Spring 2020 Volume 1 | Edition 6 - The School College Work Initiative

Spring 2020 Volume 1 | Edition 6 - The School College Work Initiative
Spring 2020
Volume 1 | Edition 6

The Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the SCWI newsletter is unique. It looks back to an academic year of ongoing
innovation, activities, forums and programs that clearly show the ongoing opportunities for students to excel in
the wide range of dual credit programs. It looks forward to the remarkable responses of educators and instructors
in those same schools and colleges to shift programming online, retool and re-imagine how their students could
continue to thrive once the pandemic struck. Professionals rose to many challenges and worked closely with
Ministry officials to secure the best possible outcomes for students from every level of need and opportunity. One
of the clearest evidences of this creativity and adaptability was the Symposium Executive’s ability to transform the
annual Symposium into an on-line experience!
The courage, creativity and dedication of all are documented within. Please note that all programs listed within
will be subject to change, delay or modification depending on the rulings of our government, the Ministry and the
direction of the Medical Officer of Health.

Within this issue, you will find:
• Innovations, challenges and opportunities from RPT’s
• The collaborative and responsive work of the Ministry to support students and educators through
  the shut-down
• The amazing story of how our symposium morphed in 2 short months from an annual gathering
  at Humber College to a digital online opportunity!
• Testimonials from students and teachers alike about their experiences in dual credit programs
• Summary data that drives SMART Goals, decision-making and success across the province.
• The ongoing success of motivated female students in non-traditional roles in all areas of
  endeavor and opportunity
• Ongoing and new opportunities for young
  and adult learners to learn and apply skills
  in technology and trades

All programs here are subject to school board and college re-openings as determined by the province and the medical office of health.
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2019 – 2020                                                              Student Excitement about
Co-Management Team                                                       Welding at St. Lawrence College
                                                                         St. Lawrence College increased the number of seats
Ministry                                                                 available for welding during the 2019-2020 school year.
Bill Swift, Manager                                                      Students with the Upper Canada District School Board
  Apprenticeship Branch, Ministry of Labour, Training and                are very grateful.
  Skills Development                                                     “I want to take a dual credit because I love to work with
Pauline McNaughton, Director (A)                                         my hands. I want to experience college and I heard this
  Skills Development and Apprenticeship Branch, Student                  welding program is awesome. It will help me get a red
                                                                         seal also.”
  Achievement Division, Ministry of Education
                                                                         “I am planning on entering the trades as a career and I
Angelika Kerr, Manager (A)
                                                                         am also part of a SHSM program. Everything I can learn
  Skills Development and Apprenticeship Branch, Student                  will help me now and in the future.”
  Achievement Division, Ministry of Education
                                                                         “I would like to take a dual credit course because it is
Luc Davet, Director                                                      a hands-on course and I like that. I may end up going
  French-Language Education, Policies and Programs Branch                into a trade and would like to try out a couple before I
  French-Language Teaching, Learning and Achievement Division            decide, and this is a great opportunity to help with that.”
  Ministry of Education/Ministry of Colleges and Universities            Thanks to St. Lawrence College for providing this
                                                                         wonderful opportunity.
Lise Bourgeois, Présidente, La Cité
Kathleen Lynch, President, Confederation College
David Fulford, VP Research & Policy, Colleges Ontario

District School Boards
Terry Lyons, Director of Education,Windsor-Essex CDSB
Stuart Miller, Director of Education, Halton DSB
François Turpin, Directeur de l’éducation, CSDC de l’est Ontarien

Tony Pontes, Project Manager, CODE
David Armstrong, Project Officer, SCWI

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 www.scwi.ca and www.iject.ca.
Our sites are constantly being updated to reflect progress, changes, tools and resources, and to honour extensive input from
our 16 RPTs. This is a handy source for RPT and DC information. A collaboration of the Council of Directors of Education
(CODE) and the Committee of College Presidents (COP), SCWI is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of
Colleges & Universities and the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development. This website is updated on an ongoing basis.

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Ministry of Education Highlights on New Developments in 2019-20
Education systems around the world have been impacted by COVID-19 over the last few months and have had to adjust
their teaching and learning practices. The adaptability, creativity and innovation demonstrated by all school board and college
staff involved in dual credit program planning and delivery, including dual credit teachers, college professors, instructors and
advisors, has made a difference in the lives of thousands of students across the province.
As Minister Lecce announced in March, school closures will not compromise students’ ability to graduate from high school
or transition to postsecondary education. Semester 2 dual credit programs are now being offered online, where possible, and
students are being supported to continue their learning virtually. The focus of the ministry during these times continues to be on
supporting and enhancing student educational outcomes.
In 2019-20, expanded learning opportunities through approved dual credit programs, activities and forums provide students
enrolled in over 24,000 dual credits with opportunities and exposure to college courses including additional supports for
students to graduate from secondary school and pursue a postsecondary education pathway.
In 2019-20, dual credit programs continue to be made available to adults ages 21 and over in English and French across
the province, providing this group of individuals with an expedited way to complete their OSSD and begin their postsecondary
education. There are over 990 adult learners enrolled in over 1,000 dual credits this year.
In addition, adult dual credit students and students enrolled in a School Within A College dual credit program continue to be
provided with wrap-around supports virtually, where possible through one-on-one and small group conversations with a college
advisor, professional development for college advisors and funding for OCAS and/or OUAC student applications.

