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Ontario expanding Specialist High Skills Majors program


September 5, 2014
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Sept. 5, 2014 – Ontario is expanding and enhancing its Specialist High Skills Majors program to help more high school students find their career passion and get the skills and knowledge they need for jobs in the 21st century.

To meet the growing demand, the province is expanding the program in high schools across Ontario for the eighth year in a row. Beginning this month, more than 44,000 students will be enrolled in 1,685 programs — an increase of 2,000 students and 125 programs compared to the 2013-14 school year.

The innovative program lets students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of their high school diploma. Students can choose a specific economic sector — such as health care or aerospace — and develop essential skills that will better prepare them for life after high school, including apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

Click here for more information on the program.

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