Learner Stories

Eric’s Story

Eric’s Story

My sister was going to the Learning Exchange to work in her GED and was always talking about how great everyone was there and how friendly it was. I reached out to them because I wanted to try to complete my GED as well.

My experience at the Learning Exchange has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I feel so welcome and accepted. The atmosphere at the Learning Exchange is amazing .I could be having a bad day but once I walk in those doors it always makes me feel happy and like I can do anything.

I am most proud of passing 4 out of 5 GED exams. All I have left to complete is math, which might be one of the hardest subjects for me but with help from my teacher and all the encouragement I get I know I will be able to do it. One of the things I find that has changed in my life since going to the Learning Exchange is the feeling of confidence I now have in myself.

The people at the Learning Exchange make you feel so welcome, no matter who you are they are always make you feel so uplifted, always so positive. The Learning Exchange is one of the best places I ever been. I really don’t think I could have gotten so far with my GED if it was not for everyone at the Learning Exchange and all of their encouragement.

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Trish’s Story

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Dawn’s Story

I was aging out of the school system, so my husband’s social worker suggested I go to the Learning Exchange because they could help me get my GED. I went more than once to see what would work for me and that never seemed to matter. In 2019, I went back to WorkLinks because I got tired of living on the system. I took all nine workshops of the Soft Skills training. They also helped me find an internship with the United Way. 

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Al’s Story

When I came to the Learning Exchange, I knew I was looking for something different. I had experienced the traditional path – creating a resume, then reworking it, sending it around and was getting no response. I had come from a high-paying job in Nova Scotia and had a lot of experience but the feedback I was getting was that I was overqualified – or seemed to be. Someone had recommended the Learning Exchange and I made the call. 

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