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 your child to focus. Where do they start?
Let's look at the following options so you can help your child 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 your child is interested in pursuing entry level university studies closer to home the Comprehensive Arts and Science Transition (CAS) 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 your child more of a "hands on" learner who's interested in learning a trade on the job? Newfoundland and Labrador's education and apprenticeship system can help them get the training and experience they need to become a professional, skilled tradesperson. If they are looking for more information call 1-877-771-3737 or visit here.
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
For a comprehensive listing of post-secondary programs and accredited training institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador, go here.
- A guide to Employment Experiences and Employment from graduates MUN and Marine Institute
- College of the North Atlantic and Private Training Institutes
Bridging between High School and Postsecondary?
Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition is designed for high school and Adult Basic Education graduates who would like to improve their general employability skills or who are lacking either the academic requirements or grades to meet the entrance requirements for the college or university program they would like to enter.