Adult Literacy and Basic Education

Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) is community-based programming that promotes learner success and contributes to a strong Northwest Territories.

Adults require opportunities for learning that are flexible and meet their unique needs. A system of adult basic education and literacy is necessary to give adults the opportunity to increase skills and therefore increase educational and employment opportunities in the NWT and beyond. Some adults are able to attend full-time and others are able to attend part-time, as their schedule allows. These adults may require more than a year of classroom study to be able to meet the requirements of employment or post-secondary education. Connecting with employment and reaching personal goals is the intended outcome.

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is committed to providing lifelong, community-based learning opportunities for adult residents in order that they may be full participants in the social, economic, cultural and political development of the NWT.

ALBE programming is primarily offered at Aurora College but courses are also available at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre and the Native Women's Association. For more information, links to these websites are located below:

Native Women’s Association of the NWT Training Centre

Tree of Peace Friendship Centre

Aurora College