courses

Apprenticeship (Bundle)

Grouping of course material to help support you as you investigate an apprenticeship goal.

Receive a general overview of apprenticeship and investigate specific trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Service Sectors. Also covered are: Workplace Expectations, Communication Skills and Report Writing.

You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

  • Exploring Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship Math
  • On the Job Report Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service Essentials

 

Apprenticeship Math

This course is designed for learners preparing to go into the trades. It focusses on basic math skills using fractions, decimals and percent and includes real workplace examples. If you’re interested in this career pathway and need to strengthen your math skills, this course is for you!

Note: Learners should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers before taking this course.

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Becoming a Better Speller

Why is spelling so important? When we use correct spelling, we create clear messages that readers can understand. Memorizing how to spell different words can be useful, but there are many other strategies that can help you. In this course you will learn about

  • phonics and grammar rules that affect spelling
  • syllables, and how they help you sound out difficult words
  • the difference between possessives and contractions.

 

Note: This is not a 'learn to spell' course. This course will help you improve your spelling skills. Learners will also need good reading skills to manage the lessons.

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Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children. Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives. They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world. Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families. This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

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Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 1 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to using punctuation correctly and writing with proper grammar.  Learn about common punctuation marks like periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, question marks, and exclamation marks and find out when to use them in your writing.  Learn about prefixes and suffixes and discover some helpful grammar websites.

 

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 2 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to parts of speech. Learn about common parts of speech we use to write sentences - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Learn about the subject and predicate in a sentence and about antonyms, homonyms and synonyms. 

 

Body Systems Terminology

Learn about the structure and functions of each body system. You will identify diseases, disorders, and medical procedures related to each system. Additionally, you will explore health science professions related to each body system.

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Building Proper Sentences (Live Class)

Building proper sentences is challenging. There are so many rules to follow! In this class, you will learn strategies to build sentences with confidence. We will discuss prepositions and phrases as well as clauses and conjunctions. You will also learn how to avoid common mistakes like run-on sentences and sentence fragments. Enrol today and start building stunning sentences! 

 

Career Decision Making

Your personality plays an important role in making your career decisions. In this course you will explore tools to identify your personality traits, set short-term and long-term goals, and draw up an ideal career list that is aligned with your values, interests, personality, and skills.  

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College Readiness (Bundle)

Grouping of curriculum that will help prepare you to be successful at College. This bundle includes the following courses/curriculum:

  • Manage College: College Readiness Tips
  • Memory and Study Tips for Students
  • Understanding Your Learning Style
  • Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
  • Learning to Communicate using MS Word

* Reading, Writing and Math Assessments with Independent Study learning options are also available dependent on individual needs.

 

Computer & Internet Basics (Live Class)

This course will introduce you to the basic parts and features of a computer.  You will explore how to change background images, arrange icons, adjust the screen saver and create shortcuts on a Windows desktop.  You will learn common vocabulary, basic Internet search tools and helpful keyboard shortcuts.  A brief introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be covered.
 

Computing for College and Careers

These courses are for learners who already have a basic understanding of internet and email. Learners will need good reading skills to benefit from the lessons. They are great for adults who want to increase their digital skills for employment, education or personal knowledge. Topics include

  • Using the Internet
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Working with Software
  • Building documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Social Media

 

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Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

This course offers helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. It explains conflict and how different people deal with conflict in their lives. It explains the 4 P’s of Conflict Resolution: Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.

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Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

This course explores basic computer functions, explains how to save and organize computer files and gives tips for keeping your files safe. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are given. Learners explore the difference between uploading, downloading, attaching files and using the cloud. Learn about Google Docs and how to create and share files on a new Google account. Learners will create a Google account in this course if they don't have one.

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Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how you create one. You will explore the different reasons we communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course!

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Creative Writing: Telling Your Story

Sometimes we forget that writing can be a joy. Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be! You’ll gather useful tips on how to make your personal stories and journal entries more interesting and readable. You’ll also learn how to create a character, how to plan a fictional story, and how to structure your story to entice your reader. Clear lessons and printable worksheets will help you brush up on word choice, sentence structure, sentence variation and punctuation.

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Credit or PLAR - Science Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of Science to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 Science PLAR assessment.  *NOTE – Level of curriculum assigned will be based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit or PLAR – English Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading and writing skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 English PLAR assessment.

 

Credit or PLAR – Math Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 Math PLAR assessment.  

 

Customer Service Essentials

This course looks at the definition of customer service and the most common jobs that require good customer service skills. Topics include: workplace expectations, communication skills, being prepared for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure that customers have a good service experience.

