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SWAF – School within a Factory

Do you want to earn your high school diploma while working full-time?
SWAF may be the right program for you!


The SWAF program assists adult students (18yrs+) in earning their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or upgrading credit courses, while remaining full-time employees (particularly in the manufacturing industry).

This unique program:


Student Success Stories

Read the stories of individuals who enrolled in SWAF and earned their high school diploma.

Community Partners

The UGDSB has partnered with Linamar Corporation to bring this program to their employees. One SWAF classroom is located in the north end of Guelph to assist Linamar employees and other full-time employees working in neighbouring companies.


The UGDSB is also partnering with Musashi Auto Parts Inc., Dana Incorporated and TG Minto Corporation with SWAF classroom locations in Arthur, Mt. Forest and Palmerston.  In addition to employees of these partner companies, the SWAF program is currently working on expanding to help other full-time employees working in companies in these and surrounding communities.

For more information or if you are wishing to enroll in SWAF please contact:

SWAF – Guelph
Jennifer Watson, SWAF Teacher
cell: (519) 400-1639

SWAF – Arthur, Mt. Forest, Palmerston
Contact the Continuing Education Office @ 519-323-4840

Additional Information