Adult Education provides essential, equitable access to many learners: school-aged learners for whom regular K-12 wasn’t a good fit; adults looking to graduate high school or upgrade skills for post-secondary; and English Language Learners and others who face barriers to more traditional education.
At OneCity, we believe students of any age, wanting to be at school, should be able to attend classes and work towards upgrading and graduating from the the public system.
Due to unsustainable funding, many programs have been cut or reduced dramatically. At OneCity, we believe that improvements to this important service are necessary to help the most vulnerable learners in our city.
OneCity’s Plan to Improve Access to Adult Education:
- Advocate for more funding from the Provincial Government to bring funding level equal to K-12 students. In Adult Education, teachers are dealing with complex students learning the same curriculum, but with less money.
- Re-open Main Street Adult Education Centre at Gladstone Secondary School and the Gathering Place, each with 2.5 full time teachers, as a start. Provide foundation courses for adult students to meet demand at these locations.