The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization providing individuals of the Central Plains region with opportunities to realize their literacy, educational, employment, and life goals through a positive and supportive environment. Our main activities include programs in Adult Education, and Specialized Programs for employment, work experience, and settlement services.

Adult Literacy Education | Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Adult Education

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is an accredited Adult Learning Centre through Manitoba Education and Training and the Adult Learning and Literacy Branch. Our services are offered to everyone living in the Central Plains region. The Centre offers the Mature Grade 12 High School diploma, individual credits, upgrading and literacy, which includes computer skills. A fully subsidized on-site day care is available for students attending classes at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre. Classes run from September through June.

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Specialized Programs

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre offers settlement services and language training for newcomers to Canada through Newcomer Settlement Services. We also offer Employment Assistance Services for all residents of Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas, and a 13-week Work Experience Program for youth (ages 15 to 30). Throughout the year, we offer short-term training programs such as Manage Your Money workshops and Power Up, which is a basic computer course for women. Support programs include Care for Newcomer Children (for children of parents attending ESL classes), and the Community Clothes Cupboard, offering free gently used work clothes.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
20
Mon
1:30 pm Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English and make new friends in a fun, informal environment? Join our Conversation Circles taking place at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact us for more information and to sign up at [email protected]!    
Nov
21
Tue
1:30 pm Employment Assistance Services W... @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Employment Assistance Services W... @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for this excellent workshop to learn some valuable information and tips to conduct an effective job search. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or if you would like to register to save your seat at the workshop.
6:00 pm ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
ESL Classes – Stage 1 and Stage 2 @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ESL Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) and Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) run throughout the year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Contact us today for more information.
Nov
22
Wed
1:30 pm Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Conversation Circle @ Portage Learning and Literacy Centre
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English and make new friends in a fun, informal environment? Join our Conversation Circles taking place at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:30pm to 3:30pm and Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Contact us for more information and to sign up at [email protected]!