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ALP/PreGED

PROGRAMS

FSD
General Educational Development

The GED is a set of five tests that, when passed, certify the test taker as having met high school level equivalency. Subjects are:

  • Language Arts: Writing

  • Language Arts: Reading

  • Science

  • Social studies

  • Mathematics

You prepare for and write one subject at a time, completing 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.

Learners registering for this program will be assessed on each subject to find out where they need instruction and practice. Learners then work independently and in a group environment with staff support to prepare for their chosen test. 

For more information about writing the GED in Nova Scotia, click here.

Coping Skills
Mental Wellness Skills for Work and Life

This program gives students the building block of mental wellness, coping strategies to deal with difficult thoughts, and lifestyle habits to support healthy thinking. The program is framed around the relationship of thoughts, behaviours and feelings, the goal is to have students take control of that relationship rather than have it control you. These goals are achieved through a discussion-based, group class. Online version is available.

Activities have included but are not limited to:

  • Basic Habits for healthy Mental Wellbeing

  • Mindfulness and relaxation

  • Managing powerful emotions

  • Combating negative thoughts

  • Positive communication and conflict resolution

  • Substance use and the mind

Makes Math Easy!

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.

Make reading fun again

Designed to help adults develop a variety of essential skills needed to learn, live, and work in their communities. Adults enrolled in the program will be able to work toward a number of personal goals, which may include the following:

  • improving literacy, math, problem-solving, critical-thinking, & teamwork skills

  • acquiring the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

  • preparing to write the GED test to further employment opportunities

  • entering the workforce

  • preparing to enter a post-secondary institution

Digital Skills 101
Technology and digital Literacy

This is a technology course for individuals with no technology experience to those with intermediate skills. You can work through the general technology skills program, "Northstar" or come with your own personal goal to learn. This program will have a hands-on instructor to help you every step of the way. topics include but are not limited to:

  • Computer and internet basics 

  • Microsoft Office

  • Social media and information literacy 

  • Google search and web browsing 

  • Setting up your personal laptop, tablet or cellphone

LAUNCH
find a job you enjoy and keep it!

The LAUNCH program is a pre-employment program. Its purpose was to help learners not just find employment but find long-term employment that is meaningful to them. LAUNCH was broken down into three main components.1, identifying who the student is, 2, identifying what they want to do for employment, and 3, how to successfully be employed in the career of their choice. 

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!

Activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying Career path

  • Job Search and reading job postings

  • Customizing cover letters 

  • Mock interviewing 

  • Personal Elevator Ptich 

  • Work place Scenario training

Adult Learning Program

Designed to help adults develop a variety of essential skills needed to learn, live, and work in their communities. Adults enrolled in the program will be able to work toward a number of personal goals, which may include the following:

  • improving literacy, math, problem-solving, critical-thinking, & teamwork skills

  • acquiring the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults

  • preparing to write the GED test to further employment opportunities

  • entering the workforce

  • preparing to enter a post-secondary institution

Outreach

CAN-U offers programming at other locations as needed in Cumberland County. If you are interested in participating in our programming give us a call to see what classes we are offering near you! 

Workshops/Certificate Programs

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.

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