Education

Post-Secondary Education

Where can you attend post-secondary in Corner Brook?

There are three options:

1) Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Contact information:
Student Recruitment
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
1 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9
Tel: 709-637-6269 or toll-free: 1-888-637-6269
Fax: 709-637-6250
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Click here to find out more about their programs: www.swgc.mun.ca

2) College of the North Atlantic

Contact information:
College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook Campus
141 O’Connell Drive
PO Box 822
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5M8
Tel: (709) 637-8530
Fax: (709) 634-2126

Click here to find out more about their programs: www.cna.nl.ca

3) Academy Canada

Contact Information:
2 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4
Tel: (709) 637-2100
Fax: (709) 637-2123

Click here to find out more about their programs: www.academycanada.com

Have you heard you can get sponsored to go to post-secondary?

It’s true! To get started on your application for a Skills Development Employment Benefits (SDEB), contact Youth Employment Services at 639-1812. They will get you started on the process of getting your education. To apply for SDEB, you must be E.I. eligible. Who is E.I. Eligible? Anyone who has drawn E.I. in the last 3 years; or if it was a maternity claim, within the last 5 years.

The first step will be to attend a general information session which is held every Tuesday at 2:00pm. You must pre-book your seat for the session. At the information session, you will receive an application form and occupational research form which you will take home to complete. Once completed, you set up an appointment with one of the career coaches at Youth Employment Services. They will then assess your eligibility for funding. You will then meet with a Client Services Officer at the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.

 


Adult Basic Education

If you didn’t finish high school, it’s not too late to get your education! You can get the education you need to go on to post-secondary : )

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a provincial program for adult learners and is made up of three levels:

  • Level I refers to basic literacy and roughly equates to K-6;
  • Level II is considered equivalent to grades 7-9;
  • Level III corresponds to grades 10-12 and requires the completion of a minimum of 36 credits in order to graduate. The new ABE Level III program currently consists of three profiles that lead students to post-secondary study options. (A fourth profile is presently being developed and will be implemented at a later date.) A student may choose to graduate under the Degree and Technical Profile, the Business-Related College Profile or the General College Profile. Graduation from any profile requires a minimum of 36 credits.
    • What are these Profiles?
    • Degree and Technical Profile: This is an academic profile in which core courses are directly equivalent to corresponding courses in the high school system. It is designed for ABE students who intend to go on to university or other post-secondary programs that require an equivalent level of secondary education (for example, Engineering Technology, Natural Resources, and Health Sciences programs).
    • Business-Related College Profile: This is an academic profile in which many of the core courses are directly equivalent to corresponding academic courses in the high school system. It is designed for ABE students who intend to go on to business-related college programs (for example, Business Administration, Business Management, and Information Technology programs).
    • General College Profile: This is a profile in which many of the core courses are equivalent to corresponding general courses in the high school system. It is designed for ABE students who intend to go on to post-secondary programs that require a high school graduation certification (for example, Office Administration, Industrial Trades, and some Applied Arts programs). Certain options for courses in this profile have been designed specifically for preparation for Trades programs.

Descriptions of these profiles was cited from College of the North Atlantic’s website: www.cna.nl.ca

Here are the places you can take ABE Level I in Corner Brook:

Dunfield Park Community Centre
PO Box 544
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E6
Tel: (709) 634-4077
Fax: (709) 634-5377
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Website: www.dunfieldpark.com

The Learning Centre @ The Employment Preparation Centre
PO Box 961
10 Main Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J3
Tel: (709) 639-1966
Fax: (709) 639-1164
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Here are the places you can take ABE Level II & III in Corner Brook:

Academy Canada
2 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4
Tel: (709) 637-2100
Fax: (709) 637-2123
Website: www.academycanada.com

College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook Campus
141 O’Connell Drive
PO Box 822
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5M8
Tel: (709) 637-8530
Fax: (709) 634-2126
Website: www.cna.nl.ca


General Education Development (GED)

If you didn’t finish high school, it’s not too late to get your high school diploma!

These tests are designed to measure the general knowledge, ideas and thinking skills normally acquired through three years of high school. Many acquire knowledge and skills through work experience, reading and informal training. The GED tests cannot be taken online. They are written over 2 days. You are able to take the GED tests if you:

  • are at least 19 years of age or older
  • are not currently enrolled in a high school program
  • have not already graduated from high school
  • are a Newfoundland and Labrador resident of not less than six months


Adult Basic Education (ABE) vs. General Education Development (GED)

You may be wondering what the difference between ABE and GED. In brief, the ABE program is an in-class program and is made up of three levels corresponding to the K-12 system. Level III roughly corresponds to senior high school.

More information is available at: http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/adultlearning/abe.html

The GED is a test that an individual takes made up of six parts written over a two-day period. There is no preparatory course or program involved. More information on that is available at:

http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/adultlearning/ged.html


Scholarships

There are many, many awesome scholarships out there that you can take advantage of to help you pay for school!!!

Here are some sites that can help you:

Scholarships Canada helps students find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. Students can search for scholarships by name, school, field of study and scholarship provider. You can create an account on their site which allows you to view full scholarship profiles and application details. It also gives you the benefit of creating saved scholarship searches based on your profile information. Here is the link: http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/index.asp

Newfoundland Scholarship and Career Handbook is designed for High School students that are thinking about entering university, college, or technical school. It includes hundreds of scholarships and lots of tips on how to find and apply for scholarships. Check them out at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newfoundlandbook.php

Corner Brook Regional High School is another great resource as well. They have a powerpoint CBRH Scholarship Power Point Presentation that you can download and provides great tips for applying for scholarships. Click here: http://www.cbhs.k12.nf.ca/guidance/scholarship.htm

 


Student Loans

Are you thinking about going to post-secondary school and wondering where are you going to get the money to pay for it? Check out CanLearn at www.canlearn.ca. This site is very useful is so many ways! There is a section that explains student loans and how to apply. There are also useful links such as a Student Financial Assistance Estimator and the Cost of Post Secondary Education.

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