An overview of adult education throughout Ontario.
By Steve Brearton
An illustrated infographic titled By The Numbers: Mature Content, an overview of adult education throughout Ontario by Steve Brearton.
The infographic displays the following data: 74% of Ontario school boards offer classes in adult education; 12 of those boards offer French-language programs. The percentage breakdown of students enrolled in adult day schools in 2013 were as follows: 16% were from 18 to 20 years old. 30% were from 21 to 24 years old. 30% were from 25 to 34 years old. 13% were from 35 to 44 years old. 11% were over 45. 62% were female and 38% were male. Formal adult education in Ontario was established in 1830 with the creation of the York Mechanics' Institute. The top reasons adults return to high school are to pursue post-secondary education, to graduate, to find work, for personal achievement and to improve English language skills. 11% of Ontarians aged 25 to 65 do not have a high school diploma or an equivalent. From 1994 to 1995 there were 102,117 students enrolled. From 2010 to 2011 there were 28,148. 68% of students in adult day school live on less than $1,500 a month. In 2012 there were 10,000 adult high school graduates.