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Work & Learn Program (formerly SWAF – School Within A Factory)

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The Work & Learn Program

The Work & Learn Program assists adults (18 years+) who are employed full-time or part-time and wishing to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Graduates can upgrade courses or acquire prerequisite courses for university/college/apprenticeship programs.  This unique program:

English as a Second Language: ESL assessment Level of 7 is required.

Students can register for the Work & Learn Program at any time from September to June.

Student Success Stories

Over the years we have helped more than 300 adults in their educational journeys. We are excited to share four notable stores that illustrate the success of our students:

Community Partners

These are just some of the employers we have worked closely with over the years:

Swaf Banner 2019 Guelph 2

Swaf Banner 2019 North Dufferin


Don’t see your employer on the list above? You could still be eligible for the Work & Learn Program!

Students not currently employed with one of the Community Partners listed above may be eligible for the Work & Learn Program if they work for another local employer. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Information

Jennifer Watson Work & Learn Teacher Continuing Education Upper Grand District School Board [email protected] 519-400-1639