What We Do

1. Upgrade Literacy & Essential Skills

  • Improve numeracy, reading comprehension, and writing skills
  • Support for Grade 10 Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) & Literacy Course
    • PELC can help you prepare to write your Grade 10 PLAR exams and to meet literacy requirements with a local school board.
    • You can earn up to 16 junior credits by writing 4 tests (English, Geography/History, Math, Science)

2. Finish High School

We will help you:

  • get your transcript
  • have your resume and transcript assessed for credit
  • determine credits needed to complete the OSSD
  • choose a completion plan that may include PLAR (Prior Learning Recognition and Assessment), correspondence, e-learning, equivalent credits, or the co-op program
  • investigate if the GED is right for you
  • review community options, such as, Quinte Adult Education or Loyola School of Continuing Education

3. Prepare to write the GED

  • GED (General Equivalency Diploma) materials are provided along with instruction

4. Prepare for Work or a Career

We offer specific programs or curricula to help you investigate the work world and upgrade your skills:

  • Job specific training courses: Retail, Landscaping, Clerical, Skilled Trades, Call Centre, Personal Support Worker, and more
  • Focus on the skills you need to prepare for your employment entrance test in manufacturing, military or police
  • Watch for the next intake of our INSPIRE employment & subsidy program for youth ages 15-29

5. Prepare for College

We can help:

  • improve your skills to prepare for a specific course
  • determine the skills you need for your program
  • refresh your research and writing skills
  • improve your math skills to the level required for your program
  • earn secondary credits in partnership with Quinte Adult Education or Loyola School of Continuing Education
  • provide computer and high speed wi-fi access to complete ACE online program or college or university distance education courses

6. Apprentice & Training

  • upgrade your skills
  • prepare for training entrance tests
  • prepare to write your Certificate of Qualification

7. Personal Independence

PELC can help you develop the skills needed for day to day activities including:

  • Health literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Driver’s licence test preparation

The possibilities are endless.  Come talk to us about your specific needs and goals and together we can build a plan that will help you achieve those goals!