Community Adult Learning Program

Who Can Take CALP Classes?  What is the CALP class Structure?  How to Apply  Workshops

The Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) at Keyano College assists adults in enhancing their reading, writing, math, basic digital skills, and English Language Learning (ELL/ESL). We focus on building skills that support continuous learning.

Our program provides informal, non-credit learning opportunities for adults in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Stay tuned for exciting new workshops offered throughout the year. Explore the courses and workshops available below.

Who Can Take CALP Classes?

All adults 18 years and over who reside in Alberta are eligible to participate in learning opportunities and access services and supports.

Courses

English Language Learning (ELL) Level 1:

In the CALP classroom, you will:

  • Learn basic English vocabulary and common English phrases.
  • Improve fluency and clarity of conversational skills.
English Language Learning (ELL) Level 2:

In the CALP classroom, you will:

  • Learn English fluency and build clarity of conversational skills.
  • Increase your working Vocabulary.
Family Literacy:

The Keyano College Community Adult Learner Program invites families to embark on an exciting journey of learning, bonding, and growth. Through engaging activities, we aim to foster a love for reading and literacy that will last a lifetime. Join us as we build strong foundations for success in both school and life.

CALP Course Registration Form    

 

 Program Details

Who Can Participate?

  • Eligibility: Each adult can register with up to 2 children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old.
  • Specifically Designed For:
    • Parents or Caregivers who did not complete high school, or need extra help with literacy, numeracy, conversation, and language skills.
    • Newcomers to Canada.
    • English Language Learners (CLB 5 and up).
 Dates and Time

Dates: May 4 - June 28, 2024

Day: Saturdays

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Location: Keyano CALP - specific location details will be provided upon registration. 

 What to Expect
  • Interactive Learning: Our family literacy class is designed with interactive activities that make learning enjoyable for everyone.
  • Literacy Skills Enhancement: Participants will improve their literacy, numeracy, and writing skills.
  • Empowerment: Empowering adult learners leads to stronger families and greater success for children in both school and life.
  • Bonding: Engage in fun literacy activities with your children, strengthening family relationships.
  • Lifelong Learning: Encourage a culture of lifelong learning within your family.
 Why Family Literacy Matters
  • Sharp Skills: Regularly reading to children and participating in literacy activities keeps adults’ skills sharp.
  • School Success: A strong foundation at home significantly contributes to a child’s success and engagement in school.
  • Parental Influence: Parents’ reading habits play a crucial role in determining how often kids read. According to the Kids and Family Reading Report by Scholastic (2017):
    • 57% of kids who are frequent readers have parents who read books 5–7 days per week.
    • Only 15% of kids who are infrequent readers have parents with the same reading frequency.
Math Numeracy Learner Paced

This self-paced numeracy course will build your math skills for many goals, such as helping a family member with homework, managing a budget, or gaining work; the CALP at Keyano can help you reach your goals.

We can provide you with materials and pair you with a tutor to build your skills and confidence with:

  • Whole numbers, addition, subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions and decimals
Reading and Writing Skills

We can offer a class to build your skills and confidence with:

  • Word use and sentence structure in daily correspondence.
  • Complex Sentence structures and expanded word use in stories, etc.
  • Academic skills up to Gr. 10. Includes textbook use, documents, and essays.

Workshops

Job Planning Workshops:  Preparing You to Enter the Workforce

Preparing You to Enter the Workforce

This series of workshops is designed to help you succeed in your professional life. Whether you’re just starting out or want to improve your career, these engaging sessions cover important topics:

  1. Introduction to Work: Learn about workplace dynamics, effective communication, and time management.
  2. Career Planning I: Explore self-assessment, goal-setting, and different career paths.
  3. Career Planning II: Go deeper into career development strategies and industry trends.
  4. Networking: Master the art of building meaningful professional connections.
  5. Job Search Strategies: Discover practical tools for successful job hunting.
  6. Resume Writing Basics: Create standout resumes.
  7. Interview Skills: Improve communication and problem-solving abilities.
  8. Canadian Workplace Culture: Adapt to Canadian work norms and values.

Join us on this journey of growth and empowerment! 

CALP Workshops Registration Form 

Registration closes one week before each workshop

Schedule
Start DateWorkshop NameStart timeEnd timeDay of the WeekLocation

May 31, 2024

Canadian Workplace Culture, Values and  Expectations

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Friday

BL 246

 

Driver's 7 Preparation Workshop series

This workshop is for people who want to get their Alberta Class 7 Driver's license. In the course, you'll get better at studying (using tricks like skimming and note-taking), reading and writing, and doing tests (remembering things, figuring things out). Together we will review all topics in the Drivers guide, learn how to study better, and give you practice tests. Our goal is to help you feel ready for your test by giving you lots of practice and information.

Limited to 15 participants register as soon as possible. 

 

NOTE: Participants under 18 years old will need to pay a $75 registration fee

CALP Workshops Registration Form

Schedule: 

  • June 10 - 14, 2024
  • Days: Monday to Friday
  • Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • Location: BL 246
Digital Skills Workshops

Enhance Your Digital Skills with Keyano College CALP. Workshops are designed for job seekers, newcomers, and seniors: Learn Windows 10 basics, web-based email, Internet Edge, cyber safety, file management, and job planning.

CALP Workshops Registration Form

Schedule
Start DateWorkshop NameStart TimeEnd TimeDay(s) of the WeekLocation

June 4, 2024

Getting started with Zoom 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Tuesday

BL 133

June 6, 2024

How to use Google Maps 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Thursday  BL 133
June 7, 2024 Basics of Microsoft Outlook 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Friday

BL 133

 

 

How to Apply

The CALP program welcomes new students every week from September to June. Some classes have a short waitlist.

To join any of the CALP Courses or Workshops, please fill out the Registration Form.

CALP Course Registration Form        CALP Workshops Registration Form

For more information email CALP@keyano.ca  or call 587-646-4358