School to Career
School to Career programs provide Halton students with a series of unique opportunities to learn about the world of work, explore potential careers and gain valuable work experience. Most School to Career (STC) programs contain a cooperative education component.
The programs are uniquely designed to assist all students bound for apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace in making informed career decisions and in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential in today’s workplace. These programs are focussed on a specific area, and provide the student with unique information and insights to their area of interest. Some of these programs have a value added fee attached for such things as personal safety equipment, industry certification and textbooks, just to name a few. In addition, some of these programs are regional in nature, since not every school is able to provide specialized programming. Students may travel between schools within the Catholic District School Board, or between the two Halton School Boards, depending on where the program is offered. Examples of these programs (follow links for more information) include:
Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Majorhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/artsculture/
Health Care Science/Medical Technology Specialist High Skills Majorhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/psw/
Landscaping and Horticulture Specialist High Skills Majorhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/shsm/landscaping/
Electrician Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/Electrician.shtml
Welder, Welder Fitter Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/Welder.shtml
Early Childhood Educatorhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/ECE.shtml
Child & Youth Worker Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/cyw.shtml
Hairstylist Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/Hair.shtml
Information Technology Technicianhttp://www.schooltocareer.ca/oyap/ITT.shtml
Please see the School to Career guidance counsellor in your school for more information or go to www.schooltocareer.ca
to obtain more information of all the STC programs offered in Halton. You can go to www.onsorts.ca
if you are interested in registering in any of these programs. Registration in the system does not commit the student to anything, other than gaining more information to make an informed decision. OnSorts.ca
is a web-based registration system that is used by the Halton Catholic District School Board. Students will need their OEN number (found on most student cards or from a guidance counsellor) and their birth date in order to register online.