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Apprenticeship
 
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) in Simcoe County provides students with a fantastic opportunity to begin apprenticeship training while in grade 11 and 12.
 
The Trade School Initiative and TradeLinks.ca is a joint provincial-federal initiative designed to help future trades people with the complementary skills they will need to find a job or start a business. The site includes information on finding a job, financial resources, tax information, employee rights, employer responsibilities, health and safety tips, trades schools and community colleges, student aid, and career counselling.
 
College
 
Learn everything you need to know about research applications, student life and more at Ontario Colleges. Check out the Toronto Star's Insiders' Guide to Colleges & Universities, which helps grade 11 & 12 students and their parents prepare for life beyond high school. The guide is for students looking for information about what the mood is like on campus, what the best programs are, where all the cool places to hang out are, where the best places to study are and what kind of extra-curriculars are offered! The guide also offers practical and useful information on financial aid and how to apply to universities and colleges.
 
University
 
Get started researching University programs across Ontario. View a list of Ontario Universities' Websites. For information on applications, tips, important dates and fees visit the Ontario University Application Centre.

 

 

 




Workplace
 
WorkinfoNet is Canada's Web portal to job opportunities, career, occupational, learning and labour market information.
 
Canadian Armed Services - You'll find more than 100 job choices in the Canadian military - from dental technician to IT specialist to infantry soldier to engineer. Learn a lot about us and you'll discover even more about yourself.
 
Ontario Prospects - Training is key to being competitive in a global economy. Employers constantly require new and higher levels of skills because of continuing technological change in the workplace. Strong literacy and basic skills are needed for success in any labour market.
  
The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is an employment program for young Canadians between the ages of 19-30. If you’re a post-secondary graduate, you could be eligible for this chance of a lifetime to work in a developing country and contribute to Canada’s international development goals. Not only will this experience contribute to your personal and professional growth, your sponsor organization will lend a helping hand in your search for employment once your internship ends. 
 
Other Interesting Links
 

Studentawards.com is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance.
 

Ontario Student Assistance (OSAP) helps students from lower-income families meet the cost of postsecondary education. OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for postsecondary studies by providing financial assistance for educational costs and basic living expenses. 
 
School Finder - Find information on more than 700 Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges, including admission requirements, costs, programs and contact details. View interactive virtual campus e-Tours™. Search by keyword for programs, schools, careers and scholarships.  
 
Campus Access provides a comprehensive resource and information guide for university and college students in Canada. Click here. 
 
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) can assist youth with disabilities in making informed decisions when pursuing higher education with respect to academic options, available financial aid and accommodations that support their studies.