Category Archives: Workplace Information

Maclean’s Student Life Expo

Maclean’s Student Life Expo connects graduating high school students and their parents with university and college recruiters, career counsellors, volunteer opportunities, skilled trades, and numerous other pathway opportunities. Plus, one student will win $5,000 towards their tuition!

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall

When: October 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person, but guidance can request free tickets for students and parents. Speak to Mr. Stryker if you would like free tickets requested for you.

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Study and Go Abroad Fairs

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is an international university and student travel expo, offering students an opportunity to learn about degree, certificate and diploma programs abroad, as well as information about internships, volunteer programs, work abroad, and adventure and language travel.

A Study and Go Abroad Fair will take place in Toronto on February 28, 2016. Go to www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information.

Postsecondary Preparation Information Sheets

If you are planning to leave Madill at the end of this school year, and did not attend one of the information sessions in the library on September 16 or 17, take a look at these information sheets:

Apprenticeship Preparation for Fall 2016

College Preparation for Fall 2016

University Preparation for Fall 2016

Workplace Preparation for Fall 2016

Note: All grade 12’s will have an interview in guidance during semester one to help with postsecondary planning. Please be prepared for your interview with ideas and questions.

Ontario Youth Employment Fund

The Ontario Youth Employment Fund (YEF) will be available on September 23, 2013. The fund will help employers offer four-to-six month job and training placements for young people (aged 15 to 29, who are not in school full-time). The province will provide up to $7,800 to cover a range of supports and services for each eligible young worker under the fund. That includes up to $6,800 to help employers cover wages and training costs, and up to $1,000 to help young workers pay for job-related costs like tools and transportation to work.

This fund may be helpful to graduating students who need assistance finding work.

For more information, please see the link below:

http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/youthfund/

Grade 12 Postsecondary Pathways Information Sessions

All graduating students should attend one or more of the following information sessions (if not returning to Madill next year).

Monday, Sept. 9:

Period 1

1st half of period — College — All graduating students thinking of college for next year.
2nd half of period — Apprenticeship — All graduating students thinking of apprenticeship for next year.

Period 3

1st half of period – University — All graduating students thinking of university for next year.
2nd half of period – Workplace — All graduating students thinking of the workplace for next year.

Tuesday, Sept. 10:

Period 1

1st half of period — University — All graduating students thinking of university for next year.
2nd half of period –Workplace — All graduating students thinking of the workplace for next year.

Period 4

1st half of period – College – All graduating students thinking of college for next year.
2nd half of period – Apprenticeship – All graduating students thinking of apprenticeship for next year.

Note: Each destination is repeated. Choose one session, not both, for a specific destination.

Students will be called to the library by announcement. Please let your teacher know in advance that you will be attending, and choose the session that will interfere the least with your learning.

Grade 12 Postsecondary Information Sessions

Grade 12’s are encouraged to attend one or more postsecondary information sessions in the library.

Apprenticeship Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 2, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 3, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

College Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 2, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 3, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

University Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 1, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 4, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

Workplace Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 1, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 4, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

Postsecondary Information Sessions

All grade 12 students planning to graduate and leave Madill at the end of this school year should attend one or more of the following sessions:

Tuesday, September 12:

Period 1 — 1st half of the period, college bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, workplace bound grade 12’s

Period 3 — 1st half of the period, university bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, apprenticeship bound grade 12’s

Wednesday, September 13:

** for students who did not attend sessions on Tuesday**

Period 2 — 1st half of the period, university bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, apprenticeship bound grade 12’s

Period 4 — 1st half of the period, college bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, workplace bound grade 12’s

Student Summer Company Grant

The application for Summer Company, a grant program that helps young entrepreneurs, is available online.

http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ye_summerco_en.jsp

Workplace Preparation

Workplace Preparation for Fall 2011

1. Information about the Workplace

– there are pamphlets and booklets in the guidance office (for overnight loan or to read in the office)

– the most up-to-date and comprehensive information is available online

– each student who is planning to enter the workplace will have an interview with a guidance counsellor this fall or winter, come prepared with your questions

2. Preparing for the Workplace

– for most employment opportunities, you must complete your OSSD which includes 30 credits, 40 hours of Community Involvement and successful completion of the Literacy Requirement; it is important that you complete the 40 hours and hand the sheet in to the guidance office, early in your final year at Madill so that you will be eligible for an OSSD in June 2011

– in addition to completing diploma requirements, you will need to update your resume and develop a cover letter for your employment search

 3. Applying for Employment

– searching for employment requires hard work and determination

– “word of mouth” is a good way to hear about a possible job, networking from a part- time job or a coop job is also useful, check the “classified” section of the newspaper in the town/city where you would like to find a job and go to the local employment office (Wingham Centre for Employment and Learning is located at 152 Josephine Street, 519-357-4995, www.herc.on.ca)

4. I’ve Changed My Mind!

– if you have taken workplace preparation courses in grades 11 and 12 and now decide you wish to apply to college, there are some community colleges in Ontario (Lambton, Sault, Fleming, Centennial, and St. Lawrence) who have developed programming for students with workplace preparation and a number of community colleges that offer upgrading programs

5. Preparing to Leave Secondary School

– fill in the purple Commencement Awards form and hand in to the guidance office before leaving for the summer (not all awards are for university and college bound students and not all are based on marks)

– rent your gown for commencement in late May or June ($15); if you wait to rent your gown in August or as late as the evening of commencement the cost will be $20 and there is no guarantee of size or availability