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Many students will be ‘losing out of a high school education’ if Ontario proceeds with the apprenticeship plan: People for Education

Many students will be ‘losing out of a high school education’ if Ontario proceeds with the apprenticeship plan: People for Education

An education advocacy group is speaking out against the province’s proposed plan to allow Grade 11 students to leave high school to join an apprenticeship program full time. Earlier this year, the province announced that it intends to permit students to drop out of their final two years of high school to pursue an apprenticeship program in the skilled trades. On Wednesday, People for Education released a report highlighting concerns with the change. “The plan, if implemented, would make Ontario…

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Ontario mandates tech credit for high school diploma

Ontario mandates tech credit for high school diploma

The General Contractors’ Association of Toronto (GCAT), for one, “strongly supports revitalizing the graduation requirement,” says Jim Vlahos, the associations’ executive director. “The skilled trades offer in-demand, lucrative and rewarding careers and we believe the mandatory credit will expose students to opportunities they would not have known of otherwise. GCAT applauds the work this government continues to do to address our labor shortage while promoting careers in construction, including the skilled trades and to provide a healthy perception of the…

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10 Things to Consider When Choosing a High School | High Schools

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a High School | High Schools

Whether the goal is to attend college or go another route, much of the groundwork for a student’s future is laid in high school. But for the experience to be fruitful, experts say it’s important that students are in the right environment. “Choosing a high school isn’t just about the brand name,” Pierre Huguet, CEO and founder of admissions consulting firm H&C Education, wrote in an email. “Parents want to make sure their child will be happy on a campus…

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