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Skills Upgrading Program

An overview of the program

group of peopleThe Skills Upgrading Program is designed to help you build your skills in reading, writing, to move on to: employment, high school credits, apprenticeship programs, or post secondary education such as college programs. We also assist learners with independence goals of learning basic computers or furthering their essential skills for work.

We run from the beginning of September until the end of June with day and evening class times available in most of our locations. We have flexible schedules to meet your needs and goals.

The FREE, Skills Upgrading Program is an Employment Ontario program funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.


Learners must be 19 years of age. If English is a second language, learners must have a Canadian Language Benchmark of 6 in speaking and listening to attend the program.


The program is FREE. There is no cost for the students in this program. The funding is provided by Employment Ontario through the government of Ontario. For those who are eligible, we can assist with the costs of transportation and daycare.


We have classes available in Guelph, Fergus , Drayton, Palmerston, Mount Forest, Shelburne, Orangeville and Dundalk.

Contact Information


General Enquiries: (519) 836-7280 ext 624

Text in Guelph Wellington: 226-821-2694


Location Contact Phone Numbers:

Fergus: 226-979-2539 (Phone or Text)
Fergus Nights: 519-400-1138 (Phone or Text)
Palmerston: 226-979-2539 (Phone or Text)
Mount Forest: 519-323-4840 ext 224
Orangeville: 519-938-9447 (Phone or Text)
Shelburne: 519-400-5723 (Phone or Text)
Dundalk and North Dufferin:

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