SWAF – School within a Factory

Do you want to earn your high school diploma while working full-time?
SWAF may be the right program for you!

SWAF logo

The SWAF program assists adult students (18yrs+) in earning their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or upgrading credit courses, while remaining full-time employees (particularly in the manufacturing industry).

This unique program:

  • Brings the classroom to the employees
  • Is flexible to accommodate the student’s work schedule and other responsibilities
  • Offers credit courses that have both in-class and independent study components

SWAF student gets his OSSD

Student Success Stories

Read the stories of individuals who enroled in SWAF and earned their high school diploma.

Community Partners

The UGDSB has partnered with Linamar Corporation to bring this program to their employees. One SWAF classroom is located in the north end of Guelph to assist Linamar employees and other full-time employees working in neighbouring companies.

Linamar logo

The UGDSB is also partnering with Musashi Auto Parts Inc. and Dana Incorporated with SWAF classrooms located in Arthur and Mount Forest. In addition to employees of these partner companies, the SWAF Program is currently working on expanding to help other full-time employees working in companies in the communities of Palmerston and Harriston.

Musashi and Dana logos

SWAF teacher Jennifer Watson works with a student

For more information or if you are wishing to enroll in SWAF please contact:

SWAF – Guelph
Jennifer Watson, SWAF Teacher
cell: (519) 400-1639

SWAF – Arthur, Mt. Forest, Palmerston, Harriston
Shelley Bell, SWAF Teacher
cell: (519) 261-0609

Additional Information