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Beat the Street

Frontier College offers programs for youth at several Toronto locations. The Beat the Street services include literacy upgrading, a GED preparation course and computer skills training. The program includes literacy and basic skills training, a GED preparation course, and computer skills training. Participants can focus on one or two areas or can move through all three.

Beat the Street/Literacy and Basic Skills

Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) is an Employment Ontario program funded by the Ontario government. LBS helps students improve reading, writing, math and digital technology skills so that they can find and keep employment or secure an apprenticeship by having the literacy foundation needed to complete secondary school or high school equivalent. Other successful outcomes include moving into post-secondary school through college and university transition programs, or simply developing skills that contribute to their independence and a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem.

Beat the Street/GED Preparation Course

This course prepares students to pass the GED exams at the Independent Learning Centre and receive the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education. Completing the GED exam opens doors to employment and helps students qualify for apprenticeships.

Beat the Street/Computer Skills Training

The computer skills training program offers a flexible way for students to gain valuable computer skills. They learn Microsoft Office using the latest interactive, computer-based training program. Students can also receive certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist in our authorized testing centre. This is the only comprehensive certification program designed to validate desktop computer skills using Microsoft Office programs.

Skilled Trades Academic Upgrading

In partnership with the skilled trade unions, Frontier College provides participants with a range of essential skills and comprehensive academic upgrading courses to help them meet the entrance apprenticeship requirements. Participants are enrolled in a multi-week intensive program comprised of correspondence courses accredited by the Independent Learning Centre (ILC). With support from Frontier College tutors and program staff, participants acquire the academic and essential literacy skills necessary to help them enter the workforce.