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to travel extensively throughout the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Must pass a criminal record check.
  • A Bachelor Degree in Education or related field or a Certificate in Adult Education would be considered a definite asset. 

JEDI offers competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your confidential resume and cover letter saved as one document stating Workplace Essential Skills Facilitator in the subject line to by 4:30 p.m. on May 26, 2017.

 Thank you for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.