St. Thomas, Aylmer and West Lorne locations

For an adult learner, often the hardest aspect of returning to school is taking the first step. At Fanshawe College we recognize and celebrate the initiative involved, and welcome the opportunity to assist individuals work towards their goals. We offer a range of FREE upgrading programs and services including:

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  • Assessments
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate Program (ACE) - College certificate recognized as equivalent to an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) by community colleges
  • College Preparation for Adults (Academic Upgrading)
  • Literacy and Basic Skills Program
  • GED Prep - An Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate

The training is personalized to assist you with your individualized goals, whether they are employment; college; apprenticeship; self-improvement or obtaining your GED.

For more information about programs and services at St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, including Aylmer, please contact Career and Employment Services Fanshawe.

These programs are provided tuition-free with funding from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.


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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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