What is it?
The General Development Test (GDT) was developed to measure the general skills required to succeed in vocational training.
If a student, 18 years of age or older (as of June 30th), does not meet the prerequisites for admission to a vocational training program, they can pass the General Development Test (GDT) and be eligible to enroll in the program of their choice. The combination of a GDT and specific prerequisites may vary depending on the vocational training program.
The GDT is a multiple-choice exam, offered in English. The concepts evaluated include but are not limited to:
Where is it offered?
General Development Tests (GDT) are offered at the following centres and can be administered anytime throughout the school year:
If you do not have a high school diploma, and are 16 years of age and over, you could obtain an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS) through taking a TENS exam. It gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your equivalent skills, abilities and knowledge and thus may facilitate access to certain jobs and programs.
TENS are offered at the following centres and can be administered anytime throughout the school year:
This Attestation does not replace your Secondary High School Diploma. It qualifies you for an admission into the vocational education studies.
If you are interested in the General Development Test (GDT) or the TENS, contact one of our academic counselors to see if this option is right for you.