Workforce Reading, Writing & Math for Adults

Join our workshop on workforce reading, writing, and mathematics for adults! Learn how to answer the question of all adult learners: “Why do I need to know this?” Adults need fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics for success in most on-the-job training and workplace certifications. They also need to be able to apply these essential skills in the workplace environment. During this workshop you will:

  • Understand the economic impact of adults increasing their reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Explore examples of reading, writing, and math tasks from workplace scenarios and certifications.
  • Gain up-to-date information on growing regional jobs to keep adults motivated.
  • Experience a career exploration lesson that builds reading, writing, and math skills.

Learn how to engage adults to simultaneously build both workforce and basic academic skills. Your adult learners will walk away feeling more prepared for workplace certifications, and life.

Sample lessons will be shared from The Literacy Cooperative’s free and UPDATED downloadable Contextualized Curriculum. Each curriculum focuses on an industry with high entry-level growth in Northeast Ohio: manufacturing, construction, IT/digital literacy, hospitality, and healthcare. The strategies and lesson plans shared in this session can be modified for use with a wide variety of adult learning contexts.

Meagen Farrell is an author, trainer, and woodworker. As Chief Learning Officer of Mustard Seed Training, Meagen supports parents and educators to create a more just and loving society. In addition to training and program development, Mustard Seed Training builds and sells materials for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and other interactive forms of Christian discipleship. Before transitioning to religious education, Meagen served as a national author and trainer in the field of adult literacy, helping educators find a balance between face-to-face and digital instruction. She has a BA in Religion from Oberlin College, Certificate in Distance Education from Penn State University, MA in Theology and Religious Studies from John Carroll University, and is pursuing a PhD in Educational Technology at Kent State University.


Friday July 22, 2022 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Online Workshop-Zoom


Christine Lee