Wellington, PEI - December 12, 2013 – In January, Collège de l'Île will launch a new free basic skills assessment and coaching service to help people acquire the knowledge they need to pass the General Educational Development Test (GED) or obtain a Grade 12 diploma.

For Donald Desroches, President of Collège de l'Île, this initiative stems from a common need. "The vast majority of today's jobs demand at least Grade 12. There are still a lot of people on Prince Edward Island who don't have their Grade 12, and so we want to help people to equip themselves for a better job."

Collège de l'Île will assess the educational level of every GED candidate and provide the support and coaching they need to succeed.

Learners will be able to take classes and do practical exercises in order to obtain a high school diploma or pass the GED exam, coached by staff from L'ARC. Learners may choose to prepare for the GED in either French or English.

L'ARC is Collège de l'Île's new resource centre, where learners can work with a tutor to improve their reading, writing and math skills.

Alice Bérubé is the Coordinator of L'ARC. "Tutors at L'ARC work with learners one-on-one or in small groups. Tutoring at L'ARC is customized to each learner and uses three different models: on site at the Wellington campus, or remotely via videoconference or online." Learners are also supported in preparing job applications or accessing college programs of their choice.
To obtain more details or to enrol in this new service, contact Christine Arsenault at (902) 854-3010, extension 241, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..