Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the Academic Upgrading program prepares learners to successfully transition to Secondary and Post Secondary programs, obtain meaningful employment and/or become more independent in everyday living. As a participant in this program, you will receive an individualized learning plan with a clear path to reaching your personal, academic, and employment goals.
In the Academic Upgrading program you will develop skills such as being able to work independently as well as being an effective team member, self management and organizational skills, and developing strong communication and problem solving skills. Limestone Community Education offers support and guidance to assist learners on their pathway to further education, training, employment and/or independence. All services are available free of charge.
We can assist you with the following:
► CREATING AND TAILORING A RESUME AND COVER LETTERS
► CAREER EXPLORATION
► EMPLOYMENT PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
► INTERVIEW PREPARATION
► JOB SEARCH SUPPORT
► ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
► INTERNET ACCESS
► ON-LINE TRAINING (WHMIS/SMART SERVE/PASSPORT TO SAFETY)
► HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT PREPARATION AND SUPPORT
► BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING (EMAIL, WORD, PUBLISHER, POWER POINT, INTERNET AND MORE)
► LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS (BETTER COMMUNICATION, LIFE BALANCE, STRESS MANAGEMENT)
These services are free to our registered learners.
Pre-Personal Support Worker (PSW) Course:
Limestone Community Education will be offering a 7 week Pre-PSW course in September 2013 to help prepare learners for Limestone's Personal Support Worker program. Students who enroll for this training must complete the following 5 modules:
1. Essential and Soft Skills
2. Surviving In The Classroom
3. Health and Safety
5. Personal Attributes and Goal Setting
Upon successful completion of the course a certificate will be granted.
Essential Skills Program:
This program is offered to adults between 19-25 years old who have an intellectual disability. It focuses on literacy, numeracy and life skills as well as incorporating community integration and employment preparation. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program:
~ 19-25 years of age
~ developmental/intellectual disability
~ LBS level 1 or 2
~ ability to work with others in a small group environment
~ ability to independently participate in community activities
~ co-operative/positive/team player
~ history of good attendance
~ good personal hygiene
ADULT EDUCATION It’s never too late to get your Ontario secondary high school diploma!
► Are you 18 or older?
► Have you been out of school for at least one year?
► Would you like to use your work and life experience to earn secondary school credits?
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH US TODAY to make this dream a reality!
Drop in for a cup of coffee and speak to us about how we can help YOU!
These services are offered at four sites:
Limestone Community Education (Kingston Central) and (Sydenham)
Second Chance (Kingston North)
Gateway Adult Education Centre (Napanee)
Our academic upgrading instructors work individually and in small groups with adults to help upgrade your skills.
Computer labs are equipped with software to teach Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet functions and more.
Partnered with the adult day school credit program, we offer academic support to students who are interested in pursuing their high school diploma.
Did you need to get in touch with us directly? We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact Us
Limestone Community Education is funded in part by the government of Ontario.
Limestone Community Education is a department of the Limestone District School Board. Its mandate is to create academic and workforce training that meets the needs of diverse client groups.
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Limestone Community Education
164 Van Order Drive