Making the best course choices....2014-2015 What is a ‘Literate’ Graduate? A person who can think critically, problem solve, communicate and apply what they have learned… UPEI Holland College Maritime Seats Upgrade Apprentice Work/Other 26% 13% 12% 10% 3% 36% Dept. of Education, PEI Data University Significant attrition rate after two years at UPEI College 26% of incoming students at Holland College are direct from high school, experience most difficulty in programs due to low literacy and numeracy skills; general level students struggling more than ever before Labour Market Demographics, Skill demand, Responsiveness, Adequate information Dept. of Education, PEI A minimum of 20 credits… 3 English credits - Grade 10, 11, & 12 1 Language credit 2 Math credits 2 Science credits 2 Social Studies credits plus 10 Electives credits ____________________________________ 5 credits at grade 12 level (600 or 800) Students completing 6 credits from the Career and Technical Education(CTE) Skilled Trades Course Selections area, with a minimum of 70 % in each course will receive a Colonel Gray CTE Skilled Trades & Applied Sciences Certificate. Colonel Gray is students can register for Academy Diploma Program in Business and Innovation. Gaelic521A, Housing621A, Office Management Technologies801A, Creative Multimedia801A, MUS801AX (Performance and Production), PED801AF (Phys. Ed. Fit 801) and Environmental Science621A are available with sufficient registration numbers. Course Description This course focuses on skills that explicitly link to postsecondary studies with an emphasis on literary analysis of a range of challenging texts. Therefore, attention is given to academic writing and research skills, critical interpretation, and formal speaking and listening skills. This course is designed for students who enjoy the study of literature and wish to refine their craft as a writer, thinker, and communicator. Acceptance into the course is dependant upon a teacher recommendation at the English 521A level. Ten questions to ask your guidance counselor before Grade 12 MAT421A MAT431A Social Sciences Skilled Trades Business Labour Force Skilled Trades MAT421A Business Engineering Science MAT521B MAT531A MAT801A MAT521A MAT621A Elective MAT521E MAT621B MAT611B Choose courses to support your future goals… Choose courses you are interested in … Choose courses which increase your 21 Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence Agility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Effective Oral and Written Communication Accessing and Analyzing Information Curiosity and Imagination New career’s are being created each year… you may invent or create your future career…what courses can you take now to learn the skills you need in the future… Most universities and colleges require a minimum 70% average in admissible courses. The cut-off averages at respective schools are based on the applicant pool. The better your marks and average the better your chances. In 2012, UPEI nursing students required an 85% or higher average to be considered for a seat in the program. Admission is competitive. Higher averages provide more opportunities for acceptance to your program. 5 courses at the grade 12 level (600 or 800) 4 language arts (one of which may be French), one English course from each level (400, 500, 600). 2 mathematics courses 2 science courses 2 social studies courses Additional electives related to career interests. PEI Graduation Requirements 5 Academic Grade 12 courses (621) English 621A – minimum 70% The best marks / course choices possible …be competitive when you apply for your program! (scholarships…) Your high school transcript is required when you apply for programs… (even 20 years from now)! University Entrance Requirements Degree offering institution: (science, arts, nursing, etc.) Students take a broad range of courses creating a well rounded education. Many students will go on and complete a second degree before looking for work. Usually more debt after four or more years of study – but there is the potential for greater lifetime earnings. University Diploma offering institution: (culinary, welding, sports & leisure). Students learn skills specific to their program. 93% of Holland College grads are working in their career within one year of completing their program. Some students then go on to university to complete a degree in their area of study. College Apprenticeship is a method of learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become a skilled worker and a certified journey person. Most apprenticeship programs take two to four years to complete and combine approximately 80 % paid-on-the job training (under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson )with 20% technical/in-school learning. Apprenticeship Program Not everyone is prepared to continue their education after high school. Some students enter the world of work, employed in a variety of jobs , while deciding on their career path. Many people continue their education a number of years after their high school graduation. They have greater success because they are ready to commit to the rigors of the course work. Labour Force 5 Grade 12 academic courses including: English 621A one Social Studies or Language course any 3 other academic courses (621) 801 courses do not qualify for admission Minimum Requirements.. Grade 12 Social Studies Course marks above 70% Take 6 – 621 courses so you can use your best of 5 average. …to compete for a seat!!! 5 Grade 12 academic courses including: English 621A Mathematics 621A any 2 Social Studies, Languages or Sciences and 1 other academic (621)course. Minimum Requirements.. Mathematics 621B recommended consider elective MAT611B Consider business electives: ACC621A, ENT521A, ECO621A …to compete for a seat!!! 5 Grade 12 academic courses: English 621A Mathematics 621[A or B] , MAT611B Two 621A Sciences One other academic 621 course Minimum Requirements MAT621B andMAT611B are recommended! Grade 12 BIO621A, CHM621A and PHY621A are prerequisites for first year Biology, Chemistry and Physics at university. …to compete for a seat!!! Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program Minimum Requirements for Entrance Preference will be given to applicants with Gr. 11or 12math and Gr. 11 or 12 physics is preferred. Skills you have learned through high school courses(AUTO), co-op work experiences and paid work experiences Reference letters Requirements to compete for a seat in a program Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level Ability to perform physically challenging tasks Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program. Minimum Requirements for Entrance Courses related to the program: FDS421A, CUL801A, CUL801B – a Co-op work placement in the culinary area. The best marks possible at the highest academic level you are capable of. Solid reference letters from your culinary teacher. Requirements to compete for a seat in a program Articulation agreements and transfer credits give you the opportunity to begin your studies at one institution and finish at another. For example, you may decide to obtain a diploma from Holland College and then further your studies at a university. Or you may have begun your studies in university, and be interested in continuing your education at Holland College. Example: Sport and Leisure Management -Mount St. Vincent University - Up to 2 years credit toward Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management. • Canada will have nearly 1 million job openings from 2003-2015 in the skilled trades sector but continues to have a serious shortage of new, skilled tradespeople to fill in the retiring Baby Boomer gap. • In the next 20 years, 40% of new jobs in Canada will be in skilled trades and technologies. This is great news for those people looking for jobs that aren’t typical, that are constantly evolving in new industries and that require constant development. Why consider a career in Trades? Eligibility In order to enter an apprenticeship program, a person must: Be at least 16 years of age Have a High School Completion Certificate or equivalent Be working at a designated skilled career with a suitable employer Government of PEI Apprenticeship information for high school students Accelerated Secondary Apprenticeship Program ASAP Award $1000 - $500 for your tools and $500 for tuition. Canadian Forces/R.O.T.P.: Students wishing to enrol in the Royal Officer’s Training Program will require English, mathematics, physics and chemistry in their grade twelve program. Check the entrance requirements for the University you wish to apply for… http://www.aucc.ca/canadian-universities/study-programs/ Career Cruising Check with counselors in Student Services for a username and password. Use login: natcon708 and password: career if you don’t have your own login.