Our offices are open! Summer is over and Hinton Adult Learning has returned to regular business hours. Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9am-3pm.
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are scheduled to start on September 29. Classes run from 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This class is great for all levels of English as a Second Language Learners.
Stephanie is back as our Essential Skills Coach! She is ready to help learners complete their learning journey, whether it is GED Preparation, ESL, IELTS prep, Math, Reading, Writing, or any other essential skills which requires upgrading. Her hours in October will be extended to Monday – Thursday, 10am-3pm.
HALS also has new and exciting news to share……
Hinton Adult Learning Society will be providing Employment and Training Services in Hinton starting on October 1, 2015. Unemployed and marginally employed (less than 20 hours per week) adults in the Hinton area will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to respond to the demands of the economy. The services include a variety of learning component that not only address workplace essential skills and industry standards, but also life skills, health and wellness, and self-care. There will be a strong focus on professionalism, work ethics and job readiness.
HALS will provide holistic, comprehensive and customized services to individuals accessing our services. We will assist and support clients to develop solutions to their barriers, make informed decisions, understand the labour market, develop realistic employment and/or training plans, and to find and maintain employment. We will help with employment preparation including resume writing, job search techniques, interview skills, cover letters, time management, budgeting, and soft skills. Work experience, job shadowing and worksite visits will also be explored. Emphasis will be on training individuals to gain, practice and implement the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare themselves for employment.
We are excited to continue to provide quality programming for adults in Hinton and area, as well as venture into employment services. 2015 will be a busy, productive and exciting year! We look forward to seeing you!