                     Dual Credit Programs Reten�on and Success Rates
                                        2008-09 to 2018-19 School Years
                                                                87.5%                                            91%
                                                                           91%      91%       91%      91%
                                                86%                                                              89%
                                       85%                                 89%      89%
                    85%       85%                                 88%                         88%      88%

                              80%      80%

              2008-09           2010-11           2012-13            2014-15        2016-17               2018-19
                                               Reten�on Rate           Success Rate

Recently the Ministry of Education released an updated Dual Credit Programs: Policy and Program Requirements, 2020 which
replaces the 2013 policy document and aligns with current program requirements and expectations. Specifically, the policy
has been updated to clearly and accurately communicate program requirements, improve program accountability, demonstrate
linkages to postsecondary education and use asset-based language and terminology. The updated dual credits policy can be
found at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/studentsuccess/dual.html
For over twenty years, the School College Work Initiative has positively impacted the lives of thousands of students across the
province. The strong partnership between the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development;
the Ministry of Colleges and Universities; CODE and the 16 Regional Planning Teams, enables students to re-engage in their
secondary school studies and have access to unique opportunities at college. Through bringing together committed
and visionary college and school board leaders, this initiative continues to meet the diverse needs of students
across the province during these unique circumstances.
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SCWI Reflections: David Armstrong, Project Officer
For several years now those of us involved with SCWI have reflected on the reasons for the continued success of the program
both from a dual credit perspective and from the overall view of the initiative and its broad goals. This subject has also attracted
the attention of outside researchers and there have been several academic studies completed and in progress with a focus on
dual credits, SWAC and SCWI as a government undertaking.
Typically, the reasons for our success have been seen to include the importance of collaboration between the college and
secondary school system, the use of a data-based decision-making process and a variety of other factors. However, the source
of our success that stands out to me is the continued involvement of professionals who are so thoroughly committed to the
aims of the project and the best interests of the students we serve. For whatever reason,
SCWI has been the beneficiary of the support of secondary school teachers, college
instructors, college and school board administrators, Ministry and SCWI staff and others, all of
whom have a passion for the initiative and the learners.
Never has this been more true than during the COVID spring of 2020.
Throughout the past 10 weeks I have seen and heard evidence that supports my impression
of the willingness of professionals from all spheres to go well “above and beyond” in their
work to ease the strain of these difficult times.
Just a few examples:
• The DC teacher who personally delivered computers to SWAC students… following all
  safety protocols!
• The college staff member who worked after hours to find answers to problems for a homeless SWAC student
• The college and school board staff working to identify ways to save student credit for work completed before March 13th
• Many, many college and school staff who adjusted their DC courses to online delivery in very short order
• The college, school board and Ministry staff who worked so diligently to identify the options for students who were unable to
  complete their hands-on Level 1 training
• The DC teachers, college advisors and RPT staff who spent long hours attempting to reach every DC student and particularly
  those within reach of graduation
• The SCWI staff who worked all day and many nights for 8 weeks to pull together the very first online SCWI Spring Symposium
• The college, school board and Ministry staff who so quickly responded to our request for support for the virtual Symposium
  and then worked long hours training for the delivery of sessions
• The Ministry and SCWI staff who conferred at length on various policy issues related to student credit for Semester 2 of
• The CODE staff who have worked from home to ensure that RPT cheques were delivered in a safe and secure fashion
• All participants who have adjusted rapidly to the use of new ways of working and communicating in this new world.
On behalf of SCWI and those we serve, thank you, all.

    Our Students Speak
    “ I decided to take a dual credit course during high school because I knew it would be a great experience for me in the moment
    and in the future. I was told that dual credit not only gave you a high school credit but as well as a college extra credit and that
    amazed me. Even my parents were surprised about it, they even said they wished they had that growing up because it would’ve
    helped a lot. They even find a way for you to get to the college and back, everything is given to you to help you.”

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W. Ross Macdonald School – Dual Credit Courses
at Conestoga College
“My experience with the Conestoga College Dual Credit, Introduction to Psychology course has been amazing! It has been
a huge step in helping me transition to post-secondary and I feel more confident in doing so. I got to learn all the ropes
from meeting with accessibility services to experiencing the testing centre and even some new Orientation and Mobility
skills. Overall, it has calmed my nerves about post-secondary and made me excited for this next chapter in my life.”
Emilee Schevers – Grade 12 student, W. Ross Macdonald School
The 2019-2020 school year provided an exciting opportunity for W. Ross Macdonald School (Provincial Schools Branch)
to become part of the SCWI RPT 5 partnering with Conestoga College to offer students who are blind and partially sighted
the opportunity to complete two dual credit courses. These courses included Psychology Today: The Human Connection
(Conestoga Doon Campus) and Student Success for Higher Learning (Conestoga Brantford Campus).
The addition of dual credit course offerings for students at W. Ross Macdonald School reinforces The Ministry of
Education’s mandate of supporting all students in making a successful transition to a postsecondary destination. The
dual credit program provides all students with the opportunity to succeed personally and academically, enabling them to
improve the skills and competencies that are essential for everyday life and careers.
However, for students who are blind and partially sighted, the importance of a robust transition program is essential -
especially for those students planning on attending post-secondary programs with the goal of obtaining meaningful and
gainful employment. The low employment statistics for individuals who are blind and partially sighted are well documented
in Canada making these students “at risk” based on the nature of their disability. However, these statistics are greatly
improved for those individuals who are blind and partially sighted who complete a post-secondary education.
In addition to the general education core curriculum that all students are taught, students who are blind and partially
sighted also need instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). The term expanded core curriculum (ECC) is used to
define concepts and skills that often require specialized instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired in order
to compensate for decreased opportunities to learn incidentally by observing others. These concepts and skills include 9
specific areas:
   • Assistive Technology
   • Career Education
   • Compensatory Skills
   • Independent Living Skills
   • Orientation and Mobility (O & M)
   • Recreation and Leisure
   • Self-Determination
   • Sensory Efficiency
   • Social Interaction Skills
The opportunity for 13 senior students at W. Ross Macdonald School to integrate both the core curriculum and the
expanded core curriculum through their participation and enrollment in these dual credit courses this year has elevated
the transition plan for these “at risk” students. From learning the route to/from the school to Brantford’s downtown to travel
independently, to learning how to navigate Conestoga’s on-line learning platform, and interacting with peers from other
secondary schools in the Brantford area has provided valuable experiential learning opportunities designed to support their
transition to college or university in the Fall.
Conestoga’s Accessible Learning Services have been supportive partners working hand-in-hand with staff and students
at W. Ross Macdonald School throughout the year to make sure the dual credit class experiences were as seamless as
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    possible by ensuring that each student had equal access to courses, supporting on-site technology training, and providing
    alternative formats online were accessible (refreshable Braille displays, electronic text, and screen readers). Students
    had the opportunity to practice their self-advocacy skills by meeting with an Accessible Learning Advisor from Conestoga
    College to develop an Accommodation Letter based on their learning needs and alternative format requirements. This
    support provided these students with the process that they will repeat when connecting with the Accessible Learning
    Services at the college or university that they are planning on attending in the Fall.
    The addition of dual credit courses is another step in ensuring that W. Ross Macdonald School is taking the necessary
    steps to assist students who at one time may have experienced barriers in school and giving them the chance to
    demonstrate that they can succeed with the appropriate support, skills, and experiences. This has done so much for these
    students’ confidence and wellbeing as they prepare to transition to post-secondary.
    Our relationship with SCWI and specifically with staff at Conestoga College has been amazing! Special thanks to the
    staff at Conestoga’s Accessible Learning Services staff who have been extraordinarily supportive to the team at W. Ross
    Macdonald School - and to the students enrolled in these two dual credit courses! The classes have been rich, dynamic,
    and offered challenging opportunities for these students. We look forward to future collaborations with our SCWI RPT 5
    community partners!

