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Currently programs are available in both in-person and fully on-line formats due to COVID19.  Please contact us at 905-561-2190 ext. 4757 for details.

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.

Academic Upgrading Program

Academic Upgrading is a non-credit employment preparation and academic upgrading program for adults.  The Academic Upgrading program can support you in learning important concepts and developing skills and attitudes that build confidence and a solid foundation for your future academic career or chosen pathway.  Individualized programs and instruction are the keys to success!

Students geared more towards academic upgrading will focus on reading, writing and numeracy to prepare for further education to achieve a Secondary School Diploma, Post-Secondary education or an Apprenticeship opportunity.

If you need support or preparation for mathematics, we offer a new Math Preparation program to suit your needs.

The Academic Upgrading program is a self-paced learning program where students feel comfortable in small classes. Each program is individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of the student.

Classes are individually taught by certified teachers which means students find it easier to learn and progress. Students learn the fundamentals of education including Pre-High School levels of Literacy and Numeracy.

What are the Academic Upgrading programs registration fees?

Academic Upgrading classes are FREE!

When do Academic Upgrading classes start?

Enrolment to the Academic Upgrading classes is continuous throughout the school year (September to June).

Program Details:

Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  at Hill Park Learning Centre and NEW City Learning Centre

Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hill Park Learning Centre

Students can register at any time. Please see the site and contact information below.


Continuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre
465 East 16th Street
Hamilton, Ontario

Continuing Education City Learning Centre (NEW!)
110 King Street West, Suite 606 (located on the Plaza Level above the Jackson Square Food Court)
Hamilton, Ontario


To make an appointment for and intake/assessment meeting, please click the button below:

Schedule Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT) Intake/Assessment @ Hill Park Learning Centre

Schedule Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT) Intake/Assessment @ City Learning Centre


Updated on Monday, March 22, 2021.
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