Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 1 SCWI NEWSLETTER Fall 2017 The celebrations surrounding the twentieth anniversary of dual credits in Ontario was more than a landmark. As this issue will show, it was also a launching pad for exciting new programs, ongoing successes and new voices. The Dual Credit program continues to innovate and expand to meet the diverse needs of students on new and existing pathways to success in schools colleges and in their communities. One of the most exciting is support for our entry into a pilot program created for Adult SWAC students.

As it expands our reach, it also offers hope and renewal to young adults who can experience new hope and direction under the guidance of experienced professionals. A recent study of the 3 factors claims that the 3 most important factors leading to happiness are: pleasure, purpose and pride. If that is so, our students are well-served by the dual credit programs. SCHOOL COLLEGE WORK INITIATIVE 2017-2018 Volume 1 | Edition 4 What’s Inside?
Latest stats and data on results of SCWI programs across Ontario
Student Testimonials
Profiles of Beginning SWAC students
New Programs
Report on Adult SWAC
Forums and Activities
New Staff


2 SCWI Fall 2017 What is SCWI? The School College Work Initiative is a cooperative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the wider community, projects have been developed to provide dual credit programs for secondary students through the partnership of secondary schools and colleges. In 2011, a site for RPT chairs and staff was designed, it is available at and

They have recently been overhauled and improved, following extensive input from our 16 RPT’s.

This handy source for RPT and DC information now includes:
Dual Credit Policy & Procedures
SCWI funding requirements and applications
EDCS financial reporting training webinars
SCWI Requirements
Key Dates and Events
DC course codes
Newsletter archive
Plus other valuable information A collaboration of the Council of Directors of Education (CODE) and the Committee of College Presidents (COP), SCWI is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. This website has recently been improved and updated. Check it out at

2017 - 2018 Co-Management Team Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development - Delivery Support, Skills Development Laura Loveridge, Senior Manager (Acting) Ministry of Education - Student Success Policy Branch Marg Connor, Director Pauline McNaughton, Manager Colleges Lynn Casimiro, Vice-présidente à l’Enseignement, La Cité Ron Common, President, Sault College Peter Devlin, President, Fanshawe College MaryLynn West-Moynes, President, Georgian College District School Boards Stuart Miller, Director of Education, Halton DSB Dan Parr, Director of Education, St. Clair CDSB Réjean Sirois, Directeur de l’éducation, CEC du Centre-Est Unité du continuum de l’apprentissage en langue française, Direction des politiques et programmes d’éducation en langue française, Division de l’éducation en langue française, de l’éducation autochtone et de la recherche, Ministère de l’Éducation/Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development et/and Ministère de l’Éducation / Ministry of Education Hélène Grégoire, Chef/Manager CODE/SCWI Frank Kelly, Project Manager, CODE David Armstrong, Project Officer, SCWI


Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 3 85% 85% 85% 86% 87% 88% 89% 89% 88% 79% 80% 80% 81% 86% 87.5% 91% 91% 91% 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Dual Credit Programs Retenon and Success Rates 2008-09 to 2016-17 School years Reten
on Rate Success Rate In 2016-17, expanded learning opportunities through approved Dual Credit programs enabled students to enroll in 20,695 dual credits. 79% of students were in the primary target group of disengaged and underachieving and approximately 3,081 students participated in 96 “School Within a College” programs.

This year, Summer “School Within a College” expanded to 22 programs in English and French with 363 student participants. In 2016-17, the sixteen Regional Planning Teams also received SCWI approval for 117 activities and regional forums. Over 38,800 students, teachers, college faculty and administrators participated in these opportunities.

Highlights from 2016-17 Annually, the Ministry of Education publishes a report on the dual credit program. This report highlights data on the students and the program. The 2015-16 dual credit data at-a-glance report includes information on the success, retention and graduation of dual credit students. The annual Dual Credit Programs School Year Reports can be found at: For twenty years, the School College Work Initiative has continued to bring college and school board staff together to develop Dual Credit programs, activities and forums that increase the engagement of students in their secondary school studies and facilitate the transition to postsecondary learning for thousands of Ontario students.

The growth of the initiative could not have occurred without the commitment and vision of school board and college leaders across this province.


4 SCWI Fall 2017 Meet Our New SCWI Staff Part of what makes SCWI a vibrant and innovative success is due to a constant inflow of new staff who join their experienced counterparts in serving at-risk youth (and recently, adults!) throughout Ontario. Experienced staff ground the program in a history of excellence as new staff bring new ideas and energy to the programs. It’s a great combination. We welcome these new faces and look forward to their input. Jessica Lachance est la nouvelle Gestionnaire des partenariats scolaires au Collège Boréal. En collaboration avec l’EPR3 et l’EPR16, elle gèrera les projets de DRC et les activités de l’IJECT.