WITTS/SWAC students 2020
St. Lawrence College’s Women in the Trades School Within a College class was off to a great start at the beginning of semester
two! Our class of 20 female students was enjoying the chance to explore the trades and learn from instructors at the college.
Prior to moving online, we had completed our college classes
in Electrical, Millwright and Carpentry. As well, the Women
in the Trades class successfully completed their Working at
Heights Certification in February in partnership with
Carpenter’s Union Local 249.
After the move to online learning, the Women in the Trades
class is completing online workplace certifications (primarily in
safety and professionalism) taught by a trades instructor at the
college. These certifications will continue to help our students
to pursue future education and careers in the trades. Although a challenging transition, students have been supported by
teachers, college instructors, IT and our PASS office partners. We continue to work on our Math and English credits online –
but miss being in college!

    Our Students Speak
    “ Since grade 9 I knew I wanted to take Developmental Service Worker, but it didn’t mean that there weren’t other programs
    that interested me. I went through a stage where I wanted to be an interior designer but that didn’t last long. Also, at one point
    I wanted to take the Social Service program. I think that as you get older you know what you want to do and it’s a matter of
    time before you realize it. The experience of dual credit 100% helped me in many ways. Before I started as a full-time student,
    I already knew how to get around the college, and I learned Brightspace. I was very prepared in September compare to other

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  Women in the Trades
  Hi, my name is Isis Dunston and I am 20 years old. My apprenticeship journey started in grade 10 when I decided to take
  my first auto class. My uncles have been mechanics for years so I decided to start talking to them about the industry.
  My teacher at the time, Mr. Pavlic taught me all about the basics of cars and how to do
  small repairs. I learned lots and enjoyed my class with him. Eventually I decided that I was
  going to do co-op to see if joining the trade would be something I’m truly interested in. I
  started my half day co-op at Dewitt Car and Truck and fell in love. I learned so much from
  all the technicians that worked there and it was such a family atmosphere. I was sad to
  leave but I knew that they taught me enough so I would be able to find a forever shop that
  could teach me even more. Soon after I finished at this job, I decided for my last semester
  at high school I would do a full day co-op and also attend Mohawks OYAP program. During
  this time I worked at a shop and continued to learn alongside a mechanic as well as attend
  school twice a week. During school I got to learn so much through the professors and many
  of my fellow students. Since I was attending a class with people who had the same interests
  as me, I ended up meeting some of my best friends. Once I finished up my level 1 OYA
  Program I was off to find a paying apprenticeship. Through a friend I went to Mohawk with, I got in touch with Queenston
  on the Mountain and started working there short after. As of right now I am currently taking my level 2 and will continue my
  apprenticeship. When I first started my journey I was pretty nervous about being in a trade where there are no girls, but I’ve
  had no bad experiences. I find that everyone has been very accepting and willing to teach me just like any apprentice.

All-female Industrial Trades Dual Credit course
opens at Sheridan College
Dufferin-Peel CDSB and Peel DSB are excited to announce the new all-female Industrial trades dual credit course at Sheridan
College. This pilot project is specifically aimed at encouraging young women to enter the trades and see it as viable career
for them. In this course, Students learn about a variety of machining techniques and practice the safe set-up and operation of
different types of machine tools, including engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and pedestal grinders. Students also
learn to assemble and disassemble mechanical equipment such as motors and gear boxes.
Students discover the basic fundamentals of oxy-fuel cutting, brazing and welding, plasma cutting, as well as shielded metal
arc welding. The goal of this course is to allow students to experience techniques associated with the industrial trades as well
helping young women feel comfortable in traditional male-dominated work environments.
Dufferin-Peel CDSB and Peel believe that attitudes are shifting towards women entering the trades. We hope that this course
helps to empower these women to consider this career and enhance the modern workplace.

  Our Students Speak
  “ I’m super glad I took the Professional Effectiveness adult dual credit course at St. Lawrence College!
  The dual credit course for me was a little scary at first but after taking the time to listen to what the dual credit organizers had
  to say I got really excited! This course ended up being awesome in many ways, I learned so much and am so thankful that I was
  given the opportunity to explore my own capabilities and make so many friends. This course gives great insight into what college
  life is all about...”
  Testimonial from M.D., a female student from ALCDSB who recently completed her 1st ADC

