Academic Upgrading

There are various resources in the community to assist you in acquiring either your Grade 12 or GED, or to assess your 'Essential Skills'. Our employment counsellors can help you decide whether this option is for you and what resources are available in the community. Contact CES today to schedule an appointment!

(note - If you are in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits, be sure to contact an employment counsellor before registering for any courses to ensure your benefits will not be disrupted!)

High School Credits and 'non-credit' General Upgrading/Refresher courses

Adults wishing to earn their high school diploma can access credit courses as well as general (non-credit) upgrading refresher courses (basic reading, writing and math) through the following sites:

These sites also provide access to earning your credits by correspondence via the ILC (Independant Learning Centre) - Distance Education from the Ministry of Educaiton

GED - General Educational Development

The GED Tests allow people who have not finished high school the opportunity to demonstrate high school academic knowledge and skills. Successful GED candidates earn the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate..

GED services can be accessed locally through:

Learn more about this testing service for the Adult High School Equivalency (GED) at the Independant Learning Centre site. Be sure to browse the FAQ section where you're sure to find answers to many of your questions concerning GED.

Literacy and Essential Skills

Access free Adult Literacy programs which will help with reading, writing and working with numbers as well as Essential Skills which are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

A Literacy or Essential Skills Assessment can be obtained locally - contact your employment counsellor to learn more.

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