Purpose & Focus of SCWI

The purposes of the SCWI are:

  1. To have a greater proportion of students select college as a “first choice” for post-secondary study
  2. To link more secondary school courses to college programs in ways that enable students to make successful transitions to college and that prepare students for successful employment following college

The Focus of SCWI

The SCWI has focused on three broad activity areas essential to providing secondary school students with clear pathways to college and employment:

  • increased student, parent and teacher awareness of the wide range of education, career and employment opportunities (in new and expanding sectors) offered through college programs
  • the development and implementation of aligned curricula between secondary schools and colleges
  • increased clarity in secondary school pathways to college admission

To achieve the purposes and outcomes described above, pilot projects involving schools, colleges and workplace sectors were to identify and address traditional barriers and to provide models which are replicable across the province, for school / college / work projects. To ensure alignment of the pilot projects with MET policies and directions, MET staff participated in the development of project criteria and in the selection of projects for funding.

School Within A College

School Within a College
SWAC students attend a college campus five days a week and work on their OSSD credits with a high school teacher. The SWAC also have the opportunity to take up to four dual credits. SWAC programs are available at Fanshawe, Lambton and St. Clair .

OYAP Dual Credits

OYAP Dual Credits
In partnership with the Colleges and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, OYAP students have an opportunity to complete their high school graduation requirements with co-operative education and Level 1 apprenticeship training.

Dual Credit Programs

Dual Credit Programs
Students in the Dual Credit program take courses on a College campus on scheduled days during the school year. Students who successfully complete Dual Credit courses receive a high school AND the appropriate College credit(s).

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