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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

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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