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Getting Connected to Opportunity

Imagine a region where all young people can thrive and contribute to building vibrant communities. Unfortunately, 83,000 youth in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) aged 15-24 are not engaged in education, employment, or training (NEET). Many face multiple barriers and...
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Supporting Students Through Career Transitions at the UTM Career Centre

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) offers our students a diverse range of academic programs where they develop strong and transferable skill sets. We use three key strategies to support our students in the transition to their careers: professional preparation; gaining...
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A Student’s (my)Blueprint for Success

What are my goals? What courses do I need for different college and university programs across Canada? What careers are in demand in Ontario? Students in Grade 7-12 can answer all of these questions and more using the myBlueprint.ca website provided by Peel District and...
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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – Helping students turn their high school diploma into a resume

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows high school students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while also meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) A Specialist High Skills...
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Co-Operative Education | Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Co-operative Education programs are offered at 26 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) Secondary Schools. Co-op programs provide students with workplace experiences to develop and recognize their own strengths, interests, and skills with respect to expectations...
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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

The skilled trades provide a viable and attractive career choice for young people. In high school student have an opportunity to explore and even begin an apprenticeship through OYAP—the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. OYAP is driven by co-operative education. Students gain...
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A wrench, hammer and a backstage pass

For most music fans, the opportunity to get backstage at a concert is nothing short of a fantasy. Did you know this very thing is happening for tradespeople in Ontario? That type of fantasy is their career. Concerts and rock stars may not be the first thing that comes to mind...
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Peel Halton Workforce Development Group

The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group (PHWDG) is a community based, not-for-profit Corporation funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. It functions as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information and facilitator of collaborative...
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Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Blog Series Kick off

What do you want to be when you grow up? A reoccurring question asked throughout one’s life, from the aspiring superhero-princess-ninja pre-schooler to the young adult who is still trying to figure it out. As employment options become more and more diverse and specialized, making...