Education Minister hails expansion of skills training program

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

A Burlington high school continues to be a leader in adopting a provincial program through which students can focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests.

Education Minister Liz Sandals has continued her back to school tour at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School on Wednesday. It is offering the “specialist high school major program” in four separate areas; horticulture and landscaping, hospitality, business leadership and computer engineering.

Another 2.000 students are enrolled in the program this fall, bringing the total across the province to more than 44 thousand.

The program is offered on a school-by-school basis and are aimed at matching areas of study to the employment needs of individual communities.

Sandals adds that it allows a student to customize their school experience, while developing the skills and knowledge that will better prepare them for college or university, apprenticeship training or the workplace.

The minister will visit another local school, Dr. Davey in Hamilton, on Thursday morning.

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