Programs for Adult Learners

Our CALP team will help you set learning goals that make sense for YOUR life and learning goals. We offer flexible programs that meet your needs, in a safe and welcoming learning space.

Our Partners

Alberta Education Community Learning Network


Basic Computers Bootcamp (Mayerthorpe - Winter 2023)

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Bring your own laptop or use one of ours!

These sessions are designed for people learning Windows PCs, Microsoft Word, and basic email functions.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Knowledge of Computers
    • Important vocabulary
    • Common hardware and accessories
    • Operating systems and applications
  • File Management
    • Types of computer drives
    • Basic file management
    • Copy, move, delete, and rename files/folders
    • File explorer and searching
  • Word Processing
    • Create a document
    • Save, retrieve, and print documents
    • Formatting a document (fonts, margins headers, footers, etc.)
  • Email
    • Send, Reply, Forward
    • Attachments
    • Email folders
    • Email etiquette for work and personal use
  • Basic Troubleshooting and Problem-solving

When: January 17 - February 20
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm every Tuesday

Where: Mayerthorpe Public Library
4601 52 Street, Mayerthorpe, AB

Cost: $60.00

Space is limited so pre-registration is required!

Register here:

English Conversation Café (Winter 2023)


The ESL Conversation Café is a safe place where adults from all backgrounds can practice speaking and listening in English, learn new vocabulary, and make friends in the community.

Each week, small groups will choose a topic to discuss, and our experienced English teacher will help lead the conversation.

When: Janiuary 9 - May 1, 2023
Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Whitecourt and District Public Library

5201 49 Street, Whitecourt

New participants are always welcome, but you must register in advance.

The cost is $100.00 for 16 sessions.

We can help you with the fees. Just give us a call!

Call or text Odette at 780-220-6460 to learn more about how we can help, and the supports that are available to you!

Registration is required for these sessions, as space is limited!

Register here:

GED Prep Course: Online Anytime with In-Person Tutoring Support

Start this course anytime, work with the online materials and setup one-on-one help sessions with the NorQuest instructor and/or a local tutor.

Focus on developing and improving your writing, reading, science, social studies, and math skills. You can also practise various GED assessment tests to help you feel more comfortable in a timed testing environment.

Cost: $297.50

*Funding or a bursary may be available to help with the cost.
Local Tutoring and Tech Support Available

We will support you with in-person tutoring, access to a Chromebook if needed, study space and more – all at no extra cost to you!
To Register:

Call: 780-778-3691
Text: 780 220-6460

One-on-one Tutoring

Adult students (18 years and older) are paired with a trained tutor who can help you improve your reading, writing, math, or help you with basic computer and digital skills. Tutoring for new speakers of English (ESL/ELL) is also available.

Each tutor and student pair will work one-on-one, at their own pace, on your goals in reading, writing, math or English Language Learning.

Gain confidence, develop and strengthen your skills at your own pace, and open doors to new learning, community and employment opportunities.

New participants are always welcome!


To Register:

Call: 780-778-3691
Text: 780 220-6460

*If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please see the "Become a Tutor" page for more information.

Registration Deadline: Ongoing

Hours: 2 hours a week for at least 6 months

Cost: FREE

To register for a course call or text us at 780.220.6460, email us at or fill out our contact form.

Our Programs:

Adult Literacy (Reading, Writing, Document Use)

Want to improve your reading or writing? Need to feel more confident understanding and filling out forms?

Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join a small informal group to improve your literacy so you feel more confident to:

  • Read and understand important safety information, policies and procedures, fill out forms or take on more responsibility at work
  • Read with your kids, grandkids and other important children in your life
  • Understand and fill out forms for school, doctor’s office, or government services

Math and Numeracy

Whether you want to improve your math skills to help out with homework, manage your family budget, or you need it for work, the CALP at NorQuest can help.

We can offer classes or pair you with a tutor to build your skills and confidence with:

  • Whole numbers, addition, subtraction
  • Multiplication, and division
  • Fractions and decimals

GED Prep and Returning to Learning

Are you thinking about going back to school? The Community Adult Learning Program at NorQuest can help you set yourself up for success.

  • Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join small informal study groups to practice and improve the skills you need to get ready for a return to formal education
  • Take a blended GED prep course, with face-to-face personal support at our Whitecourt campus. Find the right combination of online, independent study, and personal support to prepare you for the GED tests
  • Get information about formal education opportunities, how to access them, and get the skills you need to succeed

English Language Learning

The Community Adult Learning Program at NorQuest can help you improve your English. Work one-on-one with a tutor, or join a small informal group to:

  • Practice your conversational English
  • Learn English for the workplace
  • Study English to help you connect with your community (school, doctor, government, volunteer opportunities…)

See yourself here.

Through career-focused education and exceptional student services, we create opportunities for people from all walks of life that will have a lasting impact on Alberta and its people. At NorQuest, we aim higher and go further to ensure your success and that you have the skills to enhance the quality of life for you, your family, and your community.

We welcome you at any stage of learning to find your place here.

We are always looking for people who are interested in helping adult learners   

Providing learning opportunities for all. We provide access to adult education in Edmonton and the surrounding region

Visit to learn more.

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