Elle a commencé sa carrière comme enseignante au CSPGNO en 2010. Depuis 2016, elle travaille à titre de conceptrice pédagogique pour les cours hybrides offerts par le Collège Boréal. Pendant son temps comme conceptrice, elle a eu l’occasion de collaborer avec plusieurs autres institutions postsecondaires dans la création de cours modernes et innovateurs. Elle a hâte d’entamer cette nouvelle année scolaire et de collaborer avec tous les partenaires de l’IJECT.

Jessica Lachance Coordinatrice EPR 3 & 16 Paul Séguin a débuté sa carrière d’enseignement en 2001. Il enseignait les cours de chimie et mathématiques. Depuis 2008, il porte le titre de coordonnateur de l’apprentissage par expérience pour le Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario. Ces dossiers comprennent : les Majeures Haute Spécialisation, les cours à double reconnaissance de crédit, l’apprentissage par l’expérience (COOP et PAJO), et Destination Réussite volet 1. Cette expérience lui a permis de bien comprendre les dossiers avant d’accepter le poste de Président de l’EPR 3 en septembre 2017.

Paul Séguin Président de l’EPR 3 Paul Caldbick joins Karen Gauthier as the new Co-Chair with Karen Gauthier in RPT 15. Paul brings a long and diverse history of service and commitment to young people in Algoma and the Sault Ste Marie community, where he has worked for many years as a system administrator, vice-principal. language arts head and coordinator of International Baccalaureate programs. In addition, he has served to co-coordinate programs between the Algoma and Huron Superior School Boards, and on community committees for the city of Sault Ste Marie. He brings a wealth of experience and looks forward to this opportunity to work with Karen supporting dual credit programs for Algoma youth.

Paul Caldbick Co-Chair of RPT 15


Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 5 William Howe has been working within the education sector since 2005. In that time, he has drawn on his wealth of experience in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors to become a champion for student pathways and success. William is pleased the be involved with SCWI through Fleming College since 2014. William Howe Co-Chair RPT 6 Patricia Jackson is new to the SCWI team on RPT 8, but experienced in the college system. She has worked at Canadore College in North Bay for over 20 years in various roles.

She spent most of her time as a Program Development Officer in the Part-Time Studies office leading the development of new certificate offerings from inception through to implementation. Currently she works in the Quality Learning, Teaching and Innovation department as a Project Leader where she enjoys managing projects, developing high quality programs, and contributing to quality assurance measures. Her role includes leading pre-apprenticeship programs and working in tandem with program areas to offer entry level apprenticeship options. She admits her favourite role is working collaboratively with RPT 8 on the School College Work Initiative in the North Bay/Nipissing region.

The energy, enthusiasm, and dedication of professionals working together to assist students reach their potential locally and provincially, invigorates her every day. Patricia Jackson RPT 8 Project Leader Karen King worked at Lambton College for approximately 34 years, with 19 of those years in a management position. I have a diploma from Lambton College in Early Childhood Education and a B.A. from the University of Windsor. During my time at Lambton College, I have worked as an Early Childhood Educator, a Consultant, a Supervisor and a Manager in Lambton College’s child care centre. When this child care centre closed in June 2014, I was given the opportunity to manage the School College Work Initiative at Lambton College.

I took over the RPT 10 Chair role in September 2017.

Although it was very difficult to leave the field of Early Childhood Education, I cannot be happier with my position as SCWI Manager. I have been in this position for just over 3 years now, and cannot say enough about this program. Every person within SCWI that I have met has impressed upon me their desire to help the students they work with improve their situation and succeed. SCWI is a program like no other - It changes our students lives for the better, and I am very honoured to be part of that! Karen King Chair of RPT 10


6 SCWI Fall 2017 Is this a Michelin Star restaurant? No! It’s actually the decorated hallway of Rainbow District School Board’s re-engagement high school Barrydowne College, which is located on the Sudbury campus of Cambrian College.

On Wednesday, October 4, students from Barrydowne College who attend the Dual Credit Program at Cambrian College participated in a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - pot-luck style! Both students and staff worked together Barrydowne Bistro: SWAC as a team to create a dinner that would rival the best of 5-star restaurants. After giving thanks and sharing several delicious bites together, students moved on (full bellies in tow) to attend their Dual Credit courses in the afternoon where over 60 students from the SWAC program are registered. The PVNC Catholic School Board loves Dual Credits! A variety of dual credit opportunities exist at each of our secondary schools and three Schools-Within-a-College are located across our region.

