Adult Learning Program
The Kjipuktuk Aboriginal College provides a culturally relevant and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal learners. In recent years, the number of adults wanting or needing to upgrade and/or complete their high school education has increased dramatically. To meet this need, the Kjipuktuk Aboriginal College, under the direction of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, currently offers education and training programs.
The Adult Learning Program is made up of four academic upgrading levels. Levels 1, 2 and 3 prepare the adult learner for level 4, which is a 12-credit program of study that will lead to a Nova Scotia Adult High School Diploma. Kjipuktuk Aboriginal College presently offers levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program. Participants take courses in essential skills development, math, communications, social studies, science, computers, Mi'kmaw language course, and more. Students of the ALP at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre will also receive various workshops and training certificates related to employment skills and job readiness.
Interested learners must be 19 years of age or older and out of the public school system for a minimum of one year. Eligible applicants who possess their GED equivalency may also apply for skills and basic upgrading. Applicants must forward a completed application to the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, and will then be contacted to arrange for an intake and education assessment which determines an entry level for the learner. To find out more information please contact the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre staff.