Do you want your high school diploma, a better job or increased independence? Do you struggle with computer skills, math, understanding what you read, filling in documents, time management or problem solving? Do you want to upgrade these skills?
With the Skills Upgrading Program you can:
- Improve your academic skills to get ready for high school credits
- Increase your employment opportunities
- Achieve greater independence
The Learning Centres offer:
- Welcoming, safe and friendly classrooms
- Individual learning plans
- Self-paced learning
- Computers in all classrooms
- Transportation assistance to eligible participants
- Daytime and evening classes
- Part time and full time
Call or come in for your free skills assessment.
Literacy and Essential Skills Program FAQs
- How can I register for the Literacy Program?
Drop in or call the Learning Centre nearest you.
- What are the program hours?
Day classes: Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Night classes September - June (Barrie): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Additional Program Offerings
In addition to our core Literacy and Essential Skills Program we also offer skills based programs to help students prepare themselves for the job market.
Call your local learning centre for upcoming program dates and locations.
Computers for Work
fluency will be essential to all new jobs. This does not mean we need a nation of coders, but a
nation that is digitally literate.” The Coming Skills Revolution. Humans Wanted - How Canadian
youth can thrive in the age of disruption
Do you have the skills you need
for today’s workplace? We offer Computers for Work classes to help you
build your computer and digital skills. You will receive an introduction
to internet basics, emails and attaching files, editing documents and
completing online applications. These sessions are for adults looking for
work or upgrading skills for secondary school credit classes.
Soft Skills Solutions
cultural awareness, language, and adaptability will be in demand. Virtually all job
openings will place significant importance on judgment and decision making and
more than two thirds will value an ability to manage people and
resources” The Coming Skills
Revolution. Humans Wanted - How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of
Do you have the soft skills
employers are looking for? We offer Soft Skills Solutions© training for
adults looking for work. The sessions include insight on what employers
are looking for on a resume and in interviews as well as discussion and working
through scenarios to build on teamwork, communications skills, critical
thinking and problem solving.