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Get the help you need to reach your academic potential at a YMCA Academic Support program. 

Literacy & Basic Skills

Looking to improve upon your reading, writing and math skills? If you are 18 years of age and over, you can participate in the free Literacy & Basic Skills upgrading program. Once your literacy level has been assessed, our team will help you set your personal goals for education and employment. You'll learn in a comfortable and supportive environment, getting what you need to successfully...

Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Looking for a great way to get into the trades? Consider a pre-apprenticeship in the thriving sector of Truck & Coach Technician. No experience is necessary. You'll receive employment readiness workshops, Level 1 training at Mohawk College, and a paid work placement. Call YMCA Employment Services today at 905.540-9679 for more information. Intake periods vary from year to year. This...

Second Career

If you have been laid off, Second Career is an Ontario Government program that offers training for a new job, including financial support. Get help with short or long-term training to rebuild your skill set and return to work. Financial help is available for things like books and program tuition fees. Take the next step to a Second Career. Contact the nearest YMCA Employment Services branch...