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Employability and Professional Skills

Learn how to develop communication and leadership skills. You will understand how to apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to resolve a conflict and how to combat stressful situations at work.

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Employment - How to Write a Resume (Live Class)

With a little extra effort, you can create a great resume! This class will explain what to include in your resume. You will learn about three different resume styles and receive a few resume writing tips to ensure you get that job!

 

Employment Readiness Series (Bundle)

A grouping of LearningHUB courses that will help you brush up on soft skills that are valued by employers and practical job search techniques.  Courses include: Ready, Set, Go!, Career Decision Making, How to Shine on the Job and Job Search Toolkit. *Complete all four courses to receive a certificate of participation.

Everyday Life - Healthy Eating

This course explores the skills needed to make healthy food choices and plan a balanced diet. It uses authentic everyday documents, like Canada’s Food Guide, sales flyers, coupons, food labels and store shelf labels. The course covers how to compare unit price and nutrient facts so we can make the right decision for the best value and healthiest choice. Units of measurement for volume are taught both in the Customary and Metric measurement systems. Learners are introduced to the floor plan of a grocery store and taught how to make lists to prepare to shop, building thinking and time management skills to make shopping trips more enjoyable.

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Exploring Apprenticeship

This course was created for learners who would like to explore the options available to them through apprenticeship, and features content developed by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC). This course allows learners to:

  1. Get an overview of Apprenticeship, including the individual trades and trade sectors.
  2. Investigate specific trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Services sectors.
  3. Understand the credentials available through apprenticeship and prepare for the tests they may encounter during the credentialing phase.

 

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

This course covers the role and attributes of an entrepreneur, marketing and its components, the selling process, and operations management.   You’ll look at how entrepreneurs must study economics to ensure their business survives.  You’ll determine the importance of a business plan, list the steps for creating a business plan, and compare business plans from various sources.

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Feeding a Family

A lot of skills are need to make healthy, affordable meals for yourself and family! If you are looking for some help or inspiration, this course is for you. You will learn about budgeting and shopping for groceries to get the most value for your money. Other topics include meal planning, working in the kitchen, and cooking with your family's health in mind. This course includes a variety of delicious, easy-to-make recipes that use simple, inexpensive ingredients. You will also complete a math activity each week that will help you when shopping and cooking.

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GED - Introduction to GED Science (Live Class)

The GED Science Test examines your ability to understand and interpret science information from text, diagrams, charts and graphs. Take this class to learn more and work through sample questions with an instructor. Questions involve all areas – Life Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science.

 

GED - Introduction to GED Social Studies (Live Class)

The GED Social Studies Test examines your ability to understand and interpret informational text, diagrams, charts and maps. Take this class to learn more and work through sample questions with an instructor. Questions involve all areas – Canadian History, World History, Civics and Government, Economics and Geography.

 

GED Prep - All Subjects

The GED Test consists of five subject areas – Math, Language Arts Reading, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts Writing.

Register for this curriculum if you would like to upgrade in all subject areas in preparation for writing the GED Test in its entirety. A full library of GED Prep Courses related to the five subject areas can be assigned.

 

GED Prep - Reading

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Reading Test.

 

GED Prep - Social Studies

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of geography and history to get ready to write the GED Social Studies Test.

 

GED Prep - Test

Register for the GED Pre-Test if you would like to take a GED Practice Test to determine which subject areas you need to upgrade your skills in, prior to applying to write the official GED Test.

GED Prep - Writing

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your writing skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Writing Test.

 

GED Prep - Writing a GED Essay (Live Class)

Get ready to write your GED Essay. Learn how to read the essay question and plan your response. We will teach you strategies for organizing your essay into paragraphs and will explain how your essay will be marked. Ace the essay with this class!

 

GED Prep – Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills in preparation for writing the GED Math Test.

 

GED Prep – Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of all Science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

 

Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! If this sounds familiar, this goal-setting course is for you. In this course, you will think about your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Then you’ll have the chance to set a goal and form a plan of action to pursue that goal. This course is full of useful tips on making choices, researching options, and weathering the ups and downs of your journey. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work.

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Government and You (Live Class)

Navigating your way through the three levels of government in Canada can be a confusing process. Government and You is a course that demystifies the roles and responsibilities of the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government and identifies the politicians who represent you at each level. This course also goes over the various rights and responsibilities every Canadian shares. This information can be helpful if you’re preparing for your citizenship course, preparing to write the GED test, preparing for a high school credit course in civics or just looking for ways to become a more active citizen in your community. 
 

