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Talking Destinations: An Information Session for Parents and Students. Agenda. Introductions Plenary Session Looking at the Future Earning a High School Diploma 4 Destinations – An Overview Planning backwards Breakout Sessions College & Apprenticeships University

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Talking Destinations:

An Information

Session for

Parents and Students

York Region District School Board

agenda
Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Plenary Session
      • Looking at the Future
      • Earning a High School Diploma
      • 4 Destinations – An Overview
      • Planning backwards
  • Breakout Sessions
      • College & Apprenticeships
      • University
  • Breakout Sessions repeated

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looking at the future
LOOKING AT THE FUTURE

Can you see your child earning money while enjoying doing this?

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looking at the future1
LOOKING AT THE FUTURE

Can you see your child earning money while enjoying doing this?

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looking at the future2
LOOKING AT THE FUTURE

Can you see your child earning money while enjoying doing this?

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The Employment Continuum(science & technology)

scientist

engineer

technician

technologist

skilled

trades

person

entry

level

skills

college diploma (2 yr.)

university degree

(4-6 yr.)

university degree (4-6 yr.)

college diploma (3 yr.)

on the job

training

(1 – 2 yr.)

apprenticeship certification(2-5 yr.)

Average Salary*$26/hr $22/hr$19/hr$19/hr$11-28/hr$10-14/hr

More conceptual

More hands on

Based on info from www.oacett.org * www.jobfutures.ca

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EARNING YOUR

HIGH SCHOOL

DIPLOMA

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o s s diploma requirements
O.S.S. Diploma Requirements
  • 30 credits
    • 18 compulsory
    • 12 optional
  • 40 hours of community involvement
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy requirement

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compulsory credits
Compulsory Credits

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 in grade 11 or 12)

2 credits in science

1 credit in Canadian history

1 credit in Canadian geography

1 credit in the arts (music, visual, drama or media arts)

1 credit in health and physical education

1 credit in French as a second language

½ credit in Civics

½ credit in Career Studies

Plus…..

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compulsory credits plus
Compulsory credits, plus …...

Group 1:ONE additional credit in English, or French as a second language, or a native, classical or international language, or a social science and humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance & career education, or cooperative education *

Group 2: ONE additional credit in health and physical education, or business studies, or the arts (music, visual arts, drama), or French as a second language, or cooperative education *

Group 3:ONE additional credit in science (grades 11 or 12), or technological education (grades 9-12), or computer science (grades 10-12) or French as a second language, or cooperative education *

* a maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits; French as a second language can count as a Group 2 or Group 3 credit

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prerequisite planning
Prerequisite Planning

Grade 9/10Grade 11/12

academic (D) university (U)

univ/college (M)

applied (P) college (C)

locally dev. (L) workplace (E)

open (O) open (O)

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prerequisite planning1
Prerequisite Planning
  • Courses in Grade 10, 11 & 12 may have prerequisites
  • Flowcharts are available in the regional course calendar outlining prerequisites for each discipline
  • Post-secondary institutions and some apprenticeship and workplace destinations also have prerequisites

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remember that full disclosure applies to you
Remember that Full Disclosure applies to you!
  • The Ontario Student Transcript provides a record of a student’s overall achievement in high school and is required by post-secondary institutions to assess admission to their programs
  • In grades 9 & 10, only successfully completed courses, with the percentage grade will appear on your transcript
  • In grades 11 & 12, a list of ALL courses taken or attempted, with the percentage grade, will appear on your transcript

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what everyone has in common
What EVERYONE has in common

We are all going to work …

but we enter the workforce at different times in our lives!

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four destinations an overview
FOUR DESTINATIONS An Overview
  • Workplace
  • Apprenticeships
  • Community College
  • University

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the workplace pathway
TheWorkplacePathway

There are many viable entry-level job opportunities for students who have completed their OSSD and have workplace experiences. Students should:

  • consider cooperative education as an important component of workplace preparation;
  • work with teachers, parents &/or employment centres to create a personal portfolio (cover letters, resume, letters of reference, skills summaries, etc.) to present to prospective employers.

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the apprenticeship pathway
The Apprenticeship Pathway
  • hands-on training with a licensed journeyperson
    • 85-90% occurs ‘on-the-job’
    • 10-15% takes place in the classroom
  • get paid while learning
  • one of Ontario’s best kept secrets of post-secondary training

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TheCollegePathway

  • combines theoretical knowledge and practical experience
  • approximately 3000 programs to choose from
      • 1 year certificates
      • 2 year diplomas
      • 3 year advanced diplomas
      • 4 year applied bachelor’s degrees

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TheUniversityPathway

  • theoretical academic training
  • many different types of programs to choose from
    • 3 year general degrees (not many available)
    • 4 year honours degrees
    • 5 year honours degrees
      • ex/ with co-op
      • ex/ concurrent education programs

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University College

Program links between colleges and universities are increasing dramatically by offering:

  • joint programs
    • provide students with both theoretical & practical skills
    • students earn both a degree & a diploma in four years
  • articulation agreements
    • many opportunities for transfer between colleges and universities

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planning backwards
PLANNING BACKWARDS

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Course Selection for all Pathways

Compulsory credits

Option credits

Students need to be aware of prerequisites for course selection and for post- secondary destinations. Option credits provide opportunities to explore other areas of

interest &/or “hands-on” experiential learning opportunities.

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math pathways
Math Pathways

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breakout sessions
Breakout Sessions
  • College & Apprenticeship overview
      • Cafeteria (approximately 30 minutes)
  • University overview
      • Library (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Each session will be repeated twice

We encourage you to attend both to be informed about all opportunities!

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