Our amazing college partners include Fleming, Durham, Loyalist, and Seneca. A number of dual credits are trades-based at the college, with more than half being team-taught at the secondary school. Culinary, applied math, sheet metal fabrication, plumbing, marketing, and auto are all part of the long history of dual credits in our board while engineering graphics, welding, trip planning, improv, photography, fitness, and aeronautics are newer additions that are really enjoyed by our students. Many of our dual credits also form a hub within a Specialist High Skills Major Program.

From our perspective, dual credit courses are meeting the goals of the School College Work Initiative in an amazing way. At-risk students are experiencing the college Student Success Teacher Reflects on Dual Credit Programs environment, achieving college credits, and are gaining confidence and self-esteem in the process. Regularly, teachers report to me that they are thrilled by the new standard that their students are reaching because of the dual credit experience. Aside from achieving college credits, our students are very inspired by the skills and stories of the college faculty. It is a privilege to have experts from the field guide our students and share the victories and challenges from their own journey.

Furthermore, I am seeing a great deal of best practice sharing between faculty and secondary school teachers throughout this whole process. The discussions about assessment methods and “tricks of the actual trade” within our teacher-faculty partnerships are resulting in dynamic, engaging student experiences.

Alex Duketow, Student Success Consultant ,SHSM, SCWI, SAL, Focus on Youth ,PVNCCDSB


Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 7 In partnership with George Brown College, this summer the TDSB offered two cohorts of the Summer School Within a College (SWAC) program. Summer SWAC provided an opportunity for 41 students from across the district to earn high school and college credits simultaneously at George Brown College’s St. James Campus. Over 90% of the students who enrolled were successful. College and Secondary teachers assisted students in accessing support from the college including Accessibility service supports, Summer SWAC Soars at St.

James on-site counselling and other resource supports. All participating students received a monthly TTC Metropass and daily breakfast. In addition to these supports, each student was registered as a college student with an ID card that provided them with access to many campus facilities. This is simply one of the many SWAC programs across the province that are actively re-engaging students on the journey to successful school experiences, opportunities, personal and professional growth.

We were honoured to have Premier Kathleen Wynn attend the official opening of the Niagara Launch centre on Thursday, October 12th , 2017, where she was able to see team-taught dual credit Math students in action on the shop floor and speak with Mark Iannizzi about the Team Taught math course. The Niagara Catholic District School Board, through RPT 14, currently offers a Team Taught Math Dual Credit at the Niagara Launch Centre. This site provides innovative and creative education, training and inspiration for students in all pathways. Through community connected experiential learning, authentic industry partnerships and realistic work and career opportunities, students from our secondary schools can take automotive, construction, electrical and welding courses.

Using the shop and classroom space provided at the Seaway Mall, in Welland, students have the option of taking a Team Taught Math as well. The use of this site means that the Math taught in the classroom can be easily integrated with the work and projects being completed on the shop floor, just steps away. Secondary Math teacher Mark Iannizzi and Niagara College Professor Jonathan Cairns, teach and collaborate to offer the high school credit MCT4C: Mathematics for College Technology Premier Greets Dual Credit Math Students at Niagara Launch Centre and the college credit MATH1040: Foundational Math Skills for College.

You know, I happen to be someone who doesn’t particularly like math. I think this is a great opportunity and I actually like the class and I actually participate and ask questions. It makes more sense because it is stuff we can use when we are in the shop and how many high school students get to take a college math class?” - Bergen S., current Team Taught math student. “This is definitely the most useable math I have ever done in high school. I use this math daily in my construction coop in the afternoons. It’s really handy. I love being at this site and away from school. I hate school and sitting in classrooms just doing paperwork.

This is great because there is classroom time, but I can handle it here and I know I’m going to use it, probably later that day.” - Alyssa P., current Team Taught math student.


8 SCWI Fall 2017 From the moment that we got approval to do Adult SWAC at St. Clair College’s Chatham Campus, we immediately saw the demand in the area. We had 110 people message us on social media alone to ask to join the program. From there 30 were chosen to be interviewed for our 18 spots. It was certainly a different experience having students chase us to join a school program. We have blocked our schedule so we have congregated Dual Credits on Mondays and Fridays and the secondary work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Adult students also take part in organized volunteer placements to fulfill graduation requirements, participate in team building and leadership training excursions.

