Our Adult Programs
The Wellington County Learning Centre promotes a learner-centered approach to literacy upgrading. This means learners direct their own learning and set their own goals – both long term and short term.
Whether you’re looking to learn something new, trying to get your GED, or upgrade your reading skills, the Learning Centre can help.
Programs offered by Zoom can be viewed in the WCLC offices if you don’t have a PC or laptop to join the Zoom call with.
The WCLC welcomes all learners and we work hard to provide support to everyone. However, not everyone is eligible to be counted as our learners. If you are eligible, we can count you as a learner and report this to those who provide us with funding (i.e., the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development). This helps us to continue to get funding and stay open, which is why we will ask you screening questions when you are registering for programs. The first requirement is being a resident of the Wellington County, the second is being between the ages of 19 and 64 (some older adults can be considered), and the third is checking three of the following:
- OW or ODSP Recipient
- No source of income
- Crown Ward
- Less than a grade 12 education
- More than 6 years out of education
- Age over 45 and under 64
- History of interrupted education
- Person with a disability – this can be self-identified and includes mental health problems and need for multiple medications.
- Deaf or deaf-blind
- Another rationale – we determine this if we believe you need to be counted but do not quite fit.
Reading, Writing and Math Skills Tutoring
Work on reading, writing, and math skills as needed by the Learner
Contact us to get started.
Adults over 18 needing their GED can write an assessment so that a learner plan can be created to ensure their learning needs are met.
GED prep is offered in-person on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
from 5pm to 7pm.
If you need your Safe Food Handling Certificate, the workshop will prepare you to write the exam.
We are running this program monthly. Our November course takes place on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm.
Basic Computer Skills for Older Adults
Learn how to operate computers and phones, such as accessing emails and texts.
Please contact us for dates
Learn effective communication and math skills for customer service, as well as how to use a cash register.
Creating a bullet journal allows you to record the past, make note of your thoughts, and plan for the future. Weekly meetings will help you get the support and guidance to ensure you have success as you learn this popular and creative journaling technique.
From Surviving to Thriving!
This program is about seeing the glass half full vs half empty. Each class will have an activity that you will try in your daily life to help see your day to day life more positively. It also focuses on reducing stress after a tough day and practicing the activities you learn to see if they will help you to de-stress and enjoy the rest of your day or evening. Your role is to try these activities and see which ones work best for you. It is a great course to learn coping skills.
We will be offering Rent Smart – know your rights and responsibilities as a renter.
Can’t find what you are looking for? Take a look at what our partner agencies and organizations have to offer by clicking here to view the various organizations that work with the WCLC to help with literacy and learning across Wellington County.