The GED certificate is widely accepted as high school equivalency.
We accept adults over 18 years of age into this program who want to pass the GED exam. You are free to work at your own pace. Attend classes full-time, or part-time until you are ready to write the exam.
The GED covers 5 major subjects:
Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing.
The in-class GED program has an ongoing intake, so you can start when it suits you. The program offers a variety of services: literacy, upgrading, pre-GED, and GED prep. Schedules for learners are flexible to accommodate full or part time attendance. There is a common assessment of learners so that learners can start at their own skill level and work at their own pace. Training is free and class size is small to allow for one-on-one instruction.
Literacy, Upgrading and pre-GED
Students can upgrade their reading, writing and math skills in all grade levels. This upgrading can be designed to meet a particular need of a learner with respect to job or educational requirements. For example, a learner may need to upgrade his or her math skills in order to be considered for a particular job.
GED preparation is offered at all Adult Learning Centres. GED stands for General Educational Development. GED tests are a group of five subject tests which (when passed) certifies that the taker has high school academic equivalency. The GED is usually accepted for jobs that require a high school diploma.
This program is free to adults over the age of 18.
Digital Literacy means basic computer skills. In an effort to improve the digital literacy of citizens of New Brunswick, WVALA is offering basic digital literacy
training to adults over the age of 18. This is being offered through a mobile service - we come to you. A digital literacy facilitator will bring up-to-date laptop computers to a public facility
(i.e. local library, etc) and hold small classes (up to 8 learners). We have both Microsoft Windows computers and Apple Mac computers available for learners to use. Our windows computers have both
the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Operating system and our Macintosh Computers are OS-X. Our classes are usually 3 hours a week for 10 weeks, however this can change depending on needs.
Included in the curriculum are the following modules:
Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live. This course introduces the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
The Internet and the World Wide Web
The Internet can connect the learner to people, information, and resources around the world. This course shows how to connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use search engines, and how a search engine works. The course also provides guidelines for determining whether the resources you find are reliable.
With the Internet, communication has dramatically changed. This course explains the benefits of an email account and demonstrates how to use an Internet email account.
There are hundreds of software applications available today. This course explores the most common productivity software applications used in business, in education, and at home. The course teaches how to select the right software for various projects. The user will become familiar with the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
Computer Security and Privacy
It's easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if you know how. This course will help improve confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so users can understand and prevent them. The course also explains ethical and legal concerns with information exchange
From cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This course introduces new digital technologies, including digital devices such as tablets and cell phones, digital audio and video, and digital photography. It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.
Western Valley Adult Learning Association, Inc.
571 Route 190
Phone: 1-844-34 WVALA
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Western Valley Adult Learning Association Inc. (WVALA)
Working with community partners to provide learning opportunities for adults to upgrade their academic workplace skills.
Theresa Thomas - President
Francine St.Amand - Vice President
Charlotte Moorcraft - Treasurer
Margaret Johnson - Secretary
Diana Wasson - Director
Ann Bunker - Director
Robin Stanley - Director
Kelly DesRoches - Director
Dawn Spilman - Associate Member
Kelcy Kuhn - Associate Member