We also have weekly guest speakers that focus on career services, employment opportunities and college enrollment.

Our SWAC Retention Coordinator, Elaine Wolting says “The diversity of ages and experiences has been very refreshing. The engagement has been like none other in all my years of teaching. The students definitely want this diploma and need the support to navigate how to enroll in college. The way we designed the program will make that next step to post-secondary so much easier.” What the students are saying... “My first month of adult SWAC has been great. Both the teachers Elaine & Laurie have been both great not only for teaching but for support as well. This program has really boosted myself to get my grade twelve and stick with it until the end.

I am very grateful for this experience.” “In my opinion SWAC is a great place to learn and the teachers are very understanding and know that sometimes Adult SWAC at St. Clair College Off to a Great Start!

life happens. In my first month of class it was very difficult because I was going through a lot of family issues, was depressed and didn’t want to come to school. Everyone was understanding of that and encouraged me to come to school. They are very accepting to everyone; the teachers always have your best interests in mind and try to build a better brighter future after secondary school. They are there to answer questions and to help solve any and all problems you may have. I think SWAC is an excellent course and I'm very grateful to be in the program.” “So thankful that the school has given the opportunity for people over the age of 21 to have another chance at succeeding.

Any other time I have tried to obtain to get my Grade 12; I have failed every time. Being in SWAC I finally have a sense of hope. I look forward to coming to class every day and everyday my confidence is boosted a little bit more and more.” “Adult SWAC has been so awesome and makes it so easy to be productive. I’ve gotten the best marks I’ve ever had before and that makes me feel so great about myself! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this and I know this time I will finally get to graduate.” This first year pilot promises to offer up new and exciting pathways of promise and hope to students across the province.

We remain hopeful that the success of these pilot programs will allow allow adult SWAC to become another permanent part of the dual credit program throughout Ontario.

Adult SWAC has been so awesome and makes it so easy to be productive. I’ve gotten the best marks I’ve ever had...


Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 9 On October 10th , 2017 Humber College hosted more than 150 high school teachers, guidance counselors and student influencers at the first annual Connecting GTA Teachers (RPT 2) Stepping Stones to Post-Secondary forum. This energetic and interactive one-day forum raised awareness about the many nontraditional pathways that are available to high school students. Some of the GTA’s most influential gatekeepers of dual credit and OYAP programs took part in information sessions and experiential learning in order to enhance their understanding and increase the dual credit and OYAP footprint along with increasing post-secondary participation of their students.

Information sessions included: Accessible Learning Services, OYAP: Apprenticeship Programs, Stepping Stones: (AU, GAS, Foundations Programs), The New OSAP: Grants and Loans and lastly, Transfers and Pathways Calling on some of Humber’s best Professors, experiential learning sessions included Applied Psychology in our Hives Stepping Stones to Success at Humber classroom, Chemistry session, Creative Arts: Improv, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Cook and Bake, with the making of pumpkin chocolate truffles in the state-of-the-art Culinary Lab.

Feedback from the event has been incredibly positive and we thank Adriana DeLuca, RPT 2 Coordinator, for her wonderful organization of the event, our College and School Board Partners, SCWI, and most importantly the attendees who made the event such a success.

In support of transition planning to post-secondary education and careers, students participated in two full day Standard First Aid @ CPR training sessions at George Brown College and Humber College. Standard First Aid & CPR Training @ SWAC From the training agency’s website: “Medical emergencies can be a frightening experience for a rescuer... that’s why Workplace Medical Corp’s training approach breaks down First Aid/CPR processes into simple and memorable step-by-step sequences. And because our instructors are emergency professionals, they use realistic scenarios and their own front-line experience to create learning that sticks.” The students were not only enthusiastic learners, they had the opportunity to learn (or renew) this valuable and potentially life-saving training.

I now feel I can handle college. I plan on applying to the Early Childhood Education Program next Fall.” Our Students Speak


10 SCWI Fall 2017 Students from LDSB, UCDSB and ALCDSB participated in a six week course twice a week to learn about a number of trades. Students were able to spend two days in each of the following trades, Millwright, Brick and Stone, Carpentry, Welding and Plumbing. These Taste of the Trades – Kingston Campus sessions were all hands on and the students participated in a number of projects. We hope that some of these students may choose one of the trades for an Apprenticeship or further dual credits.

