A program pathway consists of the combination of courses that make up a student’s educational program and the supports provided by the program. It is designed to allow students to explore a particular destination and should reflect the goals that motivate students to complete their secondary education. A program pathway will help students be successful in their transition to the workplace, apprenticeship, college, or university. Students can select from a variety of types of courses to meet the needs of their individual pathways. Types of courses include: academic, applied, locally developed compulsory courses, open, workplace, college, university/college, and university. For more information about Program Pathways, contact the Student Services or Guidance Department in your school or Curriculum Services at the OCDSB. When planning their pathway, students might consider the following experiential learning opportunities:
- Cooperative Education
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
- PASS (Partnering to Articulate for Student Success)
- Ontario Skills Passport
- Dual Credits Program with Algonquin College - Earn a high school credit and college credit concurrently
For more information view the OCDSB career map or visit the Ministry of Education website to view the Ontario Prospects, an annual career planning guide for students in grades 7 to 12, educators, job counsellors and others seeking career information.