Wednesday, October 4, 2017
TIMMINS, ON: Northern College’s community employment service Employment Options Emploi hosted a regional Experience Ontario Conference for the first time today at the Ramada Timmins hotel. Over 70 high school students from the area attended this one-day conference.
The conference was geared to grade 12 students on track to graduate in June 2018 and recent high school graduates who are trying to figure out their next steps in education or entry into the workforce.
During the various sessions, students participated in interactive activities that explored topics of personal growth and awareness, understanding future opportunities, managing change and networking.
At the conference, youth also learned about the Experience Ontario program and how to sign up for the next cohort, which is offered at the Employment Options Emploi Timmins location.
Experience Ontario provides a combination of career exploration experiences, career coaching, and supports to explore postsecondary education and apprenticeship training opportunities. As a result of this program, students will develop a postsecondary and career plan to support their next steps.
“This conference was an excellent opportunity to present students with new skills and knowledge to help them figure out their next steps while also introducing them to the Experience Ontario program,” said Kelly Torresan, Manager of Academic Upgrading and Employment Services of Northern College. “Through this program, we provide students who have an interest in attending postsecondary education in the next few years with additional resources and support to help plan for a successful transition from secondary school.”
Experience Ontario is a pilot program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. It is part of the Ontario government’s plan to support a highly skilled workforce.
If you are interested in learning more about the Experience Ontario program, contact Luanne Brazeau, Experience Ontario Career Coach, by phone at 705-268-3033 ext. 4116 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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