These are pictures from the Carpentry Shop. Reading, Writing and SWAC at St. Lawrence College with Limestone District School Board has been off to a great start this fall. We have students enrolled in their choice of Makeup, Taste of the Trades, and Developmental Psychology who are completing their high school Math and English credits. Students are also working toward a co-op credit and had the option of enrolling in a physical education credit thanks to the YMCA membership they received as SWAC participants.

We are coming to the end of our Grade 12 English credit block and are planning a trip to Chapters to celebrate student success in creating a vibrant reading life. Students have read multiple novels and are becoming more engaged in selected and recommending books to each other. The nice September weather also provided Reading, Writing and SWAC at St. Lawrence/ Limestone opportunities to workoutside and share our creative writing in the adjacent town park. On Friday October 6th , SWAC attended the College Fair at SLC. This lead to a high-energy day of visiting college presenters followed by future planning.

It was very encouraging to see a class of previously disengaged learners eagerly looking up program descriptions and course requirements. Fall SWAC at SLC is looking forward to the rest of the semester!

I would recommend Dual Credits to other students because it’s important to know what courses you want... this has helped me to transition to post-secondary because I am not as nervous...” Our Students Speak

Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 11 REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM 1 Cambrian Secondary School/ College Strategic Planning Committee PARTNERS: Sudbury Catholic District School Board | Rainbow District School Board | Cambrian College FORUMS “Cambrian Horizons” – A College Experience for Indigenous Youth Four-day college experience for First Nation, Métis, Inuit students and their chaperones from remote communities who stay in the college’s residences.

They participate in workshops profiling college programs, social events that highlight life in a larger city, and cultural activities that introduce the support services available to Indigenous students.

Dual Credit Teacher Forum This event will bring together college instructors, college staff, guidance counselors, secondary school staff, and dual credit teachers. This year we will have a special presentation by Kristina Rivard-Gobbo and Debbie Digby entitled “Promoting Growth Mindset and Resiliency: Students Dealing with Mental Health Issues”. This forum is a great way to continue to strengthen the relationships that we have with our partners and is packed full of useful information including a presentation about Pathways to post-secondary education; a workshop about the basics of dual credits for our new to dual credit participants; a scavenger hunt to help participants step into the shoes of a dual credit student during the first few weeks of classes; a ‘class’ presentation by a course teacher to shed light on what the students are learning; and we will also provide networking opportunities.

ACTIVITIES Technology Day with Elementary School Students During this full-day event, 150 Grade 7 and 8 students participate in fun and engaging activities designed to spark interest in technology careers through the offering of several interactive and hands-on workshops. Easing the Transition for Students with Disabilities This full-day workshop is for students from grade 11 and 12 from special education classes within our two school boards as well as students identified through IPRC and have an IEP. The focus is on students that will be registering in a dual credit or for students who have expressed an interest in taking a dual credit.

Our staff from the Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services will meet with all the students to talk about the many services available throughout the facility. They will be taken on a tour to learn of the many adaptive tools and programs/services that are available. The students will be broken up into groups in the afternoon for workshops that pertain to their personal needs.

Connecting Science/Technology and College Pathway As part of the Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program, student representatives from Cambrian College will visit grade 7 and 8 classrooms to deliver hands-on science and technology workshops related directly to the grade 7 and 8 curriculum in order to spark interest in science and technology. The benefits of this program include: an appreciation for science in everyday life; the opportunity to participate in “real world” science; the experience of innovative activities; and the opportunity to interact with positive role models.

Dual Credit Information Session for FNMI students This activity is geared towards self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

Students will be bussed to the College from their local high schools and served a complimentary lunch. Students will participate in a tour of the Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services and meet with the advisors of the Centre. They will also participate in an interactive activity with the staff. A presentation on dual credits will occur and there will be an opportunity for students to have their questions answered with regards to dual credits. Parents as Career Coaches Information Session for Parents of students in grades 7 and 8. This forum would involve two sessions - the first with parents only and the second with parents and their children.

Parents will be provided with the tools and information to support their child through career clarification and course selection during high school that will help with PSE pathways. Tools will include discussion, hands on activities and computer based learning. Parents will be encouraged to return with their children for the second session. They will follow up on the learning from Week 1 with a totally interactive evening of discussion and activities. We will be hosting one session locally and one session for our rural schools in their location. DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS College Connection I – 3 deliveries – two at Cambrian College, and one at Espanola High School In this course, students will examine the skills and techniques that can lead to success in college.

By examining and applying a variety of strategies known to improve learning, students will discover which are most relevant and useful, and how mastering them can positively help future studies. In addition, students will be provided with the opportunity to improve self-awareness and to set goals. Math Foundations – Team-Taught This course has been designed to offer an opportunity to At Risk, Disengaged Students with the potential to succeed, to successfully complete a math credit that will better prepare them for further studies in the trades. This model will be delivered at Cambrian’s campus in our SWAC, operated by Rainbow District School Board, in a team-taught delivery model.

