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The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students beginning April 19. Please do not send your child to school. Remote learning will continue during this closure.

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 college
  • Prepare for an apprenticeship application
  • Get your GED (High School Equivalency)
  • Prepare for a high school credit program
  • Gain confidence in life, work and studies
  • Become more independent in life
  • Gain computer skills for the workplace

How do you start?

Call to book an appointment! 905-731-9557 Ext: 307

  • Fill out a registration form.
  • Get an assessment of your computer or literacy skills.
  • Choose the program that is right for you with our help!
  • Start and reach your goals.

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 and funded by Employment Ontario.

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.
Fri Computer Clinic (call for enquiries)
Fri Basic Accounting Clinic (call for enquiries)

Basic Computer Skills

Develop basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, E-mail, Internet) for success in Canadian workplaces and post-secondary education. Whether looking to upgrade your employability skills, prepare for college, or use computers in daily life, this course will build your confidence and abilities while working at your own pace.

Computer Skills Upgrading (progressive)

Develop practical computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, E-mail, Internet, Google) for success in Canadian workplace and post-secondary education. Work at your own pace to advance your computer skills for employment, college preparation, 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 degree or career. Whether preparing for Adult Credit School, Apprenticeship, College 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.

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.

Participation House – Adults with Special Needs

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

Mon-Fri 10:00am-2:45pm