Learning a new trade is difficult enough. Learning to read and write at the same time compounds the difficulty. The challenges involved are the topic of a report in the latest issue of New Literacies @Work. This online newsletter of the Quebec English Literacy Alliance (QELA) discusses best practices in literacy education. See the article on vocational training and literacy at "Partnership is the Foundation for Successful Contextualized Learning" in the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of New Literacies @Work (www).