Although this course will be delivered through our SWAC, we will also provide this course option to students from both Boards and from other secondary schools who wish to participate.

Exploring Personal Support Worker In this course students will, through the use of an experiential approach, focus on the skills necessary to communicate effectively and to think constructively. The concept of caring will be used as a basis to explore helping relationships, interviewing skills, and group dynamics. Students will be introduced to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice with regards to the development of a Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship as a learning model. Introduction to Business In this course, students will develop an understanding of the overview of activities performed by various departments of a business organization.

The course will cover many of the key concepts required by students to be a success in a business organization as well as to apply the principles of effective customer service to both internal and external clients.

Exploring Art and Design In this course, students will develop an overview of art and design career options through a process of portfolio development. Students will discover the various skills required for the variety of careers available in the art and design professions. The students will work on projects spanning the continuum from traditional arts and crafts to leading edge technical applications using digital media. Exploring Early Childhood Education In this course, students will examine the principles of creating indoor and outdoor learning environments. Students will also identify specific inclusions for both indoor and outdoor play.

An important component in the development of creative learning environments is the child’s play. Students will examine the historical understandings of play and stages of play in detail.

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12 SCWI Fall 2017 Exploring Corrections In this course, students will examine community-based programs for both adult and young persons from alternatives to incarceration to conditional release and the impact of public attitudes on support for such programs. Emphasis is also given to victims, restorative justice and the process of reintegration for special offender populations. Students will also have an opportunity to assess career alternatives through discussions with guest speakers from the community corrections system.

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) and Welder – Level 1 Apprenticeship This program will focus on the skills required for Metal Fabricator (Fitter) and Welder common core with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students are able to explore the trade or register through OYAP as a Level 1 apprentice. Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Equipment – Level 1 Apprenticeship This program focuses on the skills required for Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Equipment common core with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students are able to explore the trade or register through OYAP as a Level 1 apprentice.

General Carpenter – Level 1 Apprenticeship Completion of this program will provide students with two secondary school credits as well as the basic in-school Level 1 training of the apprenticeship. This program will focus on the skills required in carpentry with an emphasis on hands-on skills development. Students are able to explore the trade or register through OYAP as a Level 1 apprentice. Videography – Team Taught – 1 delivery – Bishop Alexander Carter Secondary School The goal of this dual credit option is to introduce students to videography. Students will learn to shoot, light and edit video to create a variety of forms of video storytelling.

This dual credit links to the Arts and Culture, Visual Arts and Communication, and Business SHSM programs. This course will be offered in one of our school board partner schools in the Winter semester and will be offered in one of our other school board partner schools in the Winter semester. Introduction to Health Sciences In this course, students will develop a basic understanding of the health care system and the various professions in the multi-disciplinary health care team. This program allows students to explore various health science programs including: Medical Radiation Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, and Physical Fitness and Leisure Management.

Exploring Physical Fitness and Leisure In this course, students will be introduced to the principles of wellness and physical fitness used to develop and improve the components of physical fitness. In this regard, students are given exposure to a general overview of physical fitness, the basic design and delivery of “instructor led” fitness classes, and the principles, practice, and design of selected aerobic exercise programs including walking, running, jogging, cycling, and swimming. This course serves as an initiation into some of the practical problems and solutions of designing and delivering effective exercise programs.

Students are given a considerable amount of time for hands-on experience in putting together and applying their own exercise routines. Applied Technology In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop technical skills that will serve as a strong basis for successful entry into today’s trades and technology environments. This introductory course will combine theoretical and hands-on training, with an emphasis on workplace safety. Students will be trained on the proper usage of various hand and power tools, while studying topic areas that include an overview of gear and lever systems, combustion engines and truss design for buildings and bridges.

Personal Finance In this course, students will develop a robust understanding of financial selfmanagement. Personal finance comprises a broad range of topics such as understanding banks and banking, interest rates and loans, creating a budget, saving for retirement and using credit wisely. Understanding money management will ensure students live well today, and be able to build a secure financial future. Lighting In this course, students will be provided a comprehensive introduction to the use of Entertainment Lighting equipment, including the hanging, focusing and maintenance of various types of lighting instruments.

