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This is Amanda's story.....

The Learning Exchange is the best thing for anyone who has given up hope, who thought there wasn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.  I had given up hope then I found a light at The Saint John Learning Exchange.

 

I have been going through some really tough times lately but nobody has given up on me.  My teacher is the one who pushes me on when I feel like giving up on my dreams.  I want to get my GED but there is always something stopping me.  Here people support you.  They…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on March 10, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

This is Ricky's story.....

I have been attending evening classes at the Saint John Learning Exchange for almost a year. I am attending this class so I can read and spell words to my kids. It will be real nice to get my GED too. It would make me feel more of a dad and a man.

 

Public school was very hard for me because at the time I could not read or spell at all. Later on when I got older some of it came to me, but now in my classroom I feel real good and in the end I will get my GED. Life was really…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

This is Yvon's story.....

The Learning Exchange did change my life. I am a 48 year old male with an 8th grade education. Before I decided to go back to school I always had a hard time to find a good paying job.



When I was younger I did have a chance to go and finish my grade 12. It was at the tech in Moncton N.B. I got there the first day and they gave me some books, and I was on my own with no help from the teacher. At the Learning Exchange the teachers are willing to work with you one on one.…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 10, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

This is Mark's story.....

I took an important step to increase my knowledge on the nine Essential Skills required for success in today’s workplace.  The TIES 2 Work Program did just that.  This twelve week program taught me how to work as a TEAM, a team that was happy and productive.  The program also provided me the knowledge to interact with various age groups, personalities, and cultures.  It also helped me know what my levels were in the Essential Skills and bring them to what was required for my job placement. …

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on February 3, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

This is Vic's Story.......

The Learning Exchange has changed my life in many ways. The program has allowed me to believe in myself and prompted me to try and successfully pass my G.E.D. The course has also given me the courage and confidence to talk to people about a grade 12 certificate. Since I have been coming to classes I have realized that there are possibilities.

           

Before coming to the Saint John Learning Exchange I was on a dead-end road. I did not believe in myself and was not…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on January 26, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

This is Sarah's story.....

The Learning Exchange is very dedicated to teaching adults.  I tell you this because I am one of those students who just keep coming back eager to learn.  I never used to like school and the whole learning stuff until I discovered the Learning Exchange.  I have changed in so many positive ways.  I am pleased with myself, and of course very pleased I chose the Learning Exchange to be my teacher. 

 

I never liked school.  I never liked the classroom style.  I was always…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on January 20, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Learner Stories - Melissa's Story

Over the next few weeks we wanted to profile some of the many learners who have gone through our doors. Here is Melissa's story:

 

I am a 30 year old, single parent of two children. After I graduated from High School, I attended the Saint John Learning Exchange to prepare for employment. I then realized that there was much more to the Learning Exchange. It wasn't just for people that…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on January 13, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

TIES 2 Work - Looking for Saint John Employers!

One of the programs offered through the Saint John Learning Exchange is the TIES 2 Work program. This is a 12 week job specific essential skills training program in which we match employers with potential employees. The potential employees take 8 weeks of training at the Saint John Learning Exchange and also participate in a 3 week job placement.

 

We are always looking for new employers. If you have entry level positions and are looking for screened, trained,…

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Added by The Saint John Learning Exchange on January 5, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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A look back to Fundy Fringe Fest

Fundy Fringe Festival, 2015 was a huge success and enjoyed by many!  There were a total of 2640 in attendance with approximately $350,000 put back into the local economy. There were 80 volunteers who contributed over 14,000 hours of their time.…See More
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New Brunswick Art Bank 2013 – 14 Acquisitions exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum at New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

September 3, 2015 at 9am to September 20, 2015 at 5pm
August 14, 2015 –September 20, 2015: New Brunswick Art Bank 2013 – 14 Acquisitions exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum. The NB Art Bank is a permanent collection of the visual arts in New Brunswick. Established in 1968, the Art Bank celebrates the province’s excellence in the contemporary visual arts. This exhibition will display 35 works of art by 33 contemporary New Brunswick artists most recently acquired by the N.B. Art Bank from 2013 - 14.New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market…See More
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1812: The New Brunswick Story exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum at New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

September 3, 2015 at 9am to January 3, 2016 at 5pm
On June 18, 1812 the United States declared war on Britain and placed His Majesty’s colonies in British North America (now Canada) in peril. Already fighting a life and death struggle with Napoleon, Britain had no desire for a conflict on two fronts. The United States, on the other hand, felt their young independence threatened by a British embargo on American trade with France, the seizure of British deserters on U.S. vessels at sea and action to prevent American westward expansion. The war…See More
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Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo & Roussel exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum at New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

