Literacy Council York-Simcoe

Site: Skills Upgrading Centre

Record Details
Alternate Name Computer Training ; Employability Soft Skills ; Employment Readiness Program ; Essential Skills Development Program ; LBS ; Literacy and Basic Skills ; Skills Upgrading Program
Former Name Newmarket Literacy Council
Office Phone 905-853-6279
Fax 905-836-7323
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Primary Contact Crystal Steeves, Community Engagement Coordinator; Email:
Established 1984
Primary Executive Trisha Patrick, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal - Regional Municipality of York ; Provincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - United Way of Greater Toronto
Description (Service) Literacy, basic skills training programs for adults to improve prospects for employment, higher education and life * customized to person's current skill level * one-to-one tutoring, small class instruction or computer-assisted instruction

Literacy and Basic Skills Reading, writing, mathematics, preparing for the GED test or post-secondary education, and gaining skills for employment

Computer Training basic to intermediate computer training * Microsoft Windows * Microsoft Office * Email * Introduction to computers, keyboards, mouse and Internet

Employment soft skills TrainingEffective communication, working with a team, self-management, organizational skills, analytical skills

Mobile Adult Learning Lab (MALL) Mobile computer training lab * available to community agencies whose clients would benefit from convenient way to improve computer skills
Hours Mon and Thu 9 am-5 pm, Tue and Wed 9 am-8:30 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm
Dates Year round * closed Fri in Jul and Aug * phone ahead in bad winter weather
Areas Served Bradford West Gwillimbury ; York Region
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Must have ability to read and converse in English (CLB level 6 minimum), services in English only
Application Call to register
Languages English - Reception, Website, Programs, Publications
Fees None ; Most programs free, depending on eligibility
Site Location Newmarket
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
1100 Gorham St, Ste 15
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Y8
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Intersection Leslie St and Gorham St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ~ Outreach Programs ; Higher Education Bridge Programs


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