City of Kawartha Lakes

City of Kawartha Lakes Programs & Services

Training and skills development providers in City of Kawartha Lakes include:

Programs are designed for individuals 19 years of age and up.  All programs are free and confidential. Programs are available for people with a goal of an apprenticeship, employment, secondary school, post-secondary school or independence. Subsidies are available for eligible students who need support in overcoming barriers to learning.  This may include technology, childcare and transportation.  

Summary available to download: City of Kawartha Lakes LBS Programs

Skills Development Centre

Adult Education and Training

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The Skills Development Centre has locations in City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, Ontario. The Centre offers a wide range of training including reading, writing and numeracy, as well as essential skills. Learners participate in training to prepare for apprenticeships, employment, post-secondary and secondary school credits and, in some cases, to increase their independence.

Participants are supported in reaching their goal through tutoring and small group training sessions.  E-learning support is also available for anyone interested in online learning.  We offer information and referrals, assessments, goal setting and plan development.  Contact us for more information about our programs and the subsidies available.  

You can contact Kailynn Taylor at:

Phone: 705-340-2986 

Address: 22 Peel Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 3L8

Work and Academic Upgrading

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Fleming College, Frost Campus 

Start anytime and work on courses anytime, at your own pace.  All courses are free and customizable. 

Adults (over 19) who didn’t finish high school or who have been out of high school for a while and need to refresh or gain the prerequisites to enter a college certificate or diploma program, will find the support they need.  Students can also work towards their Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate, a Grade 12 equivalent for entrance to post-secondary, apprenticeship registration and employment.  Students can gain new skills or refresh their skills before looking for work or entering an apprenticeship.  In all cases, participants expand their options for work and education.

Students can access a variety of subjects including math, computers, communications, and sciences.  Students are supported in making decisions, setting goals and developing an individual training plan, with the help of a Student Advisor.  Individual student questions are answered by instructors. Upgrading clears the path to admission to a post-secondary program, an apprenticeship or employment. 

To learn more visit our website:

You can always contact us directly:  

Sharon Leroy, Student Advisor
Phone: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3343 or 705-749-5530 x 1026

Marion Willemsen, Program Coordinator and Faculty
Phone: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 3343

Address: Frost Campus, Room 224

Adult & Alternative Education Centre

Trillium Lakelands District School Board – Pre-Credit and Academic Skills Program

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This free program helps adults who want to develop their reading, writing, math and computer skills so they can reach their goals. This may include moving on to further education, training or employment, as well as increasing their independence. Learners prepare for high school credit programs and college entry programs.  The Adult & Alternative Education Centre works in close partnership with other community programs to ensure that learners are supported and successful.  Support is provided in small groups.  Individuals can start anytime and work at their own pace.

For more information visit our websites: or

Reach us directly by contacting Allyssa Handley:

Phone: (705) 324-1564

Address: 230 Angeline Street South, R.R.#2 Lindsay ON K9V 4R2

Funding provided by:

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