Adult Literacy and Basic Skills

Are you looking for free training to upgrade your employability, academic or computer skills?

If you want to:​

  • Enhance your resume and find a job
  • Prepare for post-secondary
  • Prepare for an apprenticeship application
  • Get your GED (High School Equivalency)
  • Prepare for a high school credit program
  • Become more independent in life
  • Gain computer skills 

How do you start?

Call to book an appointment! 905-731-9557 Ext: 307 or email: uplands@yrdsb.ca. 

  • Have your computer and/or literacy skills assessed.
  • With our help choose the program that is right for you.

Our Employment and Academic Preparation courses can help you reach your goals faster!

Course Offerings & Locations

Our courses are offered from September to June with continuous enrollment.

Uplands Community Learning Centre

8210 Yonge Street (Yonge & Hwy 7)

Mon-Thu 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mon-Thu 12:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Mon/Wed 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 

Basic Computer Skills

Develop basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, E-mail, Internet, Google, etc.) for success in workplaces and post-secondary education. Whether looking to upgrade your computer skills, employment skills, or prepare for post-secondary, this program will build your confidence and abilities while working at your own pace.

Advanced Computer Skills 

Develop practical computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, E-mail, Internet, Google) for success in the workplace and post-secondary education. Work at your own pace to advance your computer skills for employment, post-secondary, or use in daily life.

Employment and Academic Skills Upgrading

Upgrade your reading, writing, math, computer and/or soft skills in order to pursue a certificate, degree or career. Whether preparing for Adult Credit School, Apprenticeship, Post Secondary or returning to work, this course will provide individualized instruction at your own pace.

GED Preparation

Get individualized support and instruction while preparing for your GED. All subjects are offered.

Participation House – Literacy and Computer Skills for Adults with Special Needs

Through individualized instruction and support, adults with varying levels of abilities build and enhance their employability and life skills for success and independence at their own pace.

9 Butternut Lane, Markham (North of Hwy 7, East of 9th Line)​ ​

Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. -2:45 p.m.