Post-Secondary Information

 University College

Workplace
 Apprenticeships  Upgrading Diploma

Developing your plan for Post-Secondary (after high school) options can be confusing in the modern world where the options are unlimited. For help in finding a career or for more information on prerequisites for post-secondary programs we recommend speaking with a guidance counselor, or checking the career links on our links page.

The Guidance Office contains the most recent information available on all colleges and universities in Ontario. During the year, field trips are arranged to our local Community College and University to enable senior students to investigate post-secondary opportunities. Throughout the year seminars are conducted by representatives from Colleges and Universities to assist students in making post-secondary choices.

Vocational Interest Tests are available for students at a modest cost. These tests help to identify one's interest and provide a good indicator of future career possibilities.

Information is also available about scholarships.

All students are encouraged to seeks assistance when needed. Parents may arrange an interview by contacting the Guidance Office between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

University

University applications are generally due in mid-late January. Early completion of applications is recommended due to the high volume of applications and the competitive nature of the system. Searching for university programs and planning your post secondary is availalbe at electronicinfo.ca.  Information sessions from Universities visiting MSS begin September and generally continue throughout the first semester. Information sessions by the guidance department are generally held November-January. Check out the University application website for more detailed information. Interested students should also listen to morning announcements and check the events calendar for regular updates. Information on scholarships is also available.

College

College applications are generally due in mid-late January. Early completion of applications is recommended especially for 'highly competitive' programs. Information sessions from Universities visiting MSS begin September and generally continue throughout the first semester. Information sessions by the guidance department are generally held November-January. Check out the College application website for more detailed information. Interested students should also listen to morning announcements and check the events calendar for regular updates. Information on scholarships is also available.

Workplace

There are several types of assistance provided to facilitate a transition directly to the workplace. The Co-op program is an excellent way for students to gain experience and establish professional contacts in the local community. There are also career fairs that occur throughout the school year that offer a wide variety of information for future employment. Assistance is also available with various print and online resources to help students find their place in the workplace.  For students who would like help in finding a job on Manitoulin Island they can contact Cambrian College's Manitoulin Campus Employment Services at 368-3194

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are the gateway to many trades, providing a solid career. In an apprenticeship students go through a mix of class instruction and practical training in preparation to become a certified tradesperson. Although the Co-op program provides excellent opportunity for an introduction to a particular career, students interested in trades should look into the OYAP as a way to jump-start their apprenticeships while still in secondary school.

Upgrading/Grade 12 Equivalency

Cambrian Colllege Manitoulin Campus 368-3194

The Academic Upgrading Program is for students 18 years of age and older who want to further their education because:

  1. they only need a few more credits to complete secondary school, or
  2. they completed high school some time ago and need to review, or
  3. they need a credit in a particular subject for training or a post secondary program

The Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) is a college-delivered equivalent to Grade 12. The program was developed by Ontario Colleges to meet the main objectives of the "college stream" Grade 12 curriculum.