Empowering Learners to Reach their Full Potential
We provide local, high quality literacy and essential skills instruction to adults in support of their personal goals for independence, employment, and further education or training, particularly to those most in need.
We offer a variety of part-time Literacy and Basic Skills programs for adults aged 19+ who require upgrading in reading, writing, basic math, and essential digital skills for employment. In partnership with Sheridan College, we also offer an academic upgrading program (ACE – Academic and Career Entrance). Adults wishing to pursue college entrance or an apprenticeship can earn grade 12 equivalency in English, Math, and Science. In addition, GED® (High School Equivalency) Test Preparation is also available.
Why is adult literacy so important?
We often think of literacy as only the ability to read and write with ease. In reality, the modern definition of literacy is much broader. Reading, writing, and numeracy are part of a larger set of essential skills that we use every day at work, at home, and in the community. Literacy includes computer and digital technology skills, oral communication, and more. It involves understanding and being able to use the information required in today’s society in order to achieve your goals, reach your potential and navigate more easily in daily life and at work. (Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (http://mtml.ca/about-literacy/))
In 1986 a group of citizens in Halton Hills recognized the need for a service to help adults improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. By 1987, Literacy North Halton began providing one-on-one tutoring for English speaking adults. Volunteers from the community were trained and matched with learners to work in a non-academic, sympathetic environment and help students overcome the barriers of low literacy skills.
In 2010, after 24 years of community service, LNH changed its operating name to the Adult Learning Centre. This change reflects a history of continuously expanding programming that now includes essential skills workplace computer training, and academic upgrading for college entrance and apprenticeship.
LNH continues to make a difference in our learners lives at work, at school, at home, and in their community.