Grade 12 Important Info
Postsecondary Information for Parents/Students
This is a reminder for students and parents to check the Grade 12 Google Classroom for information about postsecondary education and other opportunities. All grade 12 students have access to this classroom and it is the best way to stay up to date regarding application updates and deadlines, campus events, experiential learning opportunities and graduation related information.
Application deadline is February 1st, 2021. Applications are completed through the Ontario College Application Service at: www.ontariocolleges.ca.
Students create their own login after clicking “Apply Now”. This same website can be used to search for program and college information.
The Virtual College Fair is on November 4th and 5th. To register or learn more go to: ontariocollegefair.ca
Application deadline is January 15, 2021. Applications are completed through the Ontario University Application Centre at: www.ouac.on.ca.
Students receive a PIN (password) from the Ontario University Application Centre through guidance. We will let students know in the Grade 12 Classroom when these are available.
Learn more about starting an apprenticeship at: www.ontario.ca/page/start-apprenticeship
There is still room in some Dual Credit programs (College/Apprenticeship training while still in high school): www.ugdsb.ca/dualcredit/
Are you the parent or guardian of a young woman interested in skilled trades, STEM careers, or other sectors with an underrepresentation of women workers? Register for The Career Discover Expo being held virtually on November 18th.
Job searches/Employment Services:
- Local job opportunities are posted weekly in the Grade 12 Classroom
- To make a resume, use the tool in MyBlueprint (Guidance Counsellor’s are happy to help as well)
- Employment/Job search services in Fergus:
Connecting with an employer looking for an apprentice: www.apprenticesearch.com
What can students do now?
- Stay up to date with information posted on the grade 12 google classroom
- Research programs that they are interested in on MyBlueprint or:
- Research information about scholarships on postsecondary websites (check their financial webpages) and other online search tools
- Organize your resume and cover letter and start looking at job opportunities
- Register for the Dream Big careers event for young women: