24th Apr 2012
Translink drive for dyslexia awareness
The Transport and Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) has launched a Dyslexia Awareness Campaign targeting Translink employees.
The new campaign aims to raise awareness of support available within the workplace to deal with dyslexia and is supported by the Department for Employment and Learning.
Catherine Mason, Translink groupc chief executive, said: “We are very much committed to the personal development of all our employees and want to help them as far as possible to reach their full potential.
“This partnership not only offers us the opportunity to reach out to employees with dyslexia who may need support but will also allow us to create a dyslexia-wise workplace by helping to educate the wider workforce and help bring out the best in all our employees.”
Dr Stephen Farry, Minister for Employment and Learning, said: “Many adults struggle with learning difficulties which can have a negative impact on their ability to succeed and progress in the workplace.
“This campaign ensures people with dyslexia are aware that support is available to enable them to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, improving access to information and qualifications and helping them to address any barriers they may have in returning to education.
“The project is an excellent example of an employer and trade union, working in partnership to help members of staff recognise and address their learning difficulty so that they can unlock their full potential.”
The DEL Union Learning Fund also supports a further 10 union-led projects offering a wide range of learning opportunities in the workplace, many in the Essential Skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT.