The Lifetime Learning Centre offers two types of programs: The Business & Technology Unit & The Academic Learning Courses Unit.
The Business & Technology Unit offers credit courses in a structured classroom setting with daily instruction from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., concentrating on computer training and computer software.
The Academic Learning Courses Unit offers credit courses in various subject areas, at different levels, in a more informal classroom setting where students complete the required course hours within a more flexible, individualized schedule between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Lifetime Learning Centre provides a growth-focused, safe and supportive environment to empower adult and lifelong learners to achieve personal, academic and employment potential, including credit achievement, facilitated by Ontario Certified Teachers.
The Lifetime Learning Centre had its humble beginnings in two classrooms at the St. Catharines Collegiate in 1975. With a staff of very dedicated teachers, the program grew in size and popularity and is now housed in a new all-adult facility which was opened in 1995.
By providing essential academic upgrading and skill based computer training/retraining programs, the District School Board of Niagara continues to make a significant contribution to the human resource development and economic growth of its community. Boasting current software and up-to-date computer labs as well as classrooms for academic courses, the Centre has an enrollment of over 400 students –proof that learning is a lifetime venture!
Benefits of Attending the Centre The Centre offers educational programs for adults such as computer courses and academic courses. Become a student and enjoy these benefits:
You may be upgrading for a high school diploma, pursuing a personal interest or hobby, exploring a new career or upgrading knowledge and skills in order to re-enter the work force. You may need computer training or on-the-job training. Courses at the Centre are open to everyone. Tuition is free for adults 19 & over and out of school for at least one year.
"I have found the Lifetime Learning Centre to be a state of the art facility with knowledgeable staff and concise educational programs. Thanks, LLC!"
C.P., St. Catharines
A.S., St. Catharines
"For the first time in years, I feel that my life is headed in the right direction, thanks to the Lifetime Learning Centre!"
K.M., St. Catharines
"My success at the Lifetime Learning Centre made me realize anything is possible. I now have the confidence to pursue a college diploma, a goal which I had abandoned years ago."
K.C., St. Catharines
"Despite many years of schooling, including 6 post secondary years, I was nervous about going back to school everyday. But the environment at LLC is not stressful and you feel that the teachers want you to succeed as much as you do. I was also surprised that they are able to give you one-on-one help when you need it."
G.H., St. Catharines
"The Centre has made a new person out of me. I've learned things I never thought I could do. Also, at age 55, I am getting my High School Diploma...thanks to the Centre and the amazing teachers."
M.R., St. Catharines
"The Lifetime Learning Centre has helped me increase my confidence with regards to computers. I'm not afraid of them anymore."
M.C., St. Catharines
"The Lifetime Learning Centre provides a relaxed learning environment that makes it easy to learn new skills or upgrade existing ones...Thanks."
S.B., St. Catharines
"I have made new friends while learning new computer skills."
B.H., St. Catharines
The purpose of the Student Advisory Council is to make a positive difference in the lives and attitudes of the students and staff of the Lifetime Learning Centre, and to promote the Lifetime Learning Centre as a valuable resource for the community.
Through their projects, efforts and assistance, the Student Advisory Council will endeavour to build community in the school, strengthen relationships with alumni and friends of the school, and to make the general public aware of the Lifetime Learning Centre and what it has to offer.
The Sven H. Dohnberg Centre The Sven H. Dohnberg Centre is located next to the Lifetime Learning Centre and Lakeport Secondary School. The Sven H. Dohnberg Centre provides child care for student parents so that these parents may complete their education.
This Centre is part of the child care organization known as the ADOLESCENT'S FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF NIAGARA (AFSSN).
AFSSN is an organization dedicated to helping student parents complete their education. By providing child care, this organization can help young parents have a much better future for themselves and their children. To determine eligibility for subsidy care, AFSSN will arrange an appointment with an assessment officer for you.
WHEN Does the Program Run The program, available throughout the Niagara Region, is offered throughout the duration of the school year.
WHAT AFSSN Does
Private Home Day Care & Administrative Offices
97 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3C7
Sven H. Dohnberg Centre
(next to Lakeport Secondary School)