Peterborough County Programs & Services

Training and skills development providers in the City and County of Peterborough 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: Peterborough LBS Programs 

Adult Training Network 

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (PACE)

Work towards a high school diploma or complete high school credits to prepare for college.  Develop skills for an apprenticeship or a new job.  Develop skills for a current job.  Learn computer software.  Whatever the reason for returning to learning, help is available at the Adult Training Network located at PACE in Peterborough.

Meeting your education and training needs in Peterborough and region, we offer services in:
Academic upgrading for entry into high school diploma courses, apprenticeship and continuing education; computer literacy, mathematics, reading, writing and employment skills training such as Personal Support Worker Program preparation, Point of Sale, personal soft skills, and financial literacy.

To earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, we coach you to gain valuable credits from your life and work experience through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Whatever the reason for returning to learning, help is available at the Adult Training Network. 

Location and Contact Information:

Peterborough Collegiate
201 McDonnel St, Peterborough ON
K9H 2W1

Phone: (705)-745-9833 ext. 101


Peterborough Native Learning Program

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The Peterborough Native Learning Program can help anyone interested in gaining skills in reading, writing, math and computer skills, as well as Grade 12 equivalency.

Our students are aboriginal and non-aboriginal, ranging from 19 to 65 + years of age and are from all backgrounds. Our learners believe upgrading their skills is important for success in further education and training, employment and greater independence in life. We do, too.

Contact us to see how our Indigenous-focused training can help you.  We can tell you about the GED test preparation course, employment readiness programs and apprenticeship preparation.  

Location and Contact Information:

Main Contact: 
Phone 705-741-0798

City of Peterborough:
Unit 6 – 360 George St. N.,
Lower Level of Peterborough Square
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7

Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association
12 Albert Street, Lakefield, ON, K0L 2HO

Curve Lake First Nation:
Employment Resource Centre
1024 Mississauga St,
Curve Lake First Nation, ON, K0L 1R0


Work and Academic Upgrading

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Fleming College, Peterborough 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 and 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:

For more information contact us directly:  

Heather Scrimshaw
Phone: 1-866-353-6464 ext. 1262 or 705-749-5530 ext. 1262

Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA)

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Start anytime, join in a small group, or have one-to-one support.  Develop reading, writing and computer skills for work or to prepare for ongoing education with the support of TVLA.  Our learners also develop workplace and employability skills that will lead to a job, including customer service and point-of-sale training. 

Each person is unique and will develop their own training plan.  Free, confidential and flexible programs are designed for adults over 19.  We are based in Peterborough but offer outreach to Norwood and Havelock.

Contact us if you are interested in our tutor training.

For more information:

825 Chemong Rd, Unit 4 in the Brookdale Plaza
Peterborough ON K9H 5Z5

Phone: (705) 749-0777

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