Did you know?
The most recent survey by Statistics Canada found that about one out of every three adults in Ontario would benefit from literacy education.
In Ontario, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University funds a variety of adult literacy, academic upgrading and essential skills training programs.
Characteristics of the programs:
- free, confidential service
- adult learning environment
- learning at own pace with individualized learning plan
- full academic assessments and referral to appropriate program
- goal-setting, with initial & ongoing assessment
- upgrading job-related essential skills, including Apprenticeship math
- practical skills focused on individual goals
- preparation for attaining OSSD, or high school equivalency (A.C.E. or GED)
- flexible hours
- variety of formats – one-to-one, small group, classroom with individual attention
- computer-assisted learning available
- links to Job Connect, Apprenticeship and other Employment Ontario programs and services
The agencies work together to provide a full range of services, from basic skills review to college and apprenticeship preparatory courses. Programming also includes a strong component of Essential Skills training for the workforce, apprenticeship and employment preparation, as well as greater personal independence.