Hiring Tests: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

This course will help you feel more confident when preparing to take a hiring test for employment. By the end of the course you will know more about why employers use hiring tests, you will have tips to relieve your own test writing anxiety and you will know what kinds of questions you might find on a hiring test.

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How to Shine on the Job

Positive work ethics, teamwork, conflict resolution, effective speaking and listening, and customer service skills are required in the workplace.  Take this course to learn job maintenance skills for a successful career. 

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How to Write a Cover Letter (Live Class)

A cover letter gives you an chance to introduce yourself to an employer and encourage them to read on! This class will explain the different parts of a cover letter and information to include in each part to help you get an employer's interest.

 

Improving Your Job Skills

This course explains the basic skills needed in every job. You will look at personal skills like time management and being responsible. You will practise reading, writing and listening to improve your communication skills. You will learn how to gather and manage the information that you need on the job. You will also explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions.

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Job Search Toolkit

Informational interviews help you identify your strengths and weaknesses during your job search.  Learn how to research the job market and become familiar with the components of a job search portfolio.  This course will help you compare careers by looking at educational and skill requirements, salaries, and lifestyle factors. 

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Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Everyone learns differently and some people face challenges because of learning disabilities. This course introduces students to common learning disabilities and gives useful learning strategies. In each unit you will learn how to: recognize specific disabilities, use recommended learning strategies, overcome academic challenges, use accommodations and use adaptive technology.

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Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2007 is required.

 

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. In this course you will be introduced to the basic features and functions of Excel, including entering and formatting data in cells, using math formulas and creating simple tables and charts. You can read the lesson instructions from printable documents or you can watch the video tutorials.

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Learning to Communicate using MS Word 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2007 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Learning to Communicate with MS Word 2010

This courses introduces you to the basic functions of Microsoft Word. You will find out how to create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. You will learn about alignment, indenting, headers, footers, bulleted and numbered lists and tables. In each unit you will complete an activity to show your understanding. You will learn by watching video tutorials.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 1

Healthy self-esteem is something that we work on over our lifetime. This course will help you develop ways to improve your self-esteem and maintain it through times of stress. Participation in online activities and discussions will help you practice new life skills. You will learn useful tips and strategies for success in life and work.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part course on self-esteem. The first part introduced you to self-esteem basics. The second part of the course teaches about issues you might face and how to keep your self-esteem raised when times are hard, especially when at work! You will learn about increasing your resiliency on and off the job.

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Manage College: College Readiness Tips

This course helps students prepare for college and high school credit courses. Often students move on from work, upgrading or high school without knowing what skills they will need to succeed in college. With this course, students will learn tips and strategies to build their confidence with time management, organization, studying and overcoming obstacles.

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Managing Computer Files (Live Class)

Do you have trouble finding files after you save them to your computer? Take this course to learn some tips for naming and managing your files, creating folders and renaming and deleting files. This course will also explore the difference between uploading, downloading and attaching files. You should have a general understanding of basic computer functions to participate in this class. 

 

Managing Your Money

This course introduces learners to the idea of budgeting. Learners will find out how budgeting can help them achieve long-term security and still have money available for fun! This course covers understanding and using decimals, budget vocabulary, creating a budget and setting financial goals.

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Math - Budgeting Basics (Live Class)

What is a budget and how can creating one help you? This class focuses on the importance of budgeting. We will look at how to find your monthly income, list and balance your expenses and set simple financial goals. We will create a sample budget and look at some easy to use online budgeting calculators.

NOTE: Students should be able to add and subtract before taking this class.

 

Medical Terminology

Learn about the basic components of medical terms. You will familiarize yourself with various abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in health care. You will learn about the human body's planes and cavities. Terms used to describe the position of structures and parts of the human body will be discussed.

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Memory and Study Tips for Students

When you are working or at school, you need to know how to remember information you learn. This course helps students develop the memory and studying skills they need to succeed. You will learn how information is transferred from short term memory to long term memory and then used to recall information.

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Nutritional Science

Discover how the Canada Food Guide can be used to determine appropriate servings and to make healthy choices. Learn to interpret food labels and advertisements to decide which product is a healthier choice to plan a healthy meal for yourself or your family.

 

On the Job Report Writing

This course will help you learn how to write reports for the workplace. You will learn to gather the information you need and put information in a report format so that your readers can easily find what they need. You will also learn the parts you need to include in a report from beginning to end. Information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps will be explained. You will then see what a finished report looks like.

