The Joe Leech Memorial Award for Excellence
Kelly White was presented with the Joe Leech Memorial Award for Excellence. This award is presented to an Academic Upgrading Student who has shown academic achievement and dedication to succeeding.
Upgrading was extremely helpful. It opened doors to my future education.
The teachers are wonderful, and truly enjoy their jobs. I have recommended upgrading to many people, and will continue to do so in the future.
The learning plans are interesting and laid out in a manageable fashion.
Truly Great! — Kelly White
The College and Career Preparation program provides an opportunity
For adults to participate in lifelong learning, in order to facilitate their moving on to employment, apprenticeship or further education through assessment, career guidance, and upgrading.
The Program includes:
Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate
- Accepted by Ontario colleges and a number of employers as a grade 12 equivalency credential
- Reading comprehension, writing, spelling, grammar, composition, research, presentations and essays. Grade 12 equivalency credits.
- Arithmetic, decimals, fractions, measurement, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, business, apprenticeship and technical math. Grade 12 equivalency credits.
- Grade 11 equivalency credit.
- Grade 12 equivalency credit.
- Grade 12 equivalency credit.
- Computer basics, Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Problem solving, decision making, goal setting, team work, time management, organizational skills
- Career planning, resume writing, and job search techniques.
Features and Benefits:
- Start at the level best for you.
- Study at your own pace.
- Move ahead as soon as you master a topic: there’s no need to wait for the rest of the class to catch up.
- Frequent start dates throughout the year at most campuses means you may be admitted in as little as two weeks.
Note: An exception is the Owen Sound Campus where Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) courses have one start date in September and run until May. Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) upgrading is continuous intake. Please call the campus for more information.
- Attend full-time or part-time, day or evening, leaving time to manage childcare and other commitments; further flexibility can be arranged. Scheduling options vary and are determined by each campus.
- Classes are held in a college environment designed for adults.
- All students in the program are adults.
The program will benefit you if:
- You did not finish high school
- You left school before entering high school
- You have been out of school for many years
- You have been accepted into college or university but do not feel you are ready to work at a post secondary level
- A lack of education is holding you back from achieving your career or personal goals
College and Career Preparation include the Literacy and Basic skills (LBS) program and the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities sponsor College and Career Preparation.There is no tuition fee for most applicants. Assistance with childcare or travel costs may be available.
Applicants who do not qualify for sponsorship pay a small fee.
Who can apply?
You are invited to apply to the College and Career Preparation Program if you are 19 or older, and a resident of Ontario.
Did you know?
Employers know that graduates of the program work at a level equivalent to grade 12.
For ACE on-line options, please contact the Georgian College Ontario Learn office at 705-728-1968 ext. 5116
Although Georgian College does not administer the GED, you can attend the upgrading program to prepare for writing the GED.
For more information about the GED (Ontario High School General Equivalency Certificate) test please visit: