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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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