In a news release from May 4th, 2016, Ontario Ministry of Education reaffirmed the provincial government's commitment to prepare high-school students for the future economy. Therefore, Ontario is expanding two programs designed to enhance high school students’ skills and knowledge needed for jobs in demand while earning credits towards their potential transition to postsecondary education.
This fall, the province of Ontario will expand its Specialist High Skills Major program to include another 2,000 students and 100 more program paths for the 2016-2017 school year. According to the Ministry, this group of programs allows high school students to focus on a career path that fits their interests and skills while fulfilling the educational requirements for their high school diploma.
Ontario also expands the Dual Credit program next year, accommodating another 400 students across the province. Dual Credits engage students through exposure to college courses and culture while earning credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.
This provincial effort is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up, grow its economy and create jobs.
Details about this release could be accessed here.