What is SCWI?

The School/College/Work Initiative is a cooperative effort of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Committee of College Presidents (COP) and is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. A Co-Management Team consisting of college presidents, school board directors, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities personnel manages SCWI and works with all district school boards and all colleges through 16 Regional Planning Teams, across the province. SCWI provides opportunities for district school boards and colleges to bring together faculty, teachers and administrators to work collaboratively to increase opportunities for student success. Working together, schools and colleges can better inform students and parents of the wide range of college and apprenticeship programs and the knowledge and skills essential for success in such programs. The building of common understandings and the sharing of expertise and resources contribute to clear pathways from secondary to college programs for a wide range of students. SCWI contributes directly to the increased capacity of boards and colleges to provide students with engaging programs and appropriate supports to ensure both secondary and postsecondary success.

Visit the SCWI website at www.gotocollege.ca to:

  • discover supports for student success developed by all Ontario colleges and boards working together through 16 SCWI Regional Planning Teams.
  • discover innovative projects and forums developed to improve retention and graduation rates and support successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs.
  • find out how students, including disengaged and underachieving students, benefit when secondary schools and colleges align curriculum and build program pathways to college and apprenticeship programs together.
  • see how schools and colleges are helping students and parents make informed choices about postsecondary education and career opportunities.
  • learn where you can access resources for classroom programs including samples of first year college writing assignments for Technology, Business, Science and English classes.
  • see the creative ways colleges are developing relationships with high school and elementary students, parents and teachers.
  • read about current activities, forums, resources planned and being developed by the 16 provincial regional planning teams.

A fact sheet with additional information about Dual Credit programs can be found here:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/studentsuccess/DualCredit_FactSheet.pdf (English)

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/fre/teachers/studentsuccess/DualCredits_FactSheetFr.pdf (French)

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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