Sunrise Celebrates Adult Education Graduates

For some learners, earning their high school diploma is about the right timing. The 2018 graduates of Sunrise School Division’s Adult Education Centres are proof that anyone can achieve a Grade 12 diploma at any stage of life.

Adult education allows learners over the age of 18 years to earn their high school diploma or complete prerequisite courses needed for entry into post-secondary programs.

Sunrise offers adult learning in four locations:

  • Agassiz Adult Education Centre (AAEC) in Beausejour
  • Empower Education Centre (EEC) in Powerview-Pine Falls
  • New Directions in Lac du Bonnet
  • Springfield Adult Education Centre (SAEC) in Oakbank

“I enjoyed coming to Empower, they let me work at my own pace,” said William Boyd, one of 41 Adult Education graduates. Now, with his high school diploma, he plans to attend Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology to earn his red seal in welding and millwright. “I wanted to show myself I could do something if I really wanted to.”

William Boyd, EEC graduate.

This is the first year that adult students can graduate as soon as they complete their credits. Students no longer have to wait until June to receive their diploma, which has been a barrier for some students – especially those who finished their courses in the fall. Students have shared that the opportunity to receive their diploma upon course completion has allowed them to secure employment quicker.

AAEC and SALC’s combined graduation was held at AAEC on June 18 and Empower and NDS’s combined graduation was held at Empower Education Centre on June 25.

Congratulations to all of the graduates!

For more information on the Adult Education Centres Program, click here.

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