September 3, 2015 at 9am to September 28, 2015 at 5pm
June 11, 2015 – September 28, 2015: Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo & Roussel exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum. This exhibition offers homage to Claude Roussel, an internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor. It represents a collection of thirty hooked rugs reproduced by Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo from Claude Roussel’s designs.New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, 1 Market Square, Saint John, E2L4Z6.www.nbm-mnb.ca  506-643-2300 / 1888-268-9595See More
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Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum at New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L4Z6

September 3, 2015 at 9am to January 3, 2016 at 5pm
June 8, 2015 – January 3, 2016: Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum. The New Brunswick Museum is pleased to host Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, a travelling exhibition featuring the art of Jim des Rivières, produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature. This exhibition presents large-format prints of moths by photographer Jim des Rivières. These larger than life images are created by scanning each unexpected colours to reveal the intricate patterns. The…See More
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15th Anniversary Celebration/Harvesting the Arts Festival at Uptown Saint John

September 26, 2015 from 9am to 4:30pm
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Trilogy at Saint John Theatre Company

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Rocmaura's Oktoberfest Dinner,Auction,Casino and Dance at Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

October 3, 2015 from 5pm to 10:30pm
Break Out Your Lederhosen, It's Time for Oktoberfest, October 3rd at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre.  It’s Rocmaura’s 17th annual fundraising dinner, auction, casino and DANCE with Donnie & the Monarchs!  Join host Cindy Day and the hilarious Tim Maloney, plus remarks from Honourary Chair Sgt. Kevin Vickers.  Artwork, Jewellery, Getaways, Golf and much more up for bid, including a painting by Sharon Epic live at the event!  Tickets are just $125 dollars with a $65 tax receipt or…See More
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15th Anniversary Celebration/Harvesting the Arts Festival at 40 Coburg St., Saint John, NB

September 26, 2015 from 9am to 4:30pm
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Hope & Healing: Coping With the Suicide of a Loved One Program at Leisure Services

March 15, 2016 at 6:15pm to May 17, 2016 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2015-2016 education programs. Hope & Healing: Coping with the Suicide of a Loved One is a ten-week education program for individuals coping with the loss of a loved one to suicide, held every Tuesday evening from March 15th to May 17th, 2016. A trained facilitator and health care professionals will offer information on the grieving process, self-care, coping strategies and community…See More
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Building Assertiveness Skills - Women's Program at Mental Health Recovery Services

January 28, 2016 at 6:30pm to March 3, 2016 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2015-2016 education programs. Building Assertiveness Skills is a six-week program designed  to teach women how to stand up for their personal rights - expressing thoughts, feelings and beliefs in direct, honest and appropriate ways while still respecting the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of others.The program will be held every Wednesday evening from January 28th  to March 3rd, 2016.For…See More
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Depression: Help Can Make a Difference Program at Mental Health Recovery Services

January 26, 2016 at 6:30pm to March 1, 2016 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2015-2016 education programs. Depression: Help Can Make a Difference is a six-week education program for individuals who have been diagnosed with depression. Held every Tuesday evening from January 26th to March 1st, 2016, a trained facilitator and health care professionals discuss issues that relate to depression, including information on symptoms, treatment options, coping strategies…See More
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Building Self-Confidence - Women's Mental Health Program at Mental Health Recovery Services

November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm to December 10, 2015 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2014-2015 education programs.  Building Self-Confidence is a six-week program is designed to help women learn to believe in themselves and to push the limits of their abilities. Self-confidence naturally makes you happier when you learn to take responsibility for yourself and this leads to your being more successful in life. The program covers what self-confidence is, how it affects our…See More
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Understanding Anxiety & Panic Disorder Program at Mental Health Recovery Services

October 20, 2015 at 6:30pm to December 8, 2015 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2015-2016 education programs.  Understanding Anxiety & Panic Disorder is an eight-week education program for individuals who have been diagnosed with general anxiety and/or panic disorder. Held every Tuesday evening from October 20th to December 8th, 2015 a trained facilitator and health care professionals discuss issues that relate to general anxiety and panic disorder, including…See More
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Mindfulness Program at Mental Health Recovery Services

September 24, 2015 at 6:30pm to October 29, 2015 at 8:30pm
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Office is now accepting registrations for its 2015-2016 education programs. Mindfulness a six-week skill-based program is designed to teach individuals the benefits and practice of mindfulness and how to focus on the art of living deeply in the present moment.  Participants will learn how to practice mindfulness to calm the mind and to improve both mental and physical health.  Each week, new mindfulness techniques will be taught and…See More
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