The Halton District School Board is proud to host a new experiential learning event called Halton Pathways: A Future that Fits for 1,500 Grade 10 students on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Country Heritage Park in Milton.
Students will have the opportunity to explore high school Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and meet the teachers and employers related to each SHSM sector. The event will include more than 30 local businesses, providing a full-day of hands-on interactive activities for students. Numerous colleges and universities will attend, providing information about programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Police Foundations, Trades and Technology, the Environment, Energy, Arts and Culture.
Activities will include a robotics display, healthcare medical simulation mannequin, construction and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, theatrical lighting and equipment, a virtual reality trainer, fire trucks and fire extinguishers, cupcake decorating, welding simulations, and an opportunity to help the Country Heritage Park build a water bottle greenhouse.
“This day will give students the opportunity to explore many different career areas and learn about programs like the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) that allows them to engage in specialized programming and real work experience in high school, regardless of their future pathway,” says Christine German, Pathways Project Manager for the Halton District School Board. “We hope this experience will help students make informed post-secondary education and career decisions.”
The Halton District School Board currently offers 60 SHSM programs with approximately 1,500 Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in 15 different sectors such as Business, Arts and Culture, Transportation, Construction and Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services.
For additional information, contact:
Julie Hunt Gibbons, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456