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Interest in trades seems to be growing among
Sudbury students
Sudbury employers battling shortage of skilled tradespeople
(reprinted with permission of Sudbury Star)
Grade 11 student Luke Chartrand likes to tinker with vehicles.
“Since I was little I’ve always liked to drive quads, and then I wanted to learn how they worked,” he said. “So I started to take
things apart and put them back together.”
Now the Lasalle Secondary student will be getting some hands-on mechanic
experience through a local garage, all while gaining post-secondary credits and a
head-start on a journeyperson certificate.
Chartrand was on hand at Cambrian College on Tuesday, along with other
students from across Sudbury, to register for a dual-credit program that will allow
him to pursue a Level 1 apprenticeship.
“It promotes a pathway into apprenticeship and really gives them an opportunity
to test out a trade,” said Chantale Roy, student success coordinator at Cambrian.
“It’s all completely funded, so the students are able to try this out, free of charge to them, with tools and textbooks provided
through a lending program.
Beginning next week, the students will be spending half their schooldays at the college, which offers programs for carpentry,
heavy-duty mechanic and welder/fitter trades.
They will also have to complete a co-op placement to proceed to the second level of apprenticeship in their chosen field.
“What’s really special about this group tonight is it is the highest amount of students that we’ve had with a registered training
agreement,” said Roy, meaning employers have already agreed to take them on.
Of the 42 students enrolled for the dual-credit opportunity, two-thirds have up-front agreements with workplaces that are keen
to host them.
“We usually average 12 a year who have RTAs, and this year we have 28,” said Roy. “So employers are really engaging these
students and seeing the importance of partnering with our youth to get them into apprenticeship programs.”
Dean Luttrell of Rush Truck Centres would be an example. The service manager – and one-time Cambrian trades student
himself – is sponsoring Chartrand for the three-week co-op portion of his Level 1 training.
“The advantage to us as an employer is we get to see the young apprentice from the first stages of when they enter the
workforce as a mechanic, and we get to mentor them into where we need them to go,” he said. “So basically we’re cherry-
picking the cream of the crop.”
Employers across Canada are struggling to find enough skilled tradespeople and Luttrell said it’s no different in his sector.
“With the lack of technicians and apprentices in the workforce nowadays, an employer like us, where we have 30-some
technicians on staff, we always have the demand for the next generation,” he said. “The older generation is getting older and
we need to replenish it.”
Employees between 30 and 40 are particularly lacking in Luttrell’s field.
“In our shop, we don’t have anyone in that age group,” he said. “That’s the age where everyone was going to stay at home and
be a computer programmer, so there’s that 10-year gap, and it’s hurting the industry right now because those are the guys
who would be doing all the major repair, with little or no direction from their supervisor.”

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Luttrell said mechanics can make a good living, with wages starting around $19/hour for a budding apprentice and going as
high as $38/hour for licensed mechanics.
“We have mechanics making over $100,000 a year, and that’s just working a couple of extra shifts here and there,” he said.
“And it’s not the dirty, grease-monkey kind of work a lot of people picture – everything is so computer-based now. But that is
also where a lot of these young people can slip right in, because technology comes so naturally to them.”
Aaron Barry, principal at St. Charles College, said interest among secondary students in a trades career seems to be growing,
as does interest among local businesses in grooming them for these much-needed roles.
“I think we’re seeing a lot of growth,” he said. “Public perception now is that there are a lot more jobs in the trades and
certainly what our school boards and employers are trying to do with Cambrian College is partner together so we can get them
that Level 1 apprenticeship and possible employment, sooner than later.”

Skills Sheridan 2020
This year once again, Sheridan College offered a l Skills Sheridan competition to allow students to show off skills learned in
their programs. Student competitors worked through a discipline-specific challenge to compete for first prize AND bragging
rights. It was a great opportunity for young students to
highlight their skills and talents in a competitive but
friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

  Did you know that...
  A good online course is flexible enough in its design and implementation to allow students choices in how
  best to meet program objectives. It accommodates individual goals and interests as well as delivering the
  core expectations, promoting creativity and autonomy. Above all, it protects the dignity of every learner.

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Manitoulin school to offer new dual credit course
Students will be eligible to earn an applied technology credit that will count towards a high school
diploma and college certificate
Manitoulin Island students will get the opportunity to get a head start in pursuing their college education thanks to a new dual
credit course in applied technology being established at a local school.
                                                                   The dual credit partnership is a result of a historic agreement
                                                                   between Cambrian College, Kenjgewin Teg, and the Rainbow
                                                                   District School Board.
                                                                   The course will be offered to students at Kenjgewin Teg and
                                                                   Manitoulin Secondary School, both located at M’Chigeeng on
                                                                   It is the first time Cambrian College has entered into a dual
                                                                   credit partnership with a federally funded education authority
                                                                   and the first time the college has partnered with a school
                                                                   board and a federally funded institution on the same dual
                                                                   credit course.
“Kenjgewin Teg is appreciative of the opportunity to participate in this new partnership with the Rainbow District School Board
and Cambrian College that will provide additional learning opportunities for students,” Brenda Francis, Director of Operations.
“This partnership will promote student success, inspire learners and create strong pathways between secondary and post-
secondary education. We are excited to support the growth of our communities and moving one step closer to the vision of
Kenjgewin Teg in the purpose and construction of the Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre.”
Under the partnership, participating grade 11 and 12 students will be enrolled in Cambrian College’s Applied Technology I
course, as part of Cambrian’s Pre-Trades/Technology program.
Students older than 21 who have not graduated from high school are also eligible for the program through Kenjgewin Teg,
where the course will be taught.
Those who successfully complete the course will earn a credit toward both a high school diploma and a college certificate.
“Like the need for skilled workers, the demand for dual credits is on the rise, and we are proud to now offer the program, and
all of its benefits, to students at Manitoulin Secondary School,” said Dana Kinsella, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and
Dual Credit Coordinator for Rainbow District School Board.
“I would like to thank Cambrian College and Kenjgewin Teg for working with us to make this happen. When young people find a
place where they can achieve success, they are well on their way to being happy and productive members of society.”
Funding for the program is being provided by the School College Work Initiative, a collaboration of the Ontario Ministry of
Education; the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development; the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and
the Committee of College Presidents. Funding is also being provided by Kenjgewin Teg for its dual credit teacher participating
in this program.
Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiatives Reporter

     Did you know that...
     A good online course is interactive, and allows students to access both individual instruction and interactive chat
     (e.g. Zoom). Its dimensions are active, not passive and allow for many types of communication and learning and
     reading experiences. It honours the different earning styles of students.