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Personal Growth (Bundle)

Register for the Personal Growth Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help support you in the achievement of your goals. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

Goal Setting - Ponder your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work. Maintaining Healthy Self Esteem - Healthy self-esteem is something we all work on over our lifetime. In this course you will develop methods for increasing your self-esteem and maintaining it through times of stress. Learn tips on keeping your self-esteem intact while navigating the sometimes rough waters of life, on and off the job!

Self Exploration – My Dream Career - Understand the difference between a job and a career, identify current skills and knowledge, learn about barriers to employment and identify a dream career. Self Exploration – My Role Models - Explore the qualities of a good role model, your own personal qualities and what you want to work on to be a good role model.

Self Exploration – How I Communicate in Different Places - Understand how different generations communicate and the key factors in effective communication. Feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting and begin to understand how to improve your communication skills.

Self Exploration – Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use - Learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect yourself online and the use of digital devices and media in your life. Creative Writing—Telling your Story - Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be!

 

PLAR Preparation Bundle

A grouping of LearningHUB material to help you supplement classroom activities to prepare for the Workplace or College level Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Assessments.  Upgrading material is currently available for English, Math and Science.

 

 

Preparing for a Job Interview (Live Class)

A job interview is one of the most important steps in the hiring process and may decide whether or not you get the job!  This class outlines the steps in a job interview process and will teach you everything you need to know in order to have a successful interview. Information about what to do before, during and after a job interview will be discussed. 

 

Progressive Spelling 1 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers short and long vowel spelling patterns using bigger words. Learn about double consonants + “le”; and about doubling final consonants before adding “ing” or “ed”. Learn the one consonant + “le” rule. Learn about some common consonant blends: wh, th, sh, ph, ch, and sometimes gh (silent). Learn how to use a thesaurus to help you expand your vocabulary. 

 

Progressive Spelling 2 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers more consonant blends at the beginning of words: bl, pl, cl, thr, spr, spl, cr, pr. It also covers consonant blends at the end of words: sk, ck, ll, nk, lk. Learn how to combine vowels together to make long vowel sounds in words. We'll end by reviewing some difficult words to spell.

 

Reading Comprehension (Live Class)

You read but don't understand. You read but can't keep the information in your head. Sound familiar? Take this course if you think reading comprehension is painful and confusing. Together, we will identify what kind of a reader you are and discover techniques to warm up your brain before starting to read. We'll also create your own special toolbox to help make reading fun and enjoyable!
 

 

Reading Strategies

This curriculum will teach you strategies to understand written text in messages, letters, stories and reports, and in graphical data (pie charts, tables, graphs, etc.)

 

Reading to Understand the Ontario Driver's G1 Knowledge Test

The first step to becoming a licensed driver in Ontario is passing the Written (Knowledge) Test. Do you have the reading skills to do well on the test? This course will help you prepare for the kinds of questions you might see. You will examine how to read the questions in order to answer them correctly. You will learn how to identify traffic signs and interpret diagrams. You will also learn about seatbelts, traffic signs, speed limits, meeting a school bus, the Demerit Point System, passing other vehicles and rules of the road.

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Ready for College Reading

Curriculum in this course is at a higher level, and prepares learners for college by helping them:

  • Read, evaluate and extract information from longer texts about college reading requirements, note taking and test preparation.
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on developing a college vocabulary, and using vocabulary to derive meaning from context, etc….
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on using prior knowledge as a strategy for understanding stories
  • Gain understanding on how to find main ideas in stories and expository text, and read for understanding.

 

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Ready, Set, Go!

Soft skills such as self esteem, mannerism, behaviours, sociability and honesty are valued by employers.  Take this course to learn how to promote a positive and safe work environment and the importance of communication and technology skills in the workplace.  

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Retail and Customer Service Skills (Bundle)

Register for this curriculum if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help you build retail and customer service skills. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

  • Customer Service Essentials - Learn about workplace expectations, communication skills, preparing for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure customers have a good service experience.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies - Explore helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. Learn how different people deal with conflict in their lives and the 4 P's of Conflict Resolution; Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.
  • Improving Your Job Skills - Learn the basic skills needed for any job and how to gather and manage the information needed on the job. Explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions. You will pick up valuable tips on working with others, sharing ideas, and reducing conflict.
  • On the Job Report Writing - Learn how to write reports for the workplace and gather the information you need so that your readers can find the information they require easily. This course will cover the steps to follow in writing a report and understanding why people write them. You will learn about information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps.
  • Assorted computer upgrading courses - Learn basic computer functions, using email in the workplace, best practices for surfing the internet or how to use Microsoft Office software.

