Cumberland Adult Network for Upgrading
21 Acadia St., 2nd floor Amherst, NS B4H 4W3
Tel: (902) 661 0153
Fax: (902) 661 3221
Offering Cumberland County adults academic and employability training in a safe, supportive learning environment.
CAN-U is open by appointment.
To get in touch:
(902) 661 0153, or
use our website contact form
Leave a message with us and staff will contact you with a time to discuss your goals.
Food for Thought
ALP is designed for students who want to return to the classroom in order to prepare for high school completion at the NSCC, prepare for the GED, upgrade to find employment, or retool their skills for a promotion at their current job.
CAN-U ALP helps you develop:
working with others
Part time, five morning classes a week.
Adult Learning Program
T+C is a self-directed learning program where learners choose from a variety of tasks and projects to demonstrate their learning. A facilitator is on hand to guide technology lessons and assist with solving problems that arise.
Individual goals will be the focus – everyone’s program may look slightly different! You will have the opportunity to develop digital skills essential to the modern job search and workplace.
Part time, three morning classes a week.
The GED is a set of five tests that, when passed, certify the test taker as having met high school level equivalency. Subjects include:
Language Arts: Writing
Language Arts: Reading
You prepare for and write one subject at a time, and complete each computer-based test at NSCC Amherst. It is free to write, and you don’t need to rewrite any tests you have already passed.
For more information about writing the GED in Nova Scotia, click here.
General Educational Development
In Creative Expression, you have the opportunity to discover your artistic talents and explore new ways to relax.
One afternoon class a week.
In Food for Thought, you learn hands on skills to healthy cooking, and practice these techniques by preparing a series of budget friendly recipes.
One afternoon class a week.
Technology + the Cloud
Math Club is a program for those struggling with the basics of GED math. It will be a combination of independent work, class lessons, and online worksheets. Students will start with the foundations of mathematics and build on their skills from there.
Two morning classes a week.
Design Your Life is a life management program. Learners will learn and practice skills to improve multiple aspects of their own individual health to allow them to succeed. Takes place in a supportive team environment.
Part time, four afternoon classes a week.
Design Your Life
Think Jobs is a compact employment focused program designed to guide you to identify the talents you have, upgrade the skills you need, and learn how to match your skills with employer job postings. You will have the opportunity to develop the new skills required to get the interview, secure the job and keep it!
Two afternoon classes a week, plus workshops and volunteering.
Some CAN-U programs integrate a number of workshops and training opportunities designed to help students gain the employment skills employers are looking for. Learners enrolled in these particular programs are automatically enrolled in these workshops.
CAN-U partners with qualified organizations and instructors to provide courses such as: 1st Aid/CPR, Mental Health First Aid, WHMIS, OHS, Violence in the Workplace, Food Hygiene, WorldHost Customer Service, Anger Management and many more.
As a learner in any other CAN-U program, you are eligible to earn these certificates free of charge - when space is available.