/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne to help
celebrate the achievements of adult learners, 17 to 62 years of age, at the
annual graduation ceremony of the Independent Learning Centre/

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - This coming Saturday, November 21, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Minister of Education will participate in the annual Independent Learning Centre Graduation and Awards Ceremony.

The annual ILC and GED Graduation and Award Ceremony is a formal occasion to recognize and celebrate the achievements of learners who have earned their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) through distance study with the Independent Learning Centre. The ceremony will also honour the top-scoring General Education Development (GED) test writers who have earned their Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.

The motivation of the honourees and the path that led them to the programs and services offered by the Independent Learning Centre are as diverse the individuals themselves. The graduating class varies in age, ethnic background, and will be travelling from all corners of the province to attend. It includes adult learners, career changers, newcomers to Canada, apprentices and students currently enrolled in post-secondary education programs.

    WHO:     The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) hosts adult learners from
             across the province to celebrate their achievement in earning
             high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

    WHAT:    ILC Graduation and Awards Ceremony; will include class
             valedictorian speech, presentation of certificates and academic
             achievement awards, and congratulatory remarks from dignitaries
             including the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education.

    DATE:    Saturday November 21, 2009

    TIME:    1:30 to 3:30 pm. Ceremony to commence at 2:00 pm.

    WHERE:   Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto.
             Peter F. Bronfman Hall. Located on Level 2.

About the Independent Learning Centre

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) 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 2001 TVO (tvo.org) has administered the Independent Learning Centre. For more information, visit ilc.org.


For further information: For further information: Lise Leclair, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer, (416) 484-2600 x2306, (416) 433-8004 (cell), lleclair@tvo.org; Carolyn Weckesser, Marketing Manager, (416) 484-2600 x 2018, (416) 529-4630 (cell), cweckesser@tvo.org

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