Students will focus on Electrical Safety and Safe Working Practice while learning the electrical path-including patching, circuitry, dimmers, control systems and the mechanics of executing a lighting plan. In addition, students will examine electrical cables and adapters, lamps, lenses and auxiliary equipment. In this course, students will focus on becoming proficient as members of the Lighting Crew, with a major emphasis on Hanging and Focusing skills.

Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions In this course, students will become familiar with the nature of addiction and mental health disorders and the issues that are consistent with a Concurrent Disorder. They will examine the factors that put people at risk, the effect on the individual and the family, the various treatment options, and the rights of individuals under the law. Ethics Diversity In this course, students will study ethics and diversity from a practical perspective. Students will discuss the importance of morals and values and how they relate to leadership in law enforcement.

Ethical dilemmas will be examined and students will be able to systematically make defendable decisions when faced with complicated ethical matters. Contemporary issues relating to ethical issues will be discussed. In the second half of this course, students will develop an awareness of the scope of diversity within the Canadian population. Students will acquire an introductory level of knowledge that will assist them while interacting with a diverse group of people, in a law enforcement role.

Media and Current Events In this course, students will examine the scope and impact of the mass media – the press, advertising, television, music, gaming, the internet and social media – on individuals and on society. Students will discuss and analyze the news and current events reflected within these various mediums. Cross-Cultural Understanding In this course, students will gain an understanding of the theory and the terminology used to explore the nature and interrelationship of all cultures. Through the exploration of their own personal culture, and by examining external cultural forces, students will better comprehend the dynamic nature of Canadian culture.

Communicating with people of different cultures is a challenge in any cross-cultural interaction. A variety of communications exercises will help to improve cultural competence. People from other cultures come with their own ways of thinking, acting and interpreting the world based on their own unique cultural perspectives. By sharing ideas, experiences, perspectives and perceptions, students will gain an appreciation of the way other cultures work and determine the themes common to all cultures. To adapt and respond to others appropriately are skills that will enhance any social relationship.

Trades Practice Applications – 2 deliveries, one in Fall and one in Winter for Adult Dual Credits In this course, students will be introduced to the tasks and responsibilities modern automotive service technicians face. They will engage in safe working practices and they will identify and correct safety hazards encountered in automotive service facilities. Students will be introduced to fasteners, bearings and seals, precision measuring, fastener torque theory and related procedures. Finally, they will identify and use hand tools, Oxyacetylene torches and specialty automotive tools with practical “hands on” exercises in a state of the art shop environment.

Entrepreneurship – Adult Dual Credit In this course, students will be introduced to the key elements in the development of a business opportunity. Students will explore how to investigate and develop the key ingredients of a successful business plan.

SCHOOL WITHIN A COLLEGE Barrydowne College (SWAC) Students who have become disengaged from the traditional methods of education will benefit from the Rainbow District School Board’s SWAC program being offered in partnership with Cambrian College within the Barrydowne campus. This alternative setting, with small class sizes and individualized curriculum, focuses on active

Discover SCHOOL I COLLEGE I WORK at: Program I Fall 2017 I 13 learning practices, the development of critical thinking skills and hands-on activities. Students in this program are encouraged to participate in dual credit programming as it provides smooth transition into college due to their current presence at Cambrian.

Contact: Renee Scott, Cambrian College 705-566-8101, ext. 6260 REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM 2 Connecting GTA Teachers Regional Planning Team PARTNERS: Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board | Halton Catholic District School Board | Halton District School Board | Peel District School Board | Toronto District School Board | Toronto Catholic District School Board | Upper Grand District School Board | York Region District School Board | York Catholic District School Board | Centennial College | Georgian College | George Brown College | Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Seneca College | Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning FORUMS 2.11 – CGTAT - Stepping Stones to Post Secondary Forum As a next step in the evolution of raising awareness with our school communities, CGTAT proposes a forum for a wider range of teachers.

We aim to reach the gatekeepers to our dual credit programs in order to increase understanding and ultimately increasing the dual credit footprint of our large school boards. The forum will provide opportunities for teachers to participate in workshops regarding dual credit models and recruitment, along with college transition programming. ACTIVITIES 2.0 GBC – College Experience Days – Reaching Ahead with multi boards George Brown College will host a series of College Experience Days involving approximately 675 students and teachers during the year. Each event will showcase a variety of college programs, services, and potential career opportunities and will include highly interactive “hands-on” workshops throughout the day with College students and faculty.

