Community Education Resources
Chatham Kent has so much to offer its citizens when it comes to education. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current skills or to learn some new ones that will help you at work or in your personal life, you can find something to fill your need in Chatham Kent.
Adult Language and Learning has been a valuable asset to the Chatham-Kent community since 1984, and the immigrants of the area since 1987. Adult Language and Learning works closely with newcomers to our area, supporting them with English as a Second Language training. They also help students improve their literacy for education, work and independence goals.
The Lambton Kent District School Board is responsible for supporting the youth of our area in their goal to achieve their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. On their site you can find information about the schools in our area, administration, PA days, and much more.
The Adult and Continuing Education Program is for adults who are working on upgrading or finishing their grade 12 diploma. The main office is located at 35 Creek Road in Chatham, with satellite services in Ridgetown, Wallaceburg, Blenheim, Tilbury, and Dresden.
St. Clair College, Thames Campus offers the citizens of Chatham Kent and surrounding areas access to a vast array of college courses, offering full time, part time and continuing education programs in business, health sciences, green technology, and hospitality, among others.
The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus is well known throughout the province for their impressive Vet Technician and Agricultural courses. Located in Ridgetown, Ontario, students get to experience a quality post-secondary education with a small hometown feel.
The Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities web site offers detailed information about what is required to pursue an apprenticeship.
Contact North | Contact Nord (formerly “elearnnetwork.ca") offers remote access to many of Ontario's Northern most colleges programs as well as other non-credit continuing education courses . Through Contact North, learners have the opportunity to participate in live webinar lectures as well as self-directed learning. Many courses are offered free of charge, or at a very nominal price.
If you have been laid off or are looking to change careers, Second Career may be just want you are looking for. Second Career is an Employment Ontario program that could help you go back to school to retrain for your new career.
For many students, The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is the most viable way to fund their post-secondary education. Find out more about OSAP and how it can help you!