Education and Training

The following is a list of organizations and schools located in Guelph and Wellington County.



 Action Read Community Literacy Centre

Action Read

The Action Read Community Literacy Centre offers adults help with reading, writing, math, General Education Development (GED) preparation, upgrading and computers


8 Cork Street East,

Guelph, ON Canada N1H 2W8


Visit Action Read


 The Wellington Centre for Continuing Education
Continuing Education

The Wellington Centre for Continuing Education offers the following learning opportunities:


  • Credit Courses
  • Computer Training
  • English as a Second Language
  • Interest and Leisure Courses
  • Night School
  • Skills Upgrading Programmes


1428 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON N1L 1C8

T 519. 836.7280

Visit Continuing Education

 Conestoga College


The Guelph Campus of Conestoga College offers the following Full and Part-Time courses:


  • Motive power trades (automotive, truck and coach, heavy equipment, recreational vehicles and motorcycles)
  • Business-oriented programmes (business foundations, general business and office administration)
  • Academic Upgrading and Career-Focused programmes


460 Speedvale Ave West, Guelph, ON N1H 0A8

T 519.824.9390

Visit Conestoga College

 St. George's Centre

St. George's

St.George's Centre for Adult English as a Second language offers the following learning opportunities:


  • Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) Classes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
  • Conversation Classes
  • Writing Classes


21 King Street, Guelph, ON N1E 4P5

T 519.766.9551

Visit St. George's Centre


 Wellington County
The North Wellington Centre for Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The North Wellington Centre for Continuing Education (Serving  Arthur, Fergus, Drayton, Mount Forest, Elora, and Minto) offers the following learning opportunities:


  • Adult Correspondence Courses
  • Interest and Leisure Courses
  • Computer Training
  • Skills Upgrading Programmes


405B Sligo Rd. E., Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L2

T 519.323.4840

Visit Continuing Education
 The Wellington County Learning Centre

Wellington County Learning CentreThe Wellington County Learning Centre promotes a learner centred approach to literacy upgrading and offers the following assistance to youth and adults:


  • Help with literacy, numeracy, resume development, basic computers and workforce literacy
  • General Education Development (GED) preparation
  • Academic Upgrading Programmes


207 George, Arthur, ON N0G 1A0

T 519.848.3462 or 1.888.368.7889

Visit Learning Centre 

 The following is a list of additional education and training websites.

Apprenticeship Related Websites

Apprentice SearchThe website is designed to help connect apprentices and employers across Ontario and is a free service operated by not-for-profit organizations and community agency partners in Ontario.


Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Canadian Apprenticeship ForumThe Canadian Apprenticeship Forum - Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a non-profit organization that connects Canada's apprenticeship community.

Visit Canadian Apprenticeship Forum

Ellis Chart

ERCThe Ellis Chart is a comparative chart of apprentice training programs across Canada produced by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA).

Visit Ellis Chart


ERCOYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. 

Visit OYAP

Ontario College of Trades

ERCThe Ontario College of Trades (the College) is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.

Visit Ontario College of Trades


Red Seal Program

ERCThe Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. Formally known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, it sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespersons across Canada.

Visit Red Seal

Online Learning

Online Learning Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world's best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

Visit Coursera


 Easy Excel

Easy Excel offers tutorials on how to use Excel. On this website you can find an overview of all chapters. Want to learn much more about Excel? Check out all related examples and features (300 Examples) on the right side of each chapter and become an Excel pro.

Visit Easy Excel


Online Learning The program helps people around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

Visit GCF LearnFree

 Independent Learning Centre

Online Learning ILC has been helping Ontarians since 1926. Learn about who we are and how we are helping Ontarians.

Visit Independent Learning Centre

Khan Academy

Online Learning Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. 

Visit Khan Academy


Online Learning OntarioLearn is a popular choice for people who live in rural and remote areas, who have different learning styles or disabilities, who lead busy lives, working full- or part-time with:

  • Convenient start dates scheduled up to 14 times per year. 
  • Flexible study times-- in your own space, on your own time.
  • Accessible help desk support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 
 Visit OntarioLearn
Application and Financial Support Related Websites

Application and Financial Support Related WebsitesInformation and tools designed to help you save, plan and pay for post-secondary education.

Visit CanLearn

Ontario Colleges

CanLearn: Canada's Education Savings and  Student Financial Aid ResourceThe Ontario College Application Service provides centralized application-to-college services in English and French through its applicant website.

Visit Ontario Colleges

 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

CanLearn: Canada's Education Savings and  Student Financial Aid ResourceHelping you get the education and training you need to build a rewarding career.

Visit Ministry

 Ontario Student Assistance Program

CanLearn: Canada's Education Savings and  Student Financial Aid ResourceGet help paying for college or university when you qualify for OSAP.

Visit OSAP

The Ontario Universities' Application Centre

CanLearn: Canada's Education Savings and  Student Financial Aid ResourceThe Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for admission to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation sciences and teacher education programs at Ontario's universities.

Visit OUAC


CanLearn: Canada's Education Savings and  Student Financial Aid is produced by EDge Interactive. EDge Interactive is a leader in creating and developing student recruitment solutions for the educational community.

Visit SchoolFinder

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