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Ontario expands dual-credit program providing high school introduction to skilled trades
November 28, 2022 By Bakers Journal
Toronto – The Ontario government announced $4.8 million to expand the dual-credit program. The expansion of the program will create opportunities for an additional 2,200 students to earn college credits and take apprenticeship training while still in high school and help to build interest in skilled trades as a rewarding career.
Ontario’s dual credit programs support eligible secondary students to take college courses or apprenticeship training that count towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship. High school students taking dual credit courses benefit from a variety of college supports and services as well as the supervision and support of their dual credit teacher at their school. Additional Training Delivery Agents, including trade unions, will now be included in the delivery of Dual Credit Level 1 Apprenticeship training programs.
For the 2023-24 school year the dual credit program expansion will include an additional 400 students in apprenticeship in-class training, an additional 400 students in technological education college courses and an additional 180 students in Early Childhood Education college courses
The expansion of the dual credit program is part of the next steps in Ontario’s Plan to Catch Up and ensures students have exposure and access to learning opportunities to consider skilled trades as a future career.
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