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About Us

Adult Basic Education Association ABEA began in 1983 and was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1986. We are a Governance organization with six directors. Our moral ownership consists of adults and agencies interested in receiving or providing basic education. The ABEA exists to improve the quality of life in the community of Hamilton through the promotion and support of lifelong learning.

We Refer To

  • ABEA Assessment Services
  • literacy and academic upgrading programs
  • adult high school credit courses
  • grade 12 equivalency preparation and testing (GED)
  • distance education courses
  • computer courses
  • job readiness programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
  • Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL)
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes
  • special needs programs
  • college and university programs
  • apprenticeship programs

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