Providing Support to Adult Training Organizations in Central Ontario

Adult training organizations help adults reach their education and work goals. We make sure that everyone eligible for our free skills training has access. The role of Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) is to support adult training organizations. LOCS ensures the programs in our region have the resources they need to help their participants reach their goals.

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People in our programs gain the skills they need to meet their own individual goals. Some people have a goal of finding a job or advancing in their current position. Some are preparing for further education or an apprenticeship. Our programs are flexible and customized to the goals of each person registered for training.

People in our training programs:

  • Prepare to complete their high school diploma.
  • Complete upgrading before entering a college program.
  • Gain skills in reading, writing and math.
  • Develop key skills needed to find or advance at work, in an apprenticeship or in the skilled trades.
  • Complete programs such as customer service, Point-of-Sale, pre-PSW, computer skills and money management
  • Gain skills such as communication, teamwork, organization and problem solving.

Community Feedback

Working with LOCS has been one of my highlights this year in the adult literacy sector. I was always impressed to see LOCS programs offering mutual help and support to one another.
– Aletheia Délivré

The LOCS Region

There are five counties in the LOCS region and there are eight adult training organizations in 18 different locations throughout the region. This means that there are many options to choose from.

Exploring this LOCS website is a great first step in finding out about the training and services available in your region.

If you are an individual looking for training or you work for a community organization and wish to make a referral, follow the links below to find programs in your county:

For more information, you are also welcome to contact the LOCS Executive Director, Carrie Wakeford, at or visit our contact page

LOCS Programs

Our programs offer adult training and skills development. Training includes in-person (individual and small groups) and online training programs, as well as some ‘work on your own’ options. For more information, contact us, or visit our programs page for details about each organization in your area.


Apprenticeship Article

In the October 2023 edition of the Workforce Development Board (WDB) Community Connections newsletter, there was an article outlining the support our adult training programs offer to people working in the trades. The newsletter also profiled the support we offer employers who hire people in the trades. You can find the article in the October…

Skills to Start an Apprenticeship

Adult Training Programs Offer Apprenticeship Assessments & Training What Employers in the Trades Say A grade 12 diploma is no guarantee that someone will have the skills they need for success in the trades. Skills get rusty. Even being a registered apprentice is no guarantee that an individual will have the skills needed for success…

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Funding provided by:

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