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St. Thomas - The newly branded "Skills Training & Upgrading" program is excited to begin its fall session on September 9.

Skills Training & Upgrading is a YWCA St. Thomas - Elgin program that provides training to adults who want to upgrade their skills for employment or who were not able to finish high school. The program offers training in the skills necessary to pass credit courses and get the Grade 12 diploma, to upgrade credits for post-secondary studies or apprenticeship, or to pass the GED test to find employment or seek further education at a college. Training is also provided for specific skills in the workplace like reading documents, writing reports, handling money, using a computer. They also teach skills people may need for their daily lives like helping children with homework, managing money, or filling out complicated forms. A personalized training plan is developed for each participant based on goals. Learning materials are provided, and an instructor is available to help with any difficulties. This is funded by the Province of Ontario and is free to adult learners.

Skills Training & Upgrading also runs a series of workshops. A financial literacy workshop, "Your Money Matters", begins on November 7 and provides training to help better manage personal finances. Skills Training & Upgrading will also run "Computer Basics", beginning on September 24 in St. Thomas and October 29 in Aylmer, each running for 10 classes. These sessions will cover the basics of using a computer, creating and using email, as well as using and staying safe on the internet. Additional computer courses including MS Word and Excel will be offered when there is community interest. Pre-registration is required for these workshops.

Skills Training & Upgrading has two locations: St. Thomas at the YWCA St Thomas-Elgin, 16 Mary Street West, and at Aylmer Community Services, 25 Centre Street. The program is for adults who have been out of school for at least 1 year and are over 18 years old. The new term starts on September 9, and with a continuous intake, adults can start now or join when they are ready.

Contact Skills Training & Upgrading with a training need at:

Helen Krygsman of Skills Training & Upgrading

YWCA St Thomas-Elgin

16 Mary Street West, St Thomas ON

Call 519-631-9800

Email info@ywcaste.ca

Last Updated: Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:25:00 PM EST

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