Achieves GED – Extra Support While Achieving Your GED

     
This class is similar to the GED Plus class, however, it differs in three ways:

First, it has a more relaxed classroom atmosphere.

Second, this National and Provincial award winning program takes into consideration the barriers that you, as a student, may be dealing with while studying for your GED. Whether it’s emotional stress, substance abuse or life stress, this program will support and motivate you in your decisions.

Finally, it offers the following additional courses to help you transition to work: Pre Employment Skills, Workplace Support and a special class called Your Recovery Journey. See below for all the courses offered in Achieves GED Program and what students are saying about it.

Prerequisites
An intake assessment interview will be administered to determine level.

Location
This class is located at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 67 King Street, Chatham, Miramichi and optional courses at 130 Duke Street, Chatham, Miramichi.

Partners

  • Department of Social Development
  • Addiction and Mental Health Services
  • Miramichi Adult Learning Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • Miramichi Senior Citizens Home
  • Post Secondary Education, Training & Labour
Dates and Times
This program is offered September to the end of May. You can enroll anytime in the school year.

Career Counseling
Employment counselors are available to assist you at:

Tuition
All of our courses are free of charge.


Additional Courses

ACHIEVES Transition-to-Work
40 hours (1 day a week/8 weeks)

The ACHIEVES Coordinator facilitates building self-esteem and skills to navigate life and gain meaningful employment. It includes transferable skills, cover letters, resumes, job search, career exploration, preparing for the interview and networking.

The ACHIEVES program also covers: goal setting, first impressions, positive attitudes, stress

management, self-esteem, assertiveness,  RED theory (rest exercise & diet), and volunteering amongst other things. The ACHIEVES coordinator will arrange First Aid, CPR, Safety and WHMIS training. For more information  please contact 622-7330 or email achieves@nb.aibn.com.


Your Recovery Journey
10 hours (2 hours a week for 5 weeks)

An interactive approach to understanding and transitioning to living a full life after undergoing a trauma. This program provides the tools necessary for a smooth transition into everyday life.

Many people who have completed this program have reaped the benefits and are now enjoying a full life.


Workplace Supports
6 hours per week for 12 weeks

ACHIEVES, in partnership with Community Adult Learning Services, Work Place Essential Skills Team, offers a support program to learners who have completed the Achieves Program and are still

looking to enter the workplace. Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Financial Literacy
10 – 15 hours

The goal of this program is to educate you to make informed decisions about your money and the financial resources available to you. We offer this program in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), which is the first of its kind in the country.

It is the only Canadian Centre that delivers easy to use money management training to those groups who require it. Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Digital Literacy (Computer Basics)
30 hours (3hours per week for 10 weeks)

The program’s goal is to ensure that you have an opportunity to improve the skills you need to access, use and understand digital literacy (computers and other technology) in order to

participate fully in an increasingly digital society. Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Safety Start Program
(Two days – 14 hours)

The Safety Start Program is a two day health and safety training program, offered by the Department of Public Safety, Safety Services Division that gives participants 14 hours of training in Occupation Health and Safety and First Aid,

including CPR. It is offered at no cost to the participants who qualify. Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Essential Skills

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick has prepared a workshop on essential skills focusing on Oral Communication, Working with Others, Thinking Skills and Lifelong Learning.

Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Tutoring One-To-One

Do you need extra help with your reading, writing or math skills? The Miramichi Literacy Council can help by offering one-to-one tutoring assistance

either in the class or privately. Once enrolled in the Achieves program, check with your teacher if you need help.


Testimonials:

“The ACHIEVES program gave me the confidence, boost and encouragement I needed to get out in the workforce. I am happy to say I have been employed with the same employer for over 3 1/2  years. I also graduated from the Personal Support Worker course” P.H.

“ACHIEVES has given me the tools and support I needed to move forward with my life at a pace that worked for me. I have now been employed with the same employer for over 3 years” T.H.