Success Stories






-“Starting the program at Gateway is what triggered my confidence to go back to school. I am so thankful for the employees who kindly worked with me, encouraged me, and helped with technical issues when I was able to be in person at the site. Thank you for all you do!”

-“I wanted to be able to read and write for my children, and spell for them and read books and fill out paperwork I get from the school.”

-Tutor: “I am so grateful for the opportunity of giving back to my community. Donating some of my time each week helping my learner improve his reading and writing skills gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. He is even eager to learn computer and typing skills. We try to make it a fun learning experience that keeps him coming back.”

-“I have good news! I am so happy! I passed my drivers test yesterday. I owe Gateway so much. I learn so much English at Gateway. I did my test 3 times in Spanish and failed and now I tried it in English and I passed the test! I got 100 percent!”

-“I had taken courses before but felt they were ploughed through. At Gateway, I liked how I could go at my own pace, take my time and especially enjoyed the way classes were formatted. Fran provided mini goals and I didn’t feel afraid. I never felt stupid and found Gateway a nice pleasant place to come. Because of my experience here, I am not afraid to take courses now. I know there is a Barrie centre but I prefer to come to Gateway because of the staff.”

-“I just wanted to follow up with you to let you know I have successfully secured employment. For your reference several of the courses I completed at Gateway have proven to be useful including the CPR First Aid. Thank you again for your support and assistance.”

-“Really good program. I hope they will keep the program going and come up with funding. The first aid and the food safety program are very informative. I have never done that before. It’s really helpful especially if I am able to get a job in the food department or the health department…even the smart serve – I’m more employable. Keep it going!”

-“Bookmark is a true gem in Midland. Really worth visiting. A good selection of gently used books from many genres. Plus, it supports Gateway Centre for Learning. A win win combo!”