CAEC to replace GED program, will include Indigenous perspectives

The General Education Diploma (GED) program will be replaced by the Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) in the spring of 2024. The GED was developed by Pearson in 2002 and has been used in Canada as a high school equivalency test. However, Pearson recently notified Canadian jurisdictions that they can “no longer support the test due to outdated technology.” The CAEC is being collaboratively developed by the provinces and territories that have opted in to this credential. It will cover the same subject areas as the GED, but will include new Canadian content, including Indigenous perspectives. “Adult education allows Manitobans from all walks of life to access equal opportunities in our growing economy,” said MB Advanced Education and Training Minister Renée Cable. “This is why our government acted swiftly to introduce this new credential as a modern replacement to the GED, so adult education students are able to learn without interruption.”

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