Adult High School

Our Adult High School Credit Programs are intended to assist our members and others in the labour movement wishing to obtain individual credits or a complete high school diploma.

An icon graphic symbolizing a bearded adult graduate, wearing a cap and gown, holing a diploma.

Course Info

We offer a supportive, adult-centered environment that recognizes the needs and challenges of working adults that are returning to school. Our commitment is to promote lifelong learning in a progressive and learner-centered environment.

You need 8 Credit in total to Graduate:

  • 2 compulsory credits from Grade 12 English & Math
  • 2 other credits from other Grade 12 classes
  • 4 transfer credits from Grades 9-12 (completed elsewhere or out of province/country)
  • You can also take individual courses to upgrade marks

2023/2024 Winnipeg Classes

If we don’t offer the course you need or you’re looking for classes in your community, we can recommend other Adult Learning Centres.

Semester 1

September 7, 2023 – January 27, 2024

  • Applied Business Technologies
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Essential Math
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Chemistry
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Semester 2

January 30, 2024 – June 15, 2024

  • English Comprehensive
    Mondays & Wednesdays
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Biology
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Essential Math
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Pre-Calculus
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fees & Registration



Free for most and offered in-person at our UFCW Training Centre. There is a charge for International Students.


Free for members at Assiniboine Community College.

All Other Areas

We will reimburse UFCW 832 members for tuition costs with a receipt a proof. Register on your own at your nearest Adult Learning Centre or contact us for help finding one.


In Winnipeg, contact Ans Norman, Education Director to learn more.

In Brandon, contact the Centre for Adult Learning at Assiniboine Community College (ACC).


Why Take Grade 12 Courses?

  • To get your High School Diploma
  • To meet job requirements
  • To get training prerequisites
  • To improve previous grades
  • To learn something new

Who Offers This Program?

The UFCW Training Centre, in partnership with The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology and Assiniboine Community College, offers its members an adult high school credit program that is recognized by the province of Manitoba, universities, community colleges and employers alike. You can take individual courses or work towards your entire diploma.

How Many Credits Can Be Done At Once?

That’s up to you! Your course load will depend on:

  • How busy you are with other responsibilities
  • How much time you want to spend on your courses
  • Most people take one or two courses at a time so that they can complete two or three credits a year. You can also earn credits by doing special projects on your own time or by doing a heritage language exam. Some credits from Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 can be transferred.

Other Ways to Earn Credits . . .

  • Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition – if you already have good computer skills you may be able to earn credit without taking a course. Ask us how!
  • Heritage Language Exams – students who are fluent in a foreign language (other than English or French) may take an exam (written and oral) for credit.
  • Community Service Credit – students may wish to do some community service equivalent to 110 hrs and receive credit for this. This is a project that requires approval by Manitoba Education, Training and Youth, so you are not able to receive credit for previous community service.
  • Student Initiated Projects – students can earn a credit for doing a project of their choice. This too requires the approval of the Department of Adult Education and Literacy. This allows students to explore potential careers they may be considering or just do research on a topic of interest to them.
  • Tutoring – (Winnipeg only) for any students struggling to keep up in their classroom, we can provide tutoring. This service is free to students.

Adult High School Success Stories

A graduation photo with large group of adult students, wearing blue cap and gowns, posing for a formal photo in a classroom.
UFCW Adult High School, class of 2019


Adult High School Graduate

Among the graduates in our Class of 2019 Adult High School grad was UFCW member Robin who works at the Red River Co-op in St. Vital and has been a member since 1986. 

Robin first attended high school nearly 40 years ago but decided it was time to enrol after seeing an article about UFCW’s adult education program. “I’ve always wanted to improve myself,” says Robin, “and have seen others that I work with do really well who have inspired me.”

It wasn’t always easy finding time for school while working full time. Robin says finding time to study was the hardest part for her so she started scheduling time off from work before tests and exams. After being out of school for so many years, taking tests wasn’t easy.

“It is really hard but you can do it, you just have to study every night and don’t let anything distract you,” says Robin.

Math is an easy subject for Robin which meant she could learn from home and just come into the Training Centre to write tests. Without a background in chemistry though, Robin found that class more challenging. She says her classmates made it more fun.

“I loved coming into Chemistry and socializing, asking other students questions etc. I found the only way I could learn was to come into classes because Google just wasn’t cutting it!”

Members like Robin can be inspiring but it can also be a bit intimidating for anyone thinking of going back to school. Robin says her teachers welcomed questions in class, or by email after hours, and she took advantage of the free tutoring offered at the UFCW Training Centre.

The hard work shouldn’t scare anyone off, Robin says she had a lot of fun and made some new friends and would encourage anyone thinking about it to sign up.

“The classes are free and you can get the courses you need to go to college or university. My teacher Ans Norman was very helpful with extra tutoring.” Robin credits Ans Norman, Education Director and UFCW tutor Semhar Ekubmichael for helping her get the credits she needed to complete her studies.

Adult High School Graduates

Hear our members who work in security talk about their experience in Adult High School at the UFCW 832 Training Centre in Winnipeg.