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Welcome to the Centre for Lifelong Learning

"Personalizing Adult Education"

Credit information sessions
Centre for Lifelong Learning Calendar
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Program


Welcome back to School!


Adult Programs


Credit Program:

The Centre is accepting registrations for the November 2014 day and Adult courses (click here).
Attend a registration session (see schedule) during the months of October/November. Daytime classes start November 10, 2014. Meet with a counselor to determine what is required to obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


Continuous entry at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Please read on: Earn a credit in either GLS 4O: Skills for Success after Secondary School or GLN 4O: Navigating the Workplace, depending on your individual pathway that will be determined as part of this new class. This class will also review your past academic achievements, determine your best path for graduation to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma and where you want to go next: to employment or post-secondary education. As part of the assessment it will be determined whether you will need upgrading of your skills before you start the credit program to better prepare you for success.


Some of the areas of exploration for the credit courses include learning skills, personal life management, exploration of career opportunities, preparation for transition and change and essential skills for working and learning."


English as a Second Language (ESL) Program:

ESL classes: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join ESL classes and improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and more! We offer classes based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks  (CLB) Levels 1 to 7. The Centre also offers employment training programs that will give you the tools to enter the Canadian job market in the following fields:

• Specialized Language Training (SLT) Administrative/Clerical and Customer Service

 

• Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Contact Centre

 

• Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Moving on to Work – 5 weeks of language training followed by 8-9 weeks of training in Construction, Light Industrial, or Property Maintenance.

*Students must be Landed Immigrants or Convention Refugees - not Canadian Citizens

 

Attend an information session, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, to start ESL courses. Click here to see the new courses available as well as instruction in Canada Language Benchmark classes.


Literacy and Basic Skills Program:

Contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning, 519-675-4436 and speak with a counselor to start a pathway to learn and or enter employment. This program helps students develop literacy and numeracy skills, or to polish those skills.



Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Program for International Students


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The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) in partnership with King's University College and Brescia University College are offering an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Program for international students to continue their studies in Canada to improve language proficiency for transition to a degree program at King's or Brescia. Read more


The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Program will grant selected students conditional admission to King's University College or Brescia University College to a degree program for September 2015.


For more information please contact Mr. Bhupinder S. Gill at:
Telephone: 1-519-675-4436 ext. 20013 or email: bgill@office.ldcsb.on.ca


Testimonials:


Abdirahman
Abdirahman is a multi-talented mature learner! He began working in our adult upgrading program. He studied mathematics in class to prepare for the welding curriculum. In April 2013, he was accepted into Welding at Its Best. Today, Abdirahman has completed the majority of his coursework and will graduate as a full apprentice in all areas April 22, 2014.  Abdirahman rejoins the program so that he can study for his upcoming final examinations. We wish Abdirahman the best of luck in class, the exams, and getting work. He is conscientious, works well with others, takes instructions, and has a super sense of humour!


Jeff
Jeff is a real success story! He started in upgrading having less than 2 credits total from high school. He upgraded while looking after his first child. When she was older, he began upgrading as a full-time student. He completed his Grade 9/10 PLAR credits, started the credit program and never looked back. He will graduate this year. This is a very special year for Jeff – in December 2013, he welcomed his first son into the family. This has been a year of goal attainment in his family life and in his school career. We are all so proud of your achievements, Jeff!


Ashley Wyatt
Before I came to The Centre for Lifelong Learning, I really didn't believe that I would be able to do something like Child and Youth worker in a college. The people helped me to see what I could accomplish and achieve. I never thought that I could do certain subjects, either. The teachers at this school encourage us students to go for it! I talked with teachers about my not being able to do credit work. They interrupted me and said, "Ashley. You can do it." And I did the courses. And I will go to college!

The Centre for Lifelong Learning gave me the drive to do what I never thought I could do. Lambton called and offered me a position in their program. I've accepted it and begin classes September 2014!

Go to the Centre for Lifelong Learning. They'll accept you and they'll help you!



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