Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute

STUDENT SERVICES NEWSLETTER – Fall ‘18

Post-Secondary Pathways

 

UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

 

Deadline: January 16, 2019.

Applications received after this date will still be processed by the OUAC and distributed to the Universities. However, highly competitive programs will most likely be full.

Site: www.ouac.on.ca

Fee: TBA in October

Information:

  • INFO guide to all Universities is available online (eINFO). Please go to www.electronicinfo.ca
  • Also, check individual University calendars (available online or in the Student Services office) for program requirements, scholarships and other important school information

Notes:

University entrance averages are based on a student’s top 6 University (U) or Mixed (M) level courses. Check the individual Universities and programs to which you are applying for further requirements. Many programs require an essay, reference letters, interviews, portfolios and even auditions. Students applying to a U.S. College and want information on writing the SAT should go to www.collegeboard.org.

 

Important Dates:

Sept. 28-30: Ontario Universities’ Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Center

Oct. 2 –Nov. 15: See My School Day App for various University/College lunch time visits

Oct. 17: Brock University Bus Tour

Oct. 29: (6:30-8:30): Mowat’s University/College Evening Information Event (Please bring your parent(s)/guardian(s))

Oct. 26: Scholarship presentation at lunch

Nov. 28: University Application Process Seminar at Lunch

 

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Deadline: February 1, 2019.

Applications received after this date will still be processed by the OCAS and distributed to the Colleges. However, highly competitive programs will most likely be full.

Site: www.ontariocolleges.ca

Fee: $95.00

  • Allows you to apply for up to 5 programs, with a maximum of 3 per College

Information:

  • Copies of the Ontario Colleges guide are available online at www.ontariocolleges.ca
  • Also, check individual College calendars (available online or in the Student Services office) for program requirements, scholarships and other important school information

Notes:

Colleges have individual requirements for each program. Many require a minimum average for certain grade 12 courses. Some Colleges have developed partnerships with Universities and now offer degree and articulation programs, in addition to diplomas. Attending College first and articulating to university has become a successful, popular route for many students. Please check calendars, websites and www.ontransfer.ca for more information. Many programs require an essay, reference letters, interview, portfolios and even auditions.

 

Important Dates:

Oct 2 –Nov. 16: See My School Day App for various University/College lunch time visits

Oct. 23 (5-9) and Oct. 24 (9-2): Ontario College Information Fair at the Enercare Center –Hall B - Exhibition Place

Oct. 29: (6:30-8:30): Mowat’s University/College Evening Information Event (Please bring your parent(s)/guardian(s))

Oct. 26: Scholarship presentation at lunch

Nov. 6/8: Gr. 12 College Application Tutorials in class and library

 

APPRENTICESHIP

Apprenticeship is a very viable post-secondary pathway. Many students show an aptitude for the skilled trades. These careers are in high demand in our economy.

Students who enter the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) go through a program of classroom study and practical work placements. There are typically 3 or 4 study and work cycles. While on the job the students are paid, and their pay increases with each subsequent work cycle.

Sectors for the Skilled Professions

  1. Construction (e.g. Cement Mason)
  2. Industrial (e.g. Electrician)
  3. Motive Power (e.g. Parts Technician)
  4. Service (e.g. Child & Youth Worker)
  5. Agriculture (e.g. Horse Groomer)

 

Apprenticeship/Co-op Assembly

Classroom presentations are being planned for January, 2019. These presentations will outline the various job sectors and explain the OYAP application and training process. Information will also be given about our co-operative education program at Mowat and other TDSB specialty co-operative programs.

Students who are interested in the skilled trades should consider applying for Mowat or TDSB specialty co-op in order to gain practical work experience in their fields of interest.

These students should also try to select subjects that relate to their chosen fields.

 

WORKPLACE

The World of Work is another viable post-secondary pathway. Many students decide to enter the workplace directly from high school. These students often have some experience through evening, weekend or summer employment.

Students who wish to enter the workplace should try to choose subjects in school that match their job interests. Plan to attend the Work Connections Job Fair in April, 2019 at Maple Leaf Gardens if you are looking for full-time employment.

Co-op is certainly a recommended course for the workplace pathway, as it allows the student to engage in a practical work experience and learn skills such as resume writing and job interview skills, which will serve them well when applying for a job. At Sir Oliver Mowat C. I. we offer either a 2-credit or 4-credit Co-op.

 

JOB SEARCH

If you would like to speak to a job counselor from a community job agency, please book an appointment in the guidance office or call the YMCA (416-609-0218) or Tropicana (416-439-9009) employment.

Please use www.myblueprint.ca to access your academic records and view links to all pathways.

Please see a guidance counsellor for more information or help with post-secondary choices.