Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will The Program Take?
The program is individualized, so you proceed at your own pace. We have continuous intake, so you can start when it is convenient (subject to available space) and finish when you have met your upgrading goal. You will be involved in planning and tracking your individualized program and will be aware of how quickly you are progressing.
What type of classroom structure is it? (independent, group work, instructor led etc.)
Although we have a classroom setting, the structure is different from traditional high school. Because the instructor is tailoring the program to suit your needs, you will see a mix of small group work, one-on-one instruction, computer-assisted learning, and full group instruction.
What if I am really bad at math?
Don’t worry! Many of our students enter the program with low math scores. The instructors will assess where you are in math and work one-on-one in a small group setting to help you improve. Many students are amazed at how quickly they gain confidence.
What are the hours and do I have to come every day?
We offer full days, as well as part-time mornings or afternoons. All our programs run from Monday to Friday. You are expected to commit to the program and come each day.
How do I register for the program?
To get started, please phone or email us to get more information about our programs and to determine if we can help you achieve your goals. If it is determined that a one-on-one goal-directed assessment is appropriate, an appointment will be booked. Our education counselor will meet with you to discuss your long-term goals, previous school experiences, and learning needs. If, after this meeting, the program seems to be a good option, you will be asked to complete an academic assessment which includes reading, writing, and math tasks. This assessment helps us determine the skills you will need to develop to prepare you to transition to your employment, post-secondary, apprenticeship/training goal path. If our program is not the best route to your goal, our Information and we will make every effort to ensure you are connected to another program that can best meet your needs.
Does my source of income matter?
No, income source does not matter for eligibility. Some of our clients have their own income, are working, are on Employment Insurance, are on Ontario Works or on Workers’ Compensation.
How much does the program cost?
The program is free to eligible adults 19 years of age and older. We are funded by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. We are part of Employment Ontario.