We provide learner support and mentoring for those struggling with daily literacy challenges.

Want to learn?

Do you or an adult you know need help with reading, writing, or help with math?  Maybe you’d like to be able to help your child with homework or fill out forms and read the newspaper.  We can help!

We can do a  skills assessment with you, and help place you with a learning coach to help reach your goals.  We recognize that some adults may not have had the opportunity to learn effectively and in their own way.  There may be a lack of confidence, and perhaps other barriers to learning .  Our consultations are completely personal and confidential. 


Any adult 18 years or older who meet the program requirements can access these services for free.

Adults who are struggling with literacy skills can come to us on their own or may be referred to us from other organizations. We try our best to accommodate any adult with a learning need and a desire to work on those skills.  The benefits of working on these skills reach far beyond English or Math.  There are happiness, confidence and health benefits that are realized for an engaged and motivated Learner.

Our goal is to help adults who struggle with literacy to become more confident and skilled and thus able to function more effectively in today’s world.

Want to tutor?

We want to talk to you!  We are looking for tutors who would like to help other adults in the community with English as an Additional language, reading, writing, math, apprenticeships or computers and technology.

• Are 19 years or older

• Like working with people

• Have an open mind and believe that all people can learn

• Are interested in community development

We can support with materials, training and a great learning space.  Times are flexible and work with your schedule.  Please contact us for more information.

GED Prep Program

General Equivalency Diploma Prep Program:


Two options with flexible learning formats allows students to learn strategies to prepare for writing the GED exam. Students focus on developing and improving their writing, reading, science, social studies, and math skills. Students also practice various GED assessment tests to help them feel more comfortable in a timed testing environment. 


This class is designed to help you prepare for your GED exam, or the Alberta General Equivalency Diploma (Grade 12).   Topics include Reading, Writing, Socials, Science and Math. 

Option 1:  GED Prep Class via videoconference delivery with local face to face support.  3 evenings/week from 5 to 8pm.

October 6 to December 17, 2020 
Cost: $400 + $200 exam. 


Bursary available - based on income (class + exam covered in bursary).  Please contact us for details. 

- OR - 

Online with Tutor Support: Monthly Intake!

Cost:  $250 +$200 exam
8 week course through NorQuest College, with free tutoring provided by Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association.

NEW!  Fall 2020 - Now offering the Alberta GED exam (computer based) in our private exam room.  Call or email for more information, or go online to GED.com to register and book your exam!

essential skills program

The Essential Skills Program is a FREE Basic Math, Reading, Writing and Job Readiness course for adults who may be struggling with these skills or need to brush up on them for employability.   

Even adults who have finished high school often need assistance helping their children with homework or filling out complicated forms.  We can help!

This is a great starting place for any adult wanting to achieve their GED, but is not quite ready for the material in the GED program.  Please call or email us for a confidential assessment.

Fall 2020 Dates:

3 mornings/week (Tues, Wed, Thurs) from 9am to 3pm

October 13, 2020 to November 26, 2020

Free.  Registration with SIN number required.

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work prep

Up Skills for Work helps learners develop key employability skills through free workshops.  Topics such as:

Motivation, Attitude, Accountability, Presentation, Teamwork, Time Management, Adaptability, Stress Management and Confidence.

Soft skills help workers to be adaptable and motivated throughout their whole employment and as they move into new roles.  In other words, they lay the foundation for a strong and flexible workforce and for happy, fulfilled workers.

Up Skills for Work focuses on key employability skills that hiring managers look for.

Mondays, October 19, 26, November 2 & 9, 2020 1 - 3 p.m.

Foundations for Learning

Pre-Upgrading (Grades 7 - 9 Level)
with FREE Tutor Support

In partnership with NorQuest College, this program will help learners gain skills in math, science, English, and English language proficiency, and provide opportunities for learners to continue on to post-secondary programs.

MATH1521 Pre-Trades Math and Science Preparation Foundations

MATH1524 Prep for Practical Nurse Math Foundations

MATH1525 Essential Mathematics Foundations

MATH1522 Pre-Algebra Foundations

MATH1523 High School Math Prep Foundations

ENGL1523 Humanities Preparation Foundations

ENGL1521 English Preparation with an Aboriginal Focus Foundations

Each course is $250.  30 hours of one-on-one tutor support is included! 


Ready for More Information?

Please fill out the form below to have our coordinator contact you for a free consultation for placement in our programs.

Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association

4743 - 46 Street
~ Rotary House ~
Drayton Valley, Alberta

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