Pre-GED – in Partnership with Achieves and Miramichi Literacy Council

     
Do you get job satisfaction working with your hands or helping others, rather than working behind a desk? This program will help you obtain your career goals, by providing the  educational skills that are required. In the Pre-GED program you will learn academic skills and one day a week you will have  the option of taking additional courses to help you reach your career goals. See below for a list of additional courses, employment opportunities and see what people are saying about the course. 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 1756 Water Street, Chatham Miramichi.

 

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 our courses are free of charge.


Courses

Pre- Employment Skills
40 hours (1 day a week/8 weeks)

The ACHIEVES Transition-to-Work Coordinator facilitates building self- esteem and skills to navigate life.   It includes transferable skills, cover letters, resumes, job search, career exploration, preparing for an 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.  The ACHIEVES coordinator will arrange First Aid, CPR, Safety and WHMIS training. Once enrolled in the ACHIEVES program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered as well as its location.


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 now enjoy a full life.


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 (no cost to participants). Once enrolled in the Pre-GED program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered as well as its location.


Digital Literacy
30 hrs (3 hrs 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,

at no cost to participants. Once enrolled in the Pre-GED  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 will give 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 Pre-GED program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered also its location.


Essential Skills
(number of hours TBA)

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick has prepared a workshop to integrate training on essential skills. In this program you can enhance your skills (with a special focus on Oral Communication, Working with Others, Thinking Skills and

Lifelong Learning) within community-based adult literacy programs. Once enrolled in the Pre-GED  program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered as well as its location.


Cooking to Learn
(Continuous intake)

In Cooking to Learn we have integrated reading and writing activities that motivate students to learn basic reading and writing skills with fun step-by-step cooking activities. The easy-to-follow recipes offer life-skills experience as students

prepare food using common inexpensive ingredients. Once enrolled in the Pre-GED program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered as well as its location.


Tutoring One-On-One

Do you need extra help with your reading, writing or math skills? The Miramichi Literacy Council can

help by offering one-on-one tutoring assistance either in the class or privately.


Employment Opportunities

  • Cab Driver
  • Car Cleaner
  • Carpenters Helper
  • Chambermaid
  • Construction Helpers
  • Cook’s Helper
  • Flagging
  • Housecleaner
  • Janitor/Custodian
  • Landscaping Helper
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pet Walker and Pet Sitter
  • Pole Digger
  • Refilling Shelves
  • Roofer
  • Seismic Worker
  • Store Greeter
  • Waitress/Waiter
  • Window Cleaner Assistant
  • Yard Worker

Testimonials:

“I have a greater sense of dignity and meaning. My days are less boring and I have something meaningful to do with my time, I would be kind of empty and depressed without ACHIEVES or volunteer work. I have been volunteering for over five years”. F.G.

“It is a positive experience- helping and preparing you for work and getting a job. ACHIEVES encourages you to get out in the world and be involved plus to have a positive outlook and to stay healthy. Without ACHIEVES I would not be as involved in the ‘job’ world”. C.B.