Welcome to ESU

Free upgrading of your reading, writing, math, computer and other skills essential for work, life and learning.
Pre-GED upgrading.


“I like how coming here has made me feel. The [training plan] was made just for me. [The teaching staff] made me feel important, and I value their teaching. I highly recommend ESU.”

Michael [2016]

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ESU is an employment-focused upgrading program that gives adults an opportunity to build the essential skills necessary to engage in the community and the changing world of work.

  • Free!
  • Start any time
  • Learn at your own speed
  • Classes in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge
  • Learn the skills you need by following your own individualized training plan
  • Day or evening classes
  • Bus tickets for eligible students
  • Available for adults 18 years or older