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Adult Literacy and Basic Skills

Are you looking for free training to upgrade your employability, academic or computer skills? Our Employment and Academic Preparation courses can help you reach your goals faster!

The Adult Literacy and Basic Skills program can help you:​

  • Enhance your resume to 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 

Adult learners working in a computer lab.
Adult learners working together in a computer lab.

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Course Offerings & Locations

Our courses are offered in-person and online from September to June with continuous enrollment.

Uplands Community Learning Centre

8210 Yonge Street (Yonge & Hwy 7)
Thornhill, ON L4J 1W6

Mon-Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mon-Thurs. 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mon/Wed 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Distance Learning / Online Classes

Tues/Thurs 6:30 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 Skills and Academic 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

9 Butternut Lane (North of Hwy 7, East of 9th Line)​
Markham, ON L3P 3M1

Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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.

For more information

Complete the online contact us form.