Adults from across Ontario celebrate their High School Graduation with the Independent Learning Centre

TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Assistant Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Grant Clarke, will participate in the Independent Learning Centre's (ILC) Graduation and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 9, 2012 to congratulate graduating students and top scoring GED test writers.

Graduates are adult learners who range in age from 17 to their seventies, who have pursed independent study to earn their high school diploma with the ILC. Some are bound for university and college, while others are currently enjoying retirement. They have all travelled from across the province to graduate today.

The annual ILC & GED Graduation and Awards Ceremony is a formal occasion that recognizes the achievement of learners who have earned their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through distance study with the ILC. The ceremony also honours top-scoring General Educational Development (GED) tests writers who have earned their Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

"I have had the honour and the privilege of running the ILC for 10 years. In that short period of time, about 155,000 people have come to us for specific credits, a high school diploma or to write a GED test. Some come as intentional learners:  motivated, determined, ready and able to embrace the academic challenges ahead. While others are at the other end of the spectrum, where learning was not, let's say the pastime of choice. Whether it was an adventure or an odyssey - you did it!" says Sarah Irwin, managing director of the Independent Learning Centre.

Event details:  
  DATE:  Saturday, June 9, 2012  
  TIME:  2:00 to 4:00 pm.    
  WHERE:  Glenn Gould Studio - CBC
250 Front St. West, Toronto  

Interviews are available following the ceremony

About the Independent Learning Centre
The Independent Learning Centre (ILC.org) is the province's designated provider of accredited distance education and the exclusive provider of General Educational Development (GED) testing in Ontario. ILC provides an alternative source of public education including credit courses, student support and granting the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Since 2002 TVO has administered the Independent Learning Centre. For more information, visit http://www.ilc.org/about/graduation.php



 

SOURCE TVO - ILC (Independent Learning Centre)

For further information:

Karla Amirault
Senior Information Officer, ILC
(416) 484-2600 x2306
(416) 895-4183 (cell)
kamirault@tvo.org

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