During each event, visiting students will hear directly from current College students addressing their own experiences and future career plans. In addition, College student ambassadors will provide in-depth tours of facilities, including all our six campus locations to expose visiting students to the range of programs available; from Health Sciences at the Waterfront campus, to Early Childhood Education at our Ryerson Campus, to our Theater-School of Performing Arts located at the Distillery District, to the School of Makeup & Aesthetics and the Aboriginal Centre at the St. James Campus, to the Technology programs at our Casa Loma campus.

2.13 – HUMB – “Access Pilot” – Students/Parents Access Pathways (NEW) This activity highlights opportunities, pathways, and resources in order to provide smooth transition to postsecondary.This activity is for grade 7 to 10 students and their parents. By strategically exposing students and their parents to an array of educational opportunities, students and parents will shift their mindset from anxiety and uncertainty about potential careers to optimism about their postsecondary future. Humber College has a number of foundations and pathway programs that are designed specifically for students who are uncertain about their future education and are having difficulty deciding on a future career path.These programs are designed to alleviate the anxiety of figuring out what a student wants to do and exposes them to an array of options so that they can find their passion.

2.14 GBC – Exploring Technology for Grades 7 and 8 with multi boards Exploring Technology in the City will be an exciting day-long event for Grade 7 and 8 students that will allow them to explore the different career opportunities in technology and the trades with an emphasis on how important math is in these careers. As part of the event, there will be different student interactive activities throughout the day and students will have the opportunity to interact with current students and faculty, while seeing student projects first-hand. Students will also hear about today’s environmental concerns, and gain a better understanding of how they will have an impact in their future careers.

Hands-on activities include carpentry, coin stamping, solar panels, micro-processing, pipe cutting, AutoCAD and virtual welding.

2.24 HUMBER – Camp Choice – Aboriginal Program with multi boards 1 day on campus college experience camps for 100 Grade 7 and 8 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, teachers and parents/guardians. Through hands-on experiential activities these camps will expose and inform students, teachers, parents/guardians about college programs, apprenticeships and career opportunities. The camp will provide an opportunity to introduce and/or reinforce awareness by integrating Aboriginal knowledge and culture by, for example, utilizing nature (campus ponds, wetlands, gardens). Specialized labs with a focus on Math, Language, Science and Technology will also be used to demonstrate where these skills can lead.

2.26 HUMBER – College Experience Days with TCDSB + TDSB + YCDSB Humber will host at least five College Experience days at our North Campus and Lakeshore Campuses – involving approximately 840 students and teachers during the year. Each event showcases various college programs, services and potential career opportunities and involves highly interactive, “hands-on” workshops throughout the day. Workshops involve approximately 25 participants each, allowing excellent interaction in skill-building exercises. College student ambassadors also provide student-student interactions as well as tours of facilities, assisting and guiding students throughout their experience.

2.34 SENECA – Exploring Pathways with multi boards The Exploring Pathways provides disengaged students from six of Seneca’s partnering school boards (TDSB, TCDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, DPCDSB, PDSB) with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of sector specific careers and college programs. The primary target groups of students for this activity are those students who are disengaged and underachieving but who have the potential to succeed. This includes students who are enrolled in alternative education programs and those students who do not see the connection between high school and their preferred future.

Many secondary students believe that post-secondary is out of reach and many students lack a thorough understanding of the multitude of college options available to them in Ontario. Therefore, through collaboration with Seneca’s Degree and Transfer Office and the College’s Liaison team, the purpose of this activity will be to highlight a variety of college pathways.

2.35 SHERIDAN – Spotlight Sheridan with multi boards Spotlight Sheridan offers Grade 7 and 8 students, teachers and parents a day of interactive workshops across various disciplines including business, health sciences, technology and IT to promote awareness of college education, including degree and diploma options, as well as potential career paths. This activity provides a brief orientation to college and campus life. It will be held at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton. 2.36 SHER – Testing the Trades Testing the Trades is an exciting day-long event for Grade 7 and 8 students that will allow them to explore the different career opportunities in the trades with an emphasis on how important math is in these careers.

This student-centered activity will provide early exposure to College and Apprenticeship programs in the trades and provide an understanding of the pathways to college and apprenticeship programs. It will be held at the Skills Training Centre in Brampton at the Davis campus. 2.38 YRDSB – PSTT (Promoting Skilled Trades & Technology) with YCDSB This Activity is for Grade 7 and 8 students. Students experience a day at a college, following experiential classroom lessons on trades and technologies, self-advocacy and careers at their home schools. On the college visit, they explore technology through hands-on tasks related to the trades.

College students and instructors guide them through a variety of learning experiences while raising their awareness of programming and opportunities at college. Students are taught to work with materials and some equipment.