Wellington, PEI, January 14, 2015 – Collège de l'Île is offering people wanting their academic Grade 12 or high school equivalency (GED), without charge, the support they need to obtain their diploma. Services are available at any time.

"Today many jobs demand a Grade 12 education as a minimum. Since there are still too many Islanders who don't have a high school diploma, we want to help them to outfit themselves for a better job," said Colette Aucoin, Vice-President of Collège de l'Île

Collège de l'Île assesses each student's academic level and offers him or her the support and coaching needed to succeed. Students often work on their Grade 12 at their own pace, but they may also take courses in the classroom and do practical projects in order to get their high school diploma or to pass the GED exams.

Students also receive coaching from staff at L'ARC, the resource centre at Collège de l'Île L'ARC is a place where students can work with a tutor, one-on-one or in small groups, to improve their reading, writing and math skills. Sessions take place in person at the centre in Wellington, remotely by videoconference, or over the Internet. Students also receive help with applying for jobs or getting into the college programs of their choice.

The course will be taught in French, but GED candidates may write the exam in French or in English, whichever language they are more comfortable in.

To obtain more details or to enroll in this service, call Christine Arsenault at 902-854-3010, extension 241, or email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.

For more information:
Colette Aucoin
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Tel.: 902.854.3010, extension 224; Cell. : 902.888.7857