TAKE THAT FIRST STEP 
TOWARDS SUCCESS

DEVELOP NEW SKILLS. CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

Skills Upgrading Centre’s training programs are completely customized to your current skill level and educational goals. Our versatility allows for one-to-one tutoring, small class instruction or computer-assisted instruction so that you can learn at your own pace. We’re by your side every step of the way to guide you towards educational success.

All of our programs are funded through community and government agencies, fundraising and private donors, so our training comes at no cost to you, depending on your eligibility. Improve your employment prospects, make new connections, and acquire the skills you need for a successful future.

Our programs offer:​

  • Continuous enrolment

  • Flexible day and evening programs

  • Customized assessments and training plans

  • Supportive learning environment

  • One-to-one tutoring

  • Small class sizes 

  • Computer-assisted learning 

  • Self-paced programs

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
Take control of your future
READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS 

Our trained educators will design an individualized program for you that will build your skills so you can carry out important day-to-day tasks, prepare to write the GED test (grade 12 equivalency), apply for post-secondary education, or gain skills for employment.

  • Read and understand documents

  • Communicate ideas clearly through writing

  • Manage money, time, data and measurement

COMPUTER TRAINING & WORKPLACE SKILLS
Train for a new career
COMPUTER TRAINING

Our computer training programs help you master basic computer skills, regardless of your current level of experience. We take the mystery out of learning how to use a computer as you work with today’s most commonly used software.

  • ​Introduction to computers, keyboard, and mouse

  • Exploring the Internet using Chrome and Explorer

  • Writing and sending email using Gmail and Outlook

  • Microsoft Windows 10

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook

COMPUTER TRAINING & WORKPLACE SKILLS
Build your confidence
EMPLOYABILITY 
SOFT SKILLS

Soft skills are important in all aspects of life, including in school, at work, and at home. We’ll teach you the skills you need to move forward through life with confidence.

  • Effective communication

  • Working with a team

  • Self-management

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical skills

VIEW OUR LIST OF WEBSITES TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR STUDIES
WORKSHOPS

The Skills Upgrading Centre offers workshops to help you improve your skills for employment and life. 

The following workshops are all available for free for eligible participants. You must attend all classes in your chosen workshops to receive a certificate.  
Apply today to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Workshops

Warehouse Worker and Material Handler Workshop
Class dates: Nov 22, 24, 29, Dec 1, 6, 8 from 10am-12pm 

Gain the right skills for jobs in construction, manufacturing, shipping/receiving, storage/moving rentals and retail! In this free, online, multi-session workshop, you will learn the tasks and duties of working as a warehouse worker/material handler. You will develop the essential skills to stand out to employers. Modules also cover equipment, working conditions and health and safety. 

Customer Service Training Workshop
Class dates: Coming Soon

Gain the right skills for jobs related to customer service in this free, online, multi-session workshop. Develop communication skills, technology skills, customer relations and increase your performance skills and professionalism. You will develop the essential skills to stand out to employers.

“Resilient Minds for Tough Times: Mental Wellness Session” - December 5 @ 11 AM (1hr)
Do you feel overwhelmed and constantly stressed? Free mental health workshops are available in areas that will help you develop the skills you need to cope with stress, embrace change, gain perspective and overcome challenges. Learn tips and tricks for finding motivation and celebrate the small achievements.