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Online Delivery of Integrated Dual Credits
during the Pandemic
By Karen Gauthier
Our Career Exploration dual credit project integrates dual credit students into post-
secondary sections each semester. Fifty-nine dual credit students are currently
completing their winter semesters courses online at Sault College. Four of these
Career Exploration courses are always delivered through Contact North so that
district high school students in Algoma can still access dual credits even though
they live too far away from Sault Ste. Marie to attend classes on site at Sault
College. Since Contact North can deliver their classes online as well, we did not
have to cancel any Career Exploration dual credits in semester 2.
                                                                A special thank you to Ronda, Melissa and David! They were
                                                                able to convert on-site Contact North course delivery to an online
                                                                format on such short notice. It was a great relief to our students
                                                                and to us that district school students would also be able to
                                                                complete their
                                                               Our Dual Credit
Teacher, Jennifer and our RPT Assistant, Melanie have been working diligently
since the week after the March Break to connect with students daily to ensure
they remembered how to logon to the college’s LMS and to access their college
email. Dual credit students completing courses via Contact North were set up
with an online account and received login instructions from our Continuing
Education Department at the college as well as training assistance by phone
from Jennifer, Melanie and the Contact North IT help desk.
                            Assignments have been delivered by regular mail for those without computer/internet access.
                            Packages have been delivered to a district school student as our college instructor travels to his
                            town on a regular basis for her other job. Final exams are being delivered to a student’s doorstep if
                            they don’t have access to a computer or the internet. Our SWAC teachers, Mike and Lidia, were able
                            to, respectively, lend a personal laptop to one student in urgent need and get another one delivered
                            to a student’s doorstep through their school board. Students have been encouraged to connect with
                            their college instructor by phone, by email and on LMS. Classes have been recorded to LMS and to
                            Contact North for student reference/review.
                               Student’s without access to software to complete assignments have been able to take a screen shot
of their work with their cell phone and submit these via email or text. As you can see, many innovative and creative ways have
been employed to ensure student success.
Thank you so much to all the folks involved in helping our RPT to successfully support students in this online format so they
could complete their courses. Continuing Education, Contact North, Jennifer, Melanie, our SWAC teachers and our wonderful
college instructors have worked tirelessly to ensure our dual credit students could be successful.

  Did you know that...
  A good online course is designed to the background, needs, abilities, diversity, and socioeconomic
  circumstances. Links to relevant text and/or video resources may be more useful than textbooks.

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     First Day of Alternative Learning
     I was able to pop into our house this afternoon while Lindsay was “in class”. I can’t tell
     you how that short period of time interacting with her classmates and yourselves totally
     changed her outlook. Lindsay finally has something to look forward to after 3 weeks of
     practicing good social distancing and self-isolating. She’s excited to get back to school.
     I haven’t seen that kind of enthusiasm in quite some time. You certainly made her day.
     Just wanted to share. Keep up the great work.
     (Kristie Lee is on the left in this picture!)
     Father of Grade 11 Dual Credit Student
     (Mrs. Lee and Mr. Brunton)

 Did you know that...
 Good online courses involve assignments that allow students to learn how to use new programs and technologies
 to enhance their technological, web and online skills, especial those which are skills related. For example, writing
 students might devote time to learning InDesign or similar layout programs. Design students, AutoCAD, etc.
 Learning involves both core course skills and the tools which enhance these skills in the workplace.

 Our Students Speak
 “ Since our final test was to take place online, it was my professor’s responsibility to add my accessibility accommodation, extra
 time to complete it. I had never taken an online test before and was confused about how things would work, but emailed my
 accessibility advisor and professor to request extra time. Both ladies were polite and helpful, and worked together to provide
 me with what I needed. This experience has been very empowering, and the support I have received from my college has been
 Lily Frederikson - Grade 12

 Our Students Speak – Music? Play on Online!
 “ This course has been extremely fun to me, at first, I wasn’t quite sure how I would like it, but it turns out I had a lot of fun. This
 course was very educational. I learned so much about the history of music and different types of genres I didn’t even know. My
 favorite part of the course was week 4 when we talked about Indigenous culture and music. I'm indigenous and I felt like this
 course taught me a lot about my indigenous culture that I never really knew. I really enjoyed in class discussions and debates. I
 like being there in person experiencing the music aspects of the course, having guest speakers join our classroom, singing and
 playing instruments. Unfortunately, our class time was cut very short. I would 100% recommend this course to someone who is
 interested in music and learning new things.
 The last few weeks of this course were tough, it was hard to stay focused online. I managed to stay somewhat on track. I tried
 my best. Music has kept everyone a little bit sane during these tough times. Music is the reason people have come together on
 social media, and other social platforms, such as TikTok, families are using TikTok to stay connected through dancing and music.
 As soon as this is over, I planned on going to see Shawn Mendes live in concert. I can't wait to celebrate my graduation with all
 my friends and family once everything opens back up. This music class has been an amazing experience to me. Even though it
 was a short time together, I'm thankful I had this opportunity.”

