Adult Upgrading (Literacy and Basic Skills)

We offer free day classes for students 19 years of age or older. Our programs, which are available at both our Oshawa and Ajax locations, offer our students the opportunity to improve or refresh their core essential skills in writing, spelling, reading, math, keyboarding and word processing.  There are flexible options for adult upgrading in class, virtually, or on-line through e-Channel.

If you are interested in this program, please submit the following intake form, and the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Coordinator will be in contact with you:

Adult Upgrading (LBS) Intake Form

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Learn More about Literacy and Basic Skills in Ontario by clicking here.

 Adult Upgrading (Literacy and Basic Skills: LBS)

Our program offers:

  • Small, friendly classes
  • Continuous Intake/Enrolment
  • Confidence building
  • Work at your own pace, stress-free learning
  • Part-time or Full-time classes
  • Free Literacy and Basic Skills Assessment/Individualized programming
  • Academic Upgrading for High School, Credit Preparation, Independence
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) Literacy, Workforce and Pre-Apprenticeship Preparation
  • Independence, pre-PLAR credit prep
  • Post-secondary prep


e-Channel is a web-based Literacy and Basic Skills delivery training model that provides a self-directed and supported program for individuals who are in need of distance learning.  It provides better access for those who live in remote communities.



To register for Adult Upgrading by calling Diana at:

Oshawa Campus
850 King Street West, Unit 26
905.438.0570, ext. 57156

Ajax Campus 
458 Fairall Street, Unit 7
905.683.7713 ext. 40258


Funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario