For generations, the high school diploma was adequate to allow you to obtain a steady job and a chance to launch a career. Nowadays however, a high school diploma is no longer enough.
What are my options?There are many options for post-secondary education and training that can lead to a successful and rewarding career that is right for you.
University - offers undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor degree, graduate programs leading to masters and doctorate degrees, and continuing education programs and certificates. If the university track is for you, most undergraduate programs will take three to four years to complete and typically entail lecture-style format and labs for hands-on learning. Field placements are also available in some programs to provide work experience prior to graduation.
College - offers skilled training diploma programs in a wide variety of fields. A college diploma usually takes one to two years to complete. College programs typically are more of a blend of lecture format and hands-on training. Some programs offer co-op placement or are linked to the apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeship - is a form of post-secondary education for individuals who want to be certified to work in a skilled trade. It is an agreement between an individual and employer where the individual agrees to work, often for a set rate of pay, in turn for supervision, technical training, and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship program can take two to four years to complete through a combination of theoretical and hands-on-learning, both class/online (15%) and on-the-job (85%).
Distance Education - most Canadian academic institutions have made online learning easy and accessible. If you want a degree or diploma from a school that happens to be of distance, you may wish to consider online learning.
Regardless of which educational path you choose, always remember that your dedication to post-secondary education now is an investment in your future!
For additional information on applying for college or university, as well as scholarships, awards and financial aid, please visit the sites listed below.
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Making sure children are safe has been the Society’s top priority for many years. Historically, keeping children safe often meant removing them from their homes without any consideration for maintaining their family connections. However, in recent decades, the Society’s practice has become increasingly responsive to children’s additional needs for stability, love, and strong bonds with family, community members and friends.
The summer is finally approaching, which means it’s time to think about opening our pools and enjoying the sun after a lengthy winter! It’s a time for swimming, boating, the beach… and, let’s not forget… Water Safety.
With all the excitement of summer we need to think about the safety of our children. Water can be most enjoyable; a cool splash on a hot day is always refreshing and makes for good family fun. However, it can also come with some serious risks.