The Upper Canada District School Board is opening four new TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education campuses next week in Williamsburg, Casselman, Hawkesbury, and Rockland.
“This is good training news for area residents,” says Diane Coombs, TR Leger manager of literacy and language services.
“The campuses offer a doorway into a full range of training and services from grade 12, employment preparation, goal-setting workshops, and settlement services for newcomers to Canada.”
Coombs says staff members are frequently heard to say that the TR Leger system helps adults rediscover the learner inside. This is certainly true in the Adult Literacy and Employment Prep Program (ALEPP) which offers adults a chance to brush up on reading and writing skills, get hands-on with computers, and set realistic goals.
Besides goal-setting and entry to digital technology, this program offers preparation towards more than 16 jobs such as landscaping, clerical, service station attendant, daycare worker, and many more.
“For those with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma as a goal, the friendly environment allows for self-paced study with a supporting cast of adult educators – an expert team to help achieve the goal,” says Coombs.
Newcomers to Canada can make appointments with experienced Settlement Outreach Workers who will meet with clients on-site and help them with their settlement plans.
In addition, Canadian Language Benchmark Certified English language assessors can help make language learning plans.
TR Leger Principal Geoff Trasuk says TR Leger graduates about 400 grade 12 students every year, sometimes with two or three generations of a family crossing the stage together.
“The TR Leger ALEPP, second language programs and settlement services assist well over a thousand additional adult clients each year,” Trasuk says.
To contact the TR Leger for registration and information, please call 1-877-875-3437.