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16 Regional Planning Teams Busy in 2019-2020
                                                                                            Exploring Early Childhood Education
  REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM 1                                                                  In this course, students will examine the principles of creating indoor and outdoor
  Cambrian Secondary School/                                                                learning environments. Students will also identify specific inclusions for both indoor
                                                                                            and outdoor play. An important component in the development of creative learning
  College Strategic Planning Committee                                                      environments is the child’s play. Students will examine the historical understandings
                                                                                            of play and stages of play in detail.
                                                                                            Exploring Corrections
PARTNERS:                                                                                   In this course, students will examine community-based programs for both adult
                                                                                            and young persons from alternatives to incarceration to conditional release and the
Sudbury Catholic District School Board | Rainbow District School Board
                                                                                            impact of public attitudes on support for such programs. Emphasis is also given
| Cambrian College
                                                                                            to victims, restorative justice and the process of reintegration for special offender
                                                                                            populations. Students will also have an opportunity to assess career alternatives
FORUMS                                                                                      through discussions with guest speakers from the community corrections system.
Educators’ Forum
This event brings together college instructors, college staff, guidance counselors,         Millwright – Tools, Materials & Fasteners
secondary school staff (including vice-principals and principals), and dual credit          In this course, students will use common hand and power tools in a safe and efficient
teachers. Our Keynote speaker this year will discuss the science of social connection       manner. These tools are typically used to assemble, install, maintain and repair
and why it is critical to our resiliency. There will also be a presentation from our dual   machinery and equipment to manufacturer’s specifications. They will also describe
credit teachers on paving pathways for students in the Skilled Trades. This forum is a      ferrous and non-ferrous metals, alloys and non-metallic materials; thread systems for
great way to continue to strengthen the relationships that we have with our partners        specific applications; threaded and non-threaded fasteners and heat treat and stress
and is packed full of useful information including presentations about “Admissions”         relief processes.
and “Financial Aid.” We also provided networking opportunities for attendees.
                                                                                            Construction Technology
ACTIVITIES                                                                                  In this course, students will review the Occupational Health and Safety Act and
                                                                                            Regulations for Construction Projects. Students will learn construction inspection
Level 1 RTA sign up night and pre-orientations                                              objectives and methods required to ensure that construction meets the requirements
Cambrian College, RDSB, SCDSB & MLTSD will hosted an event at Cambrian for                  of plans and specifications. Topics will include: occupational health and safety for
students and their parent(s) and employers for our students in a Dual Credit Level          construction projects, scheduling, critical path method, Gantt charts, estimating,
1 Apprenticeship with an RTA. This sign-up night brought together students and we           preparation of quantities sheets, and job costing.
had a representative from MLTSD who explained what it means to be an apprentice
and assisted with filling out the required paperwork for an RTA. We invited employers       General Carpenter – Level 1 Apprenticeship
and parents as we felt this is an important opportunity and wanted to provide photos        Completion of this program will provide students with two secondary school credits
of students with their employer, provide a light dinner as it is in the evening and         as well as the basic in-school Level 1 training of the apprenticeship. This program
brought parents for signatures and support.                                                 will focus on the skills required in carpentry with an emphasis on hands-on skills
We also hosted pre-orientations where we brought in students from all 4 of our              development. Students are able to explore the trade or register through OYAP as a
trades programs in the winter semester, prior to the first week of classes and helped       Level 1 apprentice.
them with all their equipment fittings and helped with logging into Moodle and
completing their required safety training as this is one of the greatest barriers at        Commercial Vehicle & Heavy Equipment – Level 1 Apprenticeship
start-up.                                                                                   This program will focus on the skills required for Commercial Vehicle and Heavy
                                                                                            Duty Equipment common core with an emphasis on hands-on skills development.
Visiting adult day schools and Continuing Education Centres                                 Students will be registered under OYAP.
Our College advisor and our recruitment team will go to visit adult day schools and
continuing education sites to discuss transitioning to college, supports, changes to        Videography – Team Taught – 1 delivery – Bishop Alexander Carter
OSAP, etc. with interested adult students working towards their high school diploma.        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
DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS                                                                        video storytelling. This dual credit links to the Arts and Culture, Visual Arts and
College Connection – 2 deliveries – Cambrian College                                        Communication, and Business SHSM programs. This course will be offered in one of
In this course, students will gain an understanding and apply the skills that can           our school board partner schools in the Winter semester and will be offered in one of
lead to academic success at college. Throughout the course students will examine            our other school board partner schools in the Winter semester.
their strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences and identify which learning
strategies work best for their academic success. Students will gain self-awareness          Psychology of Evil
through a process of becoming mentally, emotionally, physically and vocationally            In this course, students will systematically examine how society defines evil and the
involved in their learning. Students will explore how their personal experiences, skills    many different pathways to evil. Students will critically examine the study of evil from
and knowledge prepare them for success in the field of work. Learners will examine          psychological, social and biological perspectives. This course will address compelling
their work interests and set goals to move towards the best career choice for them.         questions that examine and explain the motives, rationales and environmental
                                                                                            influences that cause people to abuse power and to act in destructive and horrific
Introduction to Business Concepts                                                           ways. Topics discussed in this course will include cults, terrorism, genocide,
In this course, students will be introduced to business in Canada, focusing on              psychopaths, and corporate evil, to name only a few. Through analysis of case
introductory topics for those interested in employment in a business management             studies and historical events, students will reflect on how society and individuals
role. Topics of study will include the relationship between the areas of finance, human     can play an active role in reducing hostility and building more compassionate
resources, marketing and operations within an organization, business ethics and             communities.
social responsibility, management concepts and practices, and an exploration of the
entrepreneurial spirit.

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Introduction to Health Sciences                                                              practice, patient scheduling, insurance, including dental fee guide insurance codes
In this course, students will develop a basic understanding of the health care               for billing, and sequencing of appointment procedures. Students will also focus on
system and the various professions in the multi-disciplinary health care team. This          procedures performed in the management of a dental office. Areas of study will
program allows students to explore various health science programs including:                include topics such as: communication in the dental office, business operating
Medical Radiation Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Bachelor of Science in          systems and financial management in the dental practice.
Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, and Physical Fitness
Management.                                                                                  SCHOOL WITHIN A COLLEGE
Applied Technology                                                                           Barrydowne College (SWAC)
In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop technical skills that          Students who have become disengaged from the traditional methods of education
will serve as a strong basis for successful entry into today’s trades and technology         will benefit from the Rainbow District School Board’s SWAC program being offered
environments. This introductory course will combine theoretical and hands-on                 in partnership with Cambrian College within the Barrydowne campus. This alternative
training, with an emphasis on workplace safety. Students will be trained on the              setting, with small class sizes and individualized curriculum, focuses on active
proper usage of various hand and power tools, while studying topic areas that include        learning practices, the development of critical thinking skills and hands-on activities.
an overview of gear and lever systems, combustion engines and truss design for               Students in this program are encouraged to participate in dual credit programming as
buildings and bridges.                                                                       it provides smooth transition into college due to their current presence at Cambrian.