 

 

Safe Food Handling

This course introduces the principles of food safety and describes cross-contamination and food allergies. You will learn procedures for storing, prepping, cooking, cooling and reheating foods. You will learn the correct use of gloves and other hygiene practices. You will learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. This course also focuses on how to implement time and temperature control to prevent food contamination at various stages in the flow of food handling.

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Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

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Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on.

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Self Exploration: My Dream Career

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand the difference between a job and a career, identify your current skills and knowledge, understand barriers to employment and know more about your dream career.

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Self Exploration: My Role Models

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will think about the qualities of a good role model. You will examine role models and mentors you have or may have had. Think about your local role models and those in the media. Explore the qualities you have and those you can work on to become a good role model.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know quite a bit about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job listings. But you might not be as familiar with the latest online tools to enhance your job search! In this course you will learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help with your employment search. Each unit has an interactive activity to guide you through creating a sample account using the basic features.

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Spelling Made Simple 1 (Live Class)

This beginner course gets you ready to spell.  We will review the alphabet and talk about consonants, double consonants, syllables, short vowel sounds, and short vowel spelling patterns. Learn the 1+1+1 spelling rule.  You will also start a spelling journal.

 

Spelling Made Simple 2 (Live Class)

This beginner course gives you more spelling basics. Learn about long vowel sounds, long vowel spelling patterns, the silent “e” at the end of a word and about vowel blends like EE, EA, AI, OA, OO. Learn about different ways to spell the “K” sound and ways to spell words ending in “C” and “Y” and “O”. Build your vocabulary by learning more about word families. 

 

Steps to Success

This is a great course for learners who are new to the LearningHUB or online learning! In this course, we give you strategies and tips to set you up for success! You will identify your learning style and discover some ways to take advantage of your learning preferences. You will be introduced to memory and study tips as well as strategies for managing your time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your progress. You will learn to identify your learning challenges and how to come up with solutions when faced with an obstacle.

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Understanding and Using Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to work independently to improve your understanding of one or more of the following math topics:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratios
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Data Skills

 

 

Understanding Your Learning Styles

We all learn in different ways and understanding our own strengths helps us succeed. This course helps students understand their own personal learning styles. Students will investigate visual, auditory, and kinesthetic ways of learning and they will develop ways to use their preferred learning style more effectively.

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Using Email in the Workplace (Live Class)

Take your basic e-mail skills to the next level! This class teaches about e-mail accounts and their basic features. You will learn how to create effective e-mails and begin to understand how others interpret your messages. Discover how you can maximize your time when using e-mail and learn the "dos" and "don'ts" of using e-mail in the workplace.

 

Voting in the Federal Election (Live Class)

Voting is one of the greatest rights and responsibilities of an adult living in a democratic country. But, it can also be a bit confusing. If you'd like to improve your civic literacy and learn how to vote in the October 21 federal election, join us for our live class! Learn what to expect at the polling station, where to find information about your candidate when you're making your decision and why it's so important to exercise your democratic right to vote. 

 

 

Workplace Communication (Live Class)

Communicating at work is challenging.  Everyone has a different personality and communication style.  If you want to succeed at work, you need to communicate and listen well. Take this class to learn how to improve your listening skills, how to handle difficult people at work, how your body language affects others and how communication styles and rules change in our digital world. We will also discuss how workplace harassment and violence are against Ontario law.

OALCF Levels: A1.1-2, A2.1-2, A3, B1.1-2, D.1, F

Workplace Expectations (Live Class)

Are you looking for work or starting a new job? Are you nervous about making a good impression? You are not alone! The workplace can be confusing with so many rules to follow.  Take this class to learn what employers expect from you. You will learn how to prepare for your first day and get tips to use when faced with a challenge. We will explain the skills employers look for and talk about your rights as an employee when it comes to your pay, breaks and safety.   

 

Writing an Essay

In this course, you will learn to identify parts of a 5-paragraph essay. You will learn to read writing prompt instructions and understand how to answer them. You will get hands-on writing experience using strategies like brainstorming, drafting rough copies, revising and editing to create an essay with a thesis statement, introduction, body and concluding paragraphs.

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Writing in the Workplace

In these courses, learners are introduced to the idea of business writing, and how this style differs from academic and personal writing.  Learners will identify the purpose and audience of a business message and learn strategies for creating memos, emails, letters and reports as well as social media and blog posts.

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Writing Research Papers

In this course, you’ll develop your research skills by evaluating sources for credibility and bias, developing a research plan, and writing a research paper. Synthesizing information and correctly citing research sources will be an important aspect of your research process.

Writing Strategies

This curriculum will help you improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as your paragraph and essay writing skills.