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Adult learning centre opening in new county apartment complex

The learning centre formerly operated on Ontario Street, and will open in its new location on Monday
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The local adult learning centre is relocating to the new county-owned apartment buildings on the corner of Second and High Streets. 

Simcoe County District School Board announced today the Collingwood Learning Centre would open in its new location - 485 Second Street - on Monday (Aug. 19). 

According to a press release from the school board the centre will continue to offer a range of educational opportunities for adults including workplace and college-level credit courses in English, math, and social sciences. The centre will also continue to offer English as a Second Language programs and the Literacy and Essential Skills program. 

The County of Simcoe built two apartment buildings at the corner of Second and High Streets this year. The first one, two, and three-bedroom units for rent at rates below market value.  The second is 92 single-bedroom units available for rent to seniors aged 60 years or older. The first floor of that building is commercial space. The Collingwood Learning Centre will occupy a portion of the first floor space. 

According to the school board's press release, more than 1,000 adults have completed their Ontario Secondary School Diploma at the Collingwood Learning Centre, which opened in 1997/1998. 

The current home of the Collingwood Learning Centre at 180 Ontario Street will continue to be the Collingwood Campus site for Simcoe Shores Secondary School, an alternative school for students who have difficulty coping with a large school setting, and who may benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one assistance, flexibility, and close relationships with the teachers. 

The alternative school develops individual learning plans for students based career paths. 

For more information about programs and services offered by the Collingwood Learning Centre, visit


Erika Engel

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