Personal Finance                                                                             Contact:    Renee Scott, Cambrian College
In this course, students will develop a robust understanding of financial self-                          705-566-8101, ext. 6260
management. Personal finance comprises a broad range of topics such as                                   renee.scott@cambriancollege.ca
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.
                                                                                               REGIONAL PLANNING TEAM 2
Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions
In this course, students will become familiar with the nature of addiction and mental
                                                                                               Connecting GTA Teachers Regional Planning Team
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       www.centennialcollege.ca
family, the various treatment options, and the rights of individuals under the law.
Cross-Cultural Understanding                                                                 www.georgiancollege.ca
In this course, students will gain an understanding of the theory and the terminology        www.humber.ca
used to explore the nature and interrelationship of all cultures. Through the                www.senecacollege.ca
exploration of their own personal culture, and by examining external cultural                www.sheridancollege.ca
forces, students will better comprehend the dynamic nature of Canadian culture.
Communicating with people of different cultures is a challenge in any cross-cultural         PARTNERS:
interaction. A variety of communications exercises will help to improve cultural
competence. People from other cultures come with their own ways of thinking,                 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board | Halton Catholic District School
acting and interpreting the world based on their own unique cultural perspectives.           Board | Halton District School Board | Peel District School Board | Toronto
By sharing ideas, experiences, perspectives and perceptions, students will gain an           District School Board | Toronto Catholic District School Board | Upper Grand
appreciation of the way other cultures work and determine the themes common to               District School Board | York Region District School Board | York Catholic
all cultures. To adapt and respond to others appropriately are skills that will enhance      District School Board | Centennial College | Georgian College | George Brown
any social relationship.                                                                     College | Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Seneca
                                                                                             College | Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | The Ernest
Art and Design – 2 deliveries – 1 at Cambrian College and 1 at                               C. Drury School for the Deaf Provincial School
Manitoulin Secondary School
In this course, students will develop an overview of art and design career options           ACTIVITIES
through a process of portfolio development. Students will discover the various skills
                                                                                             2.0 GBC – College Experience Days – Reaching Ahead with multi boards
required and the various careers available in the art and design professions. The
                                                                                             George Brown College hosted several College Experience Days involving
students will work on projects spanning the continuum from traditional arts and
                                                                                             approximately 75 students and teachers during the year before the College was
crafts to leading-edge technical applications using digital media.
                                                                                             closed in March due to COVID-19. Each event showcased a variety of college
                                                                                             programs, services, and potential career opportunities and included interactive
Entrepreneurship – Adults only
                                                                                             “hands-on” workshops throughout the day with College students and faculty.
In this course, students will be introduced to the key elements in the development of
                                                                                             Visiting students heard directly from current College students addressing their own
a business opportunity. Students will explore how to investigate and develop the key
                                                                                             experiences and future career plans. In addition, College student ambassadors
ingredients of a successful business plan.
                                                                                             provided in-depth tours of facilities, to expose visiting students to the range
                                                                                             of programs available; from Health Sciences at the Waterfront campus, to the
Trades Practice Applications – Automotive Focus
                                                                                             Technology and Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades programs at our Casa Loma
In this course, students will be introduced to the tasks and responsibilities modern
                                                                                             campus, and the Centre for Business, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Design,
automotive service technicians face. They will engage in safe working practices
                                                                                             Community Services, School of Makeup & Esthetics, and Indigenous Education and
and they will identify and correct safety hazards encountered in automotive service
                                                                                             Services that are all based at the St. James campus.
facilities. Students will be introduced to fasteners, bearings and seals, precision
measuring, fastener torque theory and related procedures. Finally, they will identify
                                                                                             2.29 SENECA – Exploring College for Adults
and use hand tools, Oxyacetylene torches and specialty automotive tools with
                                                                                             Exploring College for Adults are workshops that will allow students from three of
practical “hands on” exercises in a state-of-the-art shop environment.
                                                                                             Seneca’s partnering school boards (TDSB, TCDSB, and YRDSB) with the opportunity
                                                                                             to visit the college to learn more about post-secondary pathways, programs, the adult
Dental Office Management
                                                                                             dual credit program and potential careers. The primary target group are adult/mature
In this course, students will be introduced to the basic computer concepts for dental
                                                                                             students (age 19+) who are disengaged and underachieving but have the potential to
office management software. Application of dental office management software
                                                                                             succeed. This includes early school leavers and internationally educated individuals
during this course will enable students to apply the software in marketing the dental

