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Adult Learners to Receive High School Diplomas, Opening Doors to More Opportunities

Note: A list of graduation ceremonies, times and locations follows this release.


Hundreds of adults from Yarmouth to Sydney are receiving their adult high school diplomas this month, helping to connect them to higher education and better job opportunities at home.

Close to 500 adults will participate in 19 adult graduation ceremonies over the coming weeks. The ceremonies will be hosted by learning partners of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, including the Nova Scotia Community College, adult high schools, Université Sainte-Anne and community-based learning organizations.

Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning provides free learning programs to Nova Scotian adults 19 years and over who have been out of high school for more than one year. The programs are offered in English and French in most communities across the province. They include the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults, General Educational Development(GED)prep courses, among many others.

“Adult education programs give Nova Scotians the opportunity to improve their literacy skills and prepare for the workforce or more education,” said Heather Patterson, principal of the Cape Breton Victoria Adult High School. “To those considering a return to the classroom, it's never too late to learn, and we are here to help you on your journey.”

More than 8,047 Nova Scotians have received high school diplomas through the program since it began in 2001.

Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and its partner organizations offer many tuition-free adult learning programs across the province.

For more information call 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466-7725) or visit http://www.goNSSAL.ca .

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Hundreds of adults from Yarmouth to Sydney are receiving their high school diploma this month, helping to connect them to higher education and better job opportunities here at home.

Close to 500 adults will participate in nineteen graduation ceremonies hosted by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning over the coming weeks.

The school provides free learning programs to Nova Scotian adults 19 years and over who have been out of high school for more than one year. The programs are offered in English and French in most communities across the province. They include the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults, General Educational Development prep courses, among many others.

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  • NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus - NSCC Middleton gymnasium, 295 Commercial St., June 5, 11 a.m.
  • NSCC Kingstec Campus – Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher St., Kentville, June 18, 5 p.m.
  • Windsor Adult High School -- Windsor Legion, 35 Empire Lane, June 26, 1 p.m.
  • Kings County Adult High School – 9489 Commercial Street, Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas, June 27, 1 p.m.

Halifax Regional Municipality:

  • NSCC Akerley Campus – Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, June 11, 9 a.m.
  • NSCC Institute of Technology Campus – Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, June 12, 1 p.m.
  • Bedford Forsyth Education Centre - Bedford Education Centre, 426 Rocky Lake Dr., June 28, 11 a.m.

South Shore Region:

  • NSCC Lunenburg Campus - NSCC Lunenburg, 75 High St., Bridgewater, June 10, 10 a.m.
  • NSCC Shelburne Campus - Shelburne Community Centre, 63 King St., June 6, 10 a.m.
  • NSCC Burridge Campus - Yarmouth Mariners Centre, 45 Jody Shelley Dr., June 5, 5 p.m.

Northern Region:

  • NSCC Truro Campus - Rath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Rd., Truro, June 15, 3 p.m.
  • NSCC Cumberland Campus - Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main St., Springhill, June 15, 10 a.m.
  • NSCC Pictou Campus – Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2756 Westville Rd., Westville, June 7, 10 a.m.

Strait Area Region:

  • NSCC Strait Area Campus - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, 606 Reeves St., June 7, 5 p.m.

Cape Breton Region:

  • Cape Breton Adult High School - Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Kluskap Great Hall, 50 Maillard St., Membertou, June 27, 2 p.m.
  • NSCC Marconi Campus – Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Kluskap Great Hall, 50 Maillard St., Membertou, June 8, 10 a.m.

Acadian Region:

  • Université Sainte-Anne, Halifax - all campuses via video conference from the Halifax campus, 1190 Barrington St., June 21, 7 p.m.