LBS - Workplace Training/Academic Upgrading

About the Literacy & Basic Skills Program:

The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program is for adult learners that are looking for jobs but have little work experience, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to get a high school diploma to go on to college programs, or who have good listening and speaking skills but need some help with reading and writing.

Course Offerings:

Course

Date, Time, Location

Course Information

Academic Upgrading

Online and In-class

Two sessions each year:
September to January / January to June


Monday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm or 9:00am - 2:00pm
(Must be able to attend classes 5 days a week)


Location:
Continuing Education Centre, 440 Albert St.

  • Study English reading & writing
  • Learn complex grammar, punctuation, spelling and effective vocabulary
  • Write for a variety of purposes
  • Write properly linked well-developed paragraphs
  • Build your computer skills
  • Develop study skills necessary for high school

Certificates for Employment

Online and In-class

Three courses available.
Take one or take them all:

Soft Skills Solutions
January 4 - February 12 / May 10 - June 11
Monday - Friday 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Standard First Aid
February 15 - April 1

Monday - Friday 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Safe Food Handling Certificate

April 6 - May 7

Monday - Friday 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Continuing Education Centre, 440 Albert St.

  • Add certificates to your resume
  • Prepare for employment
  • Learn about workers rights
  • Understand health and safety
  • Learn about employment culture and opportunities in Ottawa


Employment Preparation for Childcare Assistants

In class only

Two sessions each year:
September to January / January to June
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
Continuing Education Centre, 440 Albert St.

  • Prepare to find childcare Assistant jobs in childcare centres or to run your own home daycare
  • Learn about child development, behaviour guidance and safety issues
  • Learn to plan and lead songs and activities
  • Participate in a job placement (100 hours)
  • Complete First Aid and CPR certification
  • Complete Food Handler certification

Math Upgrading for High School, Employment or Everyday Life


Not currently offered at this time

Two sessions each year:
September to January / January to June

Tuesday - Thursday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Review and improve basic math skills that you will need to know before starting high school math: (Addition (+), Subtraction (-), Multiplication (x), Division (÷) Decimals (0.325), Percent (25%)
  • Review and improve basic math needed for everyday life (money, banking, shopping, and paying bills), and employment (handling money, measurement, schedules, and pay stubs)

PSW
Preparation & Healthcare Training Course

In class only

Two sessions each year:
September to January / January to June

Monday-Friday. 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
Continuing Education Centre, 440 Albert St.

  • Complete certificates in Standard First Aid/CPR/AED, Food Handler, WHMIS
  • Prepare to pass job interviews and PSW entry tests
  • Study health care, anatomy, common diseases, and caring for older adults
  • Learn communication and problem-solving strategies for working in the healthcare sector
  • Enter Personal Support Worker or other college program
  • Work as a Home Support Worker in the healthcare sector

Eligibility:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Must have strong oral communication (CLB 5+)
  • Must have less than a grade 12 level of education (Canadian equivalent).

How to Register:
You must make an appointment to register for any of these courses. (No drop-ins please).
Please email alison.trusty@ocdsb.ca to make an appointment to register.


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