Graduation Ceremony April 17, 2013


On April 17, 2013, Working Skills Centre celebrated the commencement of the 2012 Medical Reception, Administrative Assistant with Desktop Publishing, Office Clerk & Accounting Clerk diploma program graduates. Amongst friends, family and WSC Staff, the evening began with the march of Graduates followed by a singing of the National Anthem.  Master of Ceremonies Isaura Rodriguez opened the evening with words describing what it is like to be a part of WSC and brought a steady flow to the evening’s events.

The evening progressed with musical performances by Soamwattee Sharma, Elizabeth Graham-Rowe, Marina Anthonypillai and a poem read by Jacqueline Campbell.  Both Maria Chatzigoula, Medical Reception Graduate, & Elizabeth Graham-Rowe, Office Clerk Graduate, provided exceptional and emotional speeches to the current graduating class that brought tears of joy and understanding of what it meant to be a Graduate at this stage in everyone’s lives. Maria & Elizabeth expressed their gracious gratitude of what it meant be a part of this journey that is Working Skills Centre.

The graduates were presented with their diplomas and the festivities continued with the ceremonial cake cutting and raffle draw for great prizes provided by volunteers and graduates. Diana Mazzone, Social Media Coordinator, provided closing remarks courtesy of Ansuya Chetty that thanked the volunteers and staff who engineered this event and left the graduating class with inspiring words to set them off on their journey.

WSC wishes all of its 2012/2013 graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors.

GMETRIX Frequently Asked Questions

We offer certification vouchers for both the single and retake exams; any exam purchased from WSC is bundled with an hour access to the GMETRIX (SMS) performance-based testing program.

If the candidate purchases a voucher from another provider they must pay a Proctor Fee.

Would I simply make an appointment at your centre at some time during the 90 day period and write the exam there? What is your cancellation policy?

Yes, all you would need to do is make an appointment and write the exam in our testing centre. All fees are paid at the time of the booking. We accept Credit Card, Debit Card, Personal Cheque and Cash.

Also, do you offer any exam preparation resources or courses?
Absolutely, yes!  We have cutting edge software by GMetrix which helps boost a candidates test taking skills and confidence by providing tests and working against the clock in a similar format to the actual certification exam.

GMetrix Skills Management System (SMS) is a performance-based testing program that can be used for identifying areas of need for training in preparing for a certification exam. Practise tests are available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access titles and are designed to complement the Microsoft Certification exams by providing tests in a similar format to the actual exams. A scored report with areas for review is available to the candidate after completing a practise test.

MOS Certification Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy.

When a Microsoft candidate schedules an exam with our testing centre at a specific time and day, a seat is reserved for that candidate, at which time the time and date is taken out of the scheduling and registration system.

Working Skills Centre implements cancellation and rescheduling fees for Microsoft candidates that cancel or reschedule their testing appointment with less than a 5-day notice.

Q: When is the rescheduling / cancellation fee applied?

A: There is no charge to reschedule or cancel bookings that are 6 or more days from the date of original booking. However, any rescheduling/cancellations less than 6 days to the date of original booking will be assessed a fee.

Q: Does the 5 days include the day of the call and the exam date?

A: Yes, that 1 day include the day of the call. For example, a candidate scheduled for 15-March must call Working Skills Centre on or before 10-March.

Q: Are weekends counted in the 5 days?

A: Yes, weekends are counted in the 5 days as well as local holidays.

Q: What if I call in 6 days prior to the test date; will I be charged a rescheduling/cancellation fee?

A: No, the rescheduling fee will not be charged. Only candidates that call with less than 5 days’ notice will be charged the rescheduling fee.

Q: How much will the fee be for rescheduling and cancellation?

A: Rescheduling and cancellation fee $35

Q: I used a voucher for my original booking. How do I pay for the rescheduling/cancellation fee?

A: If you paid by Cheque, Debit or Credit Card, please let us know at the time of the cancellation/Rescheduling to make proper arrangements. Your credit card will be charged the fee and will appear on your credit card statement as a Working Skills Centre fee.

Q: What if my cancellation or rescheduling is due to a personal or medical emergency?

A: If you are forced to cancel or reschedule due to personal hardship, accident or illness we will require a medical / police report.

Q: If I cancel after having paid the rescheduling/cancellation fee, will my refund include the rescheduling/cancellation fee?

A: You will receive the amount paid for the exam. The reschedule/cancellation fee will not be refunded.

Q: Am I able to reschedule my booking at our testing center?

A: Yes, you may reschedule at our testing center.

Q: Are there any exceptions to the reschedule/cancellation fee?

A: Yes, free exams for Microsoft employees and free beta exams are exempt from the reschedule/cancellation fee. Candidates are still required to reschedule/cancel at least 1 business day prior to their appointment. You will need to contact our Testing Center directly in order to reschedule without the fee in these cases only.



MOS Certification






Microsoft® Office Specialists prove themselves. Whether professionally, academically, or personally, Microsoft® Office Specialist certifications prove you have the skills to succeed.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the credential required by academia and business, recognized globally as the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office systems.

  • In academia, MOS promotes success in the class room for students and instructors, and prepares students for an increasingly competitive workforce.
  • For business, MOS maximizes office productivity and efficiency for the organization and increases job satisfaction and heightens career achievement among employees.
  • In workforce development, MOS prepares and places job candidates, ensuring they possess the skills employers require.

Microsoft® Office Specialists are a part of a global community of distinguished achievers. This Microsoft credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the 2007 standard of the world’s foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market.

Monday-Thursday  9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
(exams can be administered by appointment only)

to enroll please contact
Marina at 416-703-7770 x 206

Academy of Computer & Employment Skills has partnered with GMetrix to offer exam-focused testing to help you be successful in passing your MOS exam. The MOS practice test products map directly to exam objectives and offer in-application test experience so you’re fully prepared to pass your Office exam Overview of Test features:

• Practice tests map to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam objectives
• All tests are in-application or performance-based simulations to provide the best assessment of real-world experience
• All tests have both a testing and a training mode providing step-by-step help on each question
• Progress at own pace, save test to resume later, return to skipped questions
• Detailed, printable score report highlighting areas requiring further review

Single- $100
Retake- $125

Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification:
(One Exam = One Certification):
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Excel Expert
Microsoft Word Expert
Version 2010, 2007

For detailed information please contact