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LITERACY AWARD – Diavik wins Conference Board prize

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT - DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES is pleased to announce that the Conference Board of Canada has selected Dia...



YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES is pleased to announce that the Conference Board of Canada has selected Diavik as recipient of its Award for Excellence in Workplace Literacy in the Large Business Initiative category.

Judges described Diavik’s literacy program as well planned, well executed, innovative, customized to employees’ rotational work schedule, and one which successfully serves people in remote areas, according to Linda Scott, program manager, education and learning, with the Conference Board of Canada. “Judges look for originality and innovation and seek proven and sustainable programs. Diavik’s submission clearly stated its goals and objectives and provided evidence to support successful activities. In the submission, it also states that Diavik is fulfilling its commitment to workforce development, particularly for northern and Aboriginal persons.”

The awards, supported by National Literacy Secretariat, Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, showcase workplace literacy programs that enhance employee reading, writing, and numeracy skills through in-house training, core competency evaluations and skills promotion. Diavik received the award for its work done at the mine site through the Workplace Learning Centre where adult educators support workers seeking to upgrade skills.

Information on Diavik’s diamond mining activities may be read at www.Diavik.com.