Free Upgrading Programs & Services

For an adult learner, often the hardest aspect of returning to school is taking the first step. At Fanshawe St. Thomas/Elgin, we recognize and celebrate the initiative involved, and welcome the opportunity to assist individuals work towards their goals. 

What We Offer:

  • 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

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


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Community Employment Services - St. Thomas, Elgin & Aylmer

St. Thomas, Ontario (Elgin Centre)
417 Wellington Street,
St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 5J5 (Map)

Phone: 519-637-9876
Text your name and question to: 226-210-0956 

Aylmer, Ontario
20 Talbot Street East,
Aylmer, Ontario  N5H 1H4 (Map)

Phone: 226-210-6800

Text your name and question to: 226-210-0956 


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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.