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working towards their Ontario Secondary School diploma. Seneca collaborates with          Maintenance, “front and back of the house” in Hospitality, Event Planning, the
adult education schools and alternative programs throughout the GTA to recruit            hands-on workshops that fulfill an experiential College career exploration.
students to these workshops. Through collaboration with departments at Seneca,
such as Student Recruitment, Program Advising, Financial Aid, Counselling &               2.61 CENTENNIAL – Experience & Pathways PSE Grades 7 and 8 – YCDSB
Accessibility, and the Degree and Transfer Credit Office, Exploring College for Adults    The grade 7 and 8 students will attend real-world career workshops for a day to
helps students make the transition from adult learner to college student.                 experience college life. The School Board will bring approximately 100 students who
                                                                                          attend from 2 to 4 workshops during the day. All of our Schools within Centennial
2.34 SENECA – Exploring Pathways with multi boards                                        College participate providing some 12 different workshops offered twice during
Exploring Pathways provides students from six of Seneca’s partnering school boards        the day to the students. Students must apply to their teachers and/or guidance
(TDSB, TCDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, DPCDSB, PDSB) with the opportunity to enhance their           counsellor in writing describing why they would like to attend and students are then
understanding of sector-specific careers and college programs. The primary target         chosen for attendance. Workshops range from developing a Business Plan, Learning
group are students that are disengaged and underachieving, but have the potential to      about “front and back of the house” in Hospitality including Baking and Culinary labs,
succeed. This includes students who are enrolled in alternative education programs        Hospitality, Event Planning, Automotive Mechanics to name a few of the hands-on
and students who do not see the connection between high school and their preferred        workshops that fulfill an experiential College career exploration.
future. Many secondary students believe that post-secondary is out of reach or
                                                                                          Time: 10am - 2pm.
lack a thorough understanding of the college pathways available to them in Ontario.
Therefore, through collaboration with Seneca’s academic departments, Advising
                                                                                          2.66 CGTAT Forum/Activity Promotion, Website Development – NEW
Officers, the College’s Liaison team and the Degree and Credit Transfer Office, the
                                                                                          Activities and forums are only successful if sufficient recruitment, promotion and
purpose of this activity will be to highlight a variety of college pathways. Some SHSM
                                                                                          information transmission between the board, schools, colleges and other partners
students will also be allowed to participate.
                                                                                          is in place. Poor communication and data transmission is costly. These funds will
                                                                                          be used to enhance the promotion of duel credit events and forums as well as
2.4 CENTENNIAL – Careers in Transportation with multi boards
                                                                                          streamline data transmission and participant registration processes. This will improve
Centennial will invite students in grades 7 to 12 in tech classes in nearby school
                                                                                          attendance as well as data tracking and financial reporting.
boards to experience a sampler program in the School of Transportation. Students
will be able to choose from 5 areas: Heavy Equipment, Truck and Coach, Auto
                                                                                          2.8 CENTENNIAL – Success at College for Students with Disabilities
Service, Aviation, and Motorcycle and Powersports. Centennial will offer the program
                                                                                          We will invite students in grades 10 to 12 from special education classes in several
on 8 to 10 days over the year. Lunch and safety equipment will be provided. Most
                                                                                          School Boards to attend a day at Centennial. Students will travel by chartered bus
students will travel by chartered school bus to and from the Ashtonbee campus of
                                                                                          or by TTC. We will have a key-note speaker to talk about overcoming the obstacles
Centennial College.
                                                                                          of disabilities followed by a panel of current Centennial students and recent grads
Time: 10am – 1:30pm.                                                                      that all have a variety of learning/physical disabilities. Lunch will also be provided.
                                                                                          The students will be divided into 4 groups for the afternoon and will rotate through
2.46 CENTENNIAL – Pathways to Careers in Transportation                                   workshops such as: Adaptive Technologies, Successful Transition to College, to name
Centennial will open its doors to grade 9 and 10 high school students from various        a few. Students will also take part in a “services tour” of the Progress campus.
school boards to experience a sampler program in the School of Transportation at
                                                                                          Time: 10am - 2pm.
the Ashtonbee Campus. Centennial will also offer the experience to any students
in grades 11 and 12 who are seeking alternative pathways into post-secondary
education. Students will be able to choose from 5 areas: Heavy Equipment, Truck           DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS
and Coach, Auto Service, Aviation, and Motorcycle and Power sports. This activity         2.04 CENTENNIAL – Partnerships with Secondary Schools
will introduce students to a wide range of careers in the Transportation field and        Students from various school boards across the GTA take part in this dual credit
encourage them to transition to college. On the college visit, they will explore          program at Centennial College. This a multi-board program with students from PDSB,
technology through hands-on tasks related to the trades.                                  DPCDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, TCDSB and TDSB attending college courses with a wide
This experience raises awareness in the student to the college pathway, with              variety of other students, highlighting the “college experience”. The overall focus of
the many opportunities that the transportation program has to offer. Centennial           the Dual Credit program is to assist secondary students in the completion of their
will offer the program from October to May. It helps to create a mind-set around          OSSDs and successful transition to college. The program is based on partnership,
post-secondary planning and around bridging interests and skills with potential           collaboration and accountability between the school boards & Centennial. Dual credit
                                                                                          courses allow students to earn a high school and a college credit, experience college
college programs and career pathways. It alerts students to the fact that hands-on
                                                                                          life, gain insight and transition into educational and career pathways. Courses have
opportunities are readily available to them as they go through school and at college
                                                                                          been selected to motivate and engage students as well as support those students
as well.
                                                                                          who are pursuing a Specialist High Skills Major. Dual credit students take-part in a
Time: 10am – 1:30pm.                                                                      wide variety of interactive learning experiences including field trips and “industry-
                                                                                          expert” and other guest speakers. New this year is the Introduction to Personal
2.48 CENTENNIAL – Adult Schools Visits: PSE Pathway (& New ADC)                           Finance in Fall 2019 semester and Video Games: Industry, Technology, Society and
Centennial would like to send teams of College advisors into Adult Day or evening         Impact in Winter 2020 semester.
school classes to provide information on attending College. This could include a
variety of information, such as how to apply through OCAS, how to apply for OSAP,         2.1 “Access Pilot” UGDSB Skilled Trades School Exploration
services and supports available through Colleges, such as Counselling, Tutoring or        Students from the northern part of UGDSB (Shelburne, Erin, Orangeville, Mount
Accessibility for students with Learning Disabilities.                                    Forest, & Palmerston) will participate in an activity where they will be transported to
                                                                                          Georgian’s Midland campus, which is exclusively a Trades campus. Here, students
2.6 CENTENNIAL – Visit for Grades 7 and 8 with TDSB                                       will explore a variety of Trades in an authentic learning environment. They will have
The grade 7 and 8 students will attend real-world career workshops for a day to           an opportunity to explore Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Welding, and Small Engine
experience college life. The School Board brings approximately 250 students who           classrooms and shops. They will learn from the instructors who are currently teaching
attend from 2 to 4 workshops during the day. All of our Schools within Centennial         the programs and gain some insight into their own career goals and pathways. This
College participate providing some 12 different workshops offered twice during            event would help to connect students with Georgian College, and in turn, the college
the day to the students. Students must apply to their teachers and/or guidance            would have the opportunity to communicate and market their program to potential
counsellor in writing describing why they would like to attend and students are           students.
then chosen for attendance. Workshops range from developing knowledge about
engineering, innovative technologies, and Applied Science to name a few of the            2.12 GBC – Partnerships with multi boards + School for Deaf
hands-on workshops that fulfill an experiential College career exploration. Workshops     The objective of this Dual Credit program is to assist secondary
range from developing a Business Plan, Learning about Aviation and Aircraft               students in the completion of their Ontario Secondary School

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