What educational options are right for them?
There is so much to consider when planning for life after high school and sometimes it can be difficult for students to focus. Where do they start?
Let's look at the following options so you can help students get a handle on their career, life, future and the opportunities available in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador
Some jobs require a university degree. A degree program typically takes longer to complete than other postsecondary options however, on average jobs that require a university degree have higher earnings than other types of post secondary education. Memorial University has two campuses in St. John's, including the Marine Institute and Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook.
If a student is interested in pursuing entry level university studies closer to home, the Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition may be a great option. This can often help bridge the gap between leaving home and moving on to university. This can be a difficult decision for students so experiencing what university is all about while living at home can make it much easier.
College of the North Atlantic
The College of the North Atlantic is Newfoundland and Labrador's public college with 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and one in the Middle East State of Qatar. The College of the North Atlantic has nearly 100 full-time program offerings and more than 300 part-time courses for some 20,000 students annually. It is one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada.
Is a student interested in learning a trade on the job? Newfoundland and Labrador's education and apprenticeship system can help you get the training and experience you need to become a professional, skilled tradesperson. If you are looking for more information call 1-877-771-3737 or visit here.
College of the North Atlantic
This college provides most of the technical training for apprentices in the province.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
This site is a comprehensive inventory of information on apprenticeship training across Canada. The inventory provides current information about apprenticeship programs and topics.
Careers in Trades
This site, funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program, provides information for people considering a career in the skilled trades.
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
Go to this Service Canada website for information about the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), a taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices once they have successfully completed their first or second year (level) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades.
Skills/Compétences Canada provides career and skill-related resources. Skills/Compétences Canada also hosts the annual Intermediate, Provincial and National Canadian Skills competition.
Private schools and or training options tend to have lower student teacher ratios and class sizes but can be more expensive than public post-secondary options.
Provincial Post-Secondary Offerings Lists
Here's a comprehensive listing of post-secondary programs and accredited training institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador.