GED Plus – For First Nation Students

     

The goal of this partnership program is to support the emotional and spiritual wellness of First Nation students while obtaining a GED High School Equivalency. We have created a community of support among agencies to help you reach your goal.

This program is similar to GED Plus however it differs in that it is located within First Nation communities and  it supports your culture through attending various Aboriginal events, and engaging in class discussions. After completing our curriculum, you will be prepared to write the GED exam, a basic prerequisite for further education and/or employment.

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

Location
Eel Ground and Esgenopetitj

Dates and Times
This program is offered from September to the end of May. You can enroll anytime during the school year.

Career Counseling
Employment counselors are available to assist you at:

Tuition
All of our courses are free of charge.


Optional Courses

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 GED Plus for First Nations Students 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 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  GED Plus for First Nations Students 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 GED Plus for First Nations Students program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Essential Skills
(number of hours TBA)

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 GED Plus for First Nations Students program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Cultural Experience

 

We support the emotional and spiritual wellness of aboriginal students in a number of ways, including class discussions and student projects. In the past, the students have also hosted and attended

various cultural events and other activities, 


Testimonials:

“After going back to school and getting my GED as a senior, I am an inspiration to my grandkids.”  R.W.

“I always felt there was something missing in my life and I didn’t feel good about myself for not having my GED. Now I feel complete.” J.A.