Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Program (A107)

Program Description

Leadership Claims

The Transitions to Post-Secondary Education program is unique in Ontario.

Program Overview

George Brown College’s Transitions to Post-Secondary Education (A107) is a three-semester, supported education program for individuals who identify mental health and/or addictions challenges as barriers to education and/or employment. Students in this program will have the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.

Full Description

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education (TPE) is a free post-secondary certificate program for adults who have faced barriers to further school or work related to mental health and/or addiction experiences. TPE focuses on offering support and space for students to transition into further post-secondary programs. Students cultivate their style of learning, reimagine career possibilities, and develop confidence and leadership in navigating institutions in support of their post-secondary ambitions. 

Throughout the TPE program, students will focus on developing key skills, including: 

  • communication (written, verbal, group) 
  • critical thinking & problem solving 
  • information & change management 
  • community building & leadership 
  • self-advocacy 

The TPE program offers students opportunities to: 

  • develop new strategies and skills 
  • explore and pursue academic and career goals 
  • understand and address individual challenges to employment, academic and interpersonal success 

Apply to the TPE program if you are: 

  • ready to make a change in your life by going back to school 
  • prepared to join a diverse and engaged learning community of adults 
  • self-identify as someone who has faced barriers to education 

Courses in the TPE (A107) program and what participants can expect to learn:  

  • Mattering in Transitions 1 & 2 – students will reflect, make sense of, and share learning, research and practices related to their life and career transitions. Student outcomes include decision-making, planning, and next steps. 
  • Life Skills, Learning and Working with Others, and Community Engagement – will help students develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence.
  • Learning for All, Communicating Across Context, and Speaking with Courage – will help students gain skills in time management, organization, essay writing and presentations.
  • Computer Skills I & II, and Technology for Communication – will help students develop the expertise needed to navigate the digital learning environment.
  • Students in this program can also choose from a wide range of exciting elective. courses such as Writing Your Life, Creative Exploration, Phenomenal Psychology, Sociology and the Medium and the Message: Exploring Media Power and Social Change.


Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Students who complete this program go on to a wide range of employment and educational opportunities depending on their interests and previous experience. Some choose to make a career change, and many go on to other post-secondary programs before seeking employment.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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