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What's Your Destination

What's Your Destination?

The time is now to prepare for, or at least to get started to think about, your future. We want to provide all students with a high school program that complements and prepares them for their future aspirations. There are many options available – you may choose college, an apprenticeship, university or to enter the workforce once you have finished high school. Regardless of the destination, we are here to work with you to ensure you are prepared for success.

Different Pathways


Apprenticeship

You may choose to enter a skilled-trade once you have finished high school – this path is becoming a very attractive career option for many students.

Did you know?

  • An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and in-class instruction that normally takes between two and five years to complete
  • Apprentices earn a salary for the work they do while they develop skills under the instruction of an experienced worker
  • Skilled trades are found in virtually every aspect of Ontario’s economy and are in high demand in our rapidly changing workforce
  • There are more than 130 skilled trades found in five areas including construction, industrial, motive power, service and agriculture

College

There are more than 100 college campuses across Ontario and many others outside the province that could provide you with an opportunity to develop the skills that can lead to rewarding careers in business, applied arts, technology, and health sciences. 

Did you know?

  • Colleges offer diplomas, which usually take two to three years to complete and certificate courses, which are typically one year
  • Some colleges offer applied degrees that combine practical experience with a theoretical foundation
  • Some colleges and universities have joint programs that allow students to earn a university degree and college diploma at the same time
  • Some colleges offer pre-apprenticeship and cooperative apprenticeship diploma programs

Entering the Workforce

You may decide to enter the workforce after high school. Our cooperative education programs strive to integrate classroom learning with on-the-job training in a real work environment – the world of work.

Did you know?

  • The world of work is rapidly changing and the jobs of the future will belong to people who have the right skills, attitudes and behaviours
  • Chances of employment are higher for those who have completed high school and opportunities for advancement are greater when there is additional training
  • Everyone is going to work...we just choose to enter the workforce at different stages of our lives
  • Job security improves for those who can anticipate, make and manage change

University

Choosing a degree and a university is not always easy. There are 19 publicly assisted universities in Ontario, including the Ontario College of Art & Design and several others throughout Canada.

Did you know?

  • A university is for higher education and research. It provides students with the opportunity for undergraduate degrees, professional degrees and graduate degrees
  • Courses are usually theoretical in nature
  • Students who go to university usually begin by pursuing a four year undergraduate or professional degree and then may decide to pursue a masters or doctorate degree, which may take an additional two to seven years
  • Many university students decide to attend college after graduating university to get more hands-on experience or further certification