Monday, 7 March 2016

Job Skills

Want to reflect on the skills you have?  Check out Employability Skills Toolkit.
Put yourself in the best circumstances to get that job or upgrade.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Registration for Block 4

Looking to get your diploma?   Block 4 begins March 30th.  St. Michael's is committed to lifelong learning.  Call today at 519-946-3761

Friday, 26 February 2016

Ontario Budget 2016

The  Ontario Liberal government wants to ensure that college and university students from families that make less than $50,000 will have no provincial debt under a new grant unveiled in its 2016 budget.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Information, Communication, Technology

Entrepreneurship within the sector is likely to grow as stakeholders are noticing that new graduates are opening their own businesses.  Local stakeholders  have stated there is a need to actively encourage and support this within the sector.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Manufacturing

Technology  has become vital to  Windsor.  The use of robotics, machines and software has created a shift in the skill sets that employers are looking for.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Education and Unemployment

For the majority of the unemployed,  the highest level of education is a high school diploma or equivalent.  Few employed hold apprenticeship  or trade certificate/diploma.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Windsor-Essex is on need of a workforce to fill the jobs needed to complete the Gordie Howe International Bridge.   Occupations are being identified as well as potential training and upskilling opportunities.

Windsor-Essex is in need of a workforce  to fill jobs associated with the Gordie Howe International Bridge. 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Logistics and Transportation

One of the prominent themes expressed by employers was the need for truck drivers.  Many companies were actively hiring truck drivers and experiencing difficulties  in finding skilled drivers.

Friday, 12 February 2016

PD DAY - No School

Just a reminder that today, Friday,  February 12th is a PD  day for all Secondary schools, including the Adult Site.
Enjoy the day!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Agriculture Sector

The connection between agri-business and tourism is strengthening  as the "buy local" campaigns are gaining traction  with residents and tourists.   There are many spin-off jobs as well.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Workforce Windsor Essex

Want more job information for Windsor?   Look at job sectors that are likely to be in demand  for 2015-2016 and are expected to continue to be promising  in the future.  Check out Workforce WindsorEssex's 2015-2016 Local Labour Market Plan Update Report.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Job Bank Canada

Looking for a job? Where do you start?  Check out www.jobbank.gc.ca.    You can explore careers by occupation, education, wages, outlooks, skills and knowledge.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Returning to School

People return to school for various reasons.   People who do are able to balance life with the demands of learning.  St.  Michael's offers many supports to help you.  Guidance Services, Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (MHAN),Ontario Works, Nutrition Program, connection to community agencies.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Did you know?

Did you know that in Canada a person without  a diploma  earns only 80% of what a person with a diploma earns.   Some figures suggest that over a lifetime that can be as much as $350 000.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Did you know?

Higher education reduces the risk of experiencing low income and unemployment, regardless of the province.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Did you know?

Higher education is associated with higher earnings,  greater savings and assets, higher growth in earnings, and higher income in retirement.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Did you know?

Over 1 million people in Ontario do not have a high school diploma!
Check out www.getdiplomanow.ca

Monday, 1 February 2016

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PLAR

PLAR is Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Mature students may obtain credits for prior learning - the knowledge and skill that adults have acquired, in both formal and informal ways outside of school.  This includes first language learning.  Speak to a Guidance Counsellor  about eligibility and referral.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

School Within A College (SWAC)



SWAC is only available for students between 17 and 20 years old with fewer than 8 credits to graduate.  This allows you to attend St. Clair College to complete high school credits AND take college courses that count towards your high school diploma. The program is free.
See Guidance at 519-946-3761 for more information.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Dual Credit

Want to "try-on" a college course?  Students must be referred to attend St.Clair College a half day once a week for a 15 week period.  A maximum of 4 college delivered dual credits can be counted as optional credits towards your high school diploma.
Dual Credit programs promote a successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs.
Contact Guidance or the Coop teacher at 519-946-3761 at St. Michael's for more information.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Apprenticeship in your future?

Gain on-the-job training and experience in an apprenticeship in a skilled trade while earning credits towards your diploma.  Workplace hours accumulate and count towards  both secondary school credits and the requirements of an apprenticeship program.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Cooperative Education

Customize your diploma by incorporating Cooperative Education into your education plan.  Real-life, hands-on experience.  Get the skills to get hired.  Make connections.  Co-op can help you explore future employment and career options.  Get valuable work experience and credits off-site.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Next step?

If you are considering applying please contact St. Michael's High School @ 519-946-3761
You will need:
Ontario  student transcript,  and/or other academic documentation,  photo ID, birth certificate /citizenship
You must be 18 years old to be eligible to apply.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Correspondence Courses

St. Michael's also offers a variety of free  correspondence courses.  Earn credits while studying independently at home at your own pace.
Registration for courses are offered on a continuous basis.
Please make a counselling appointment @ 519-946-3761 before contacting the Correspondence Self-study Office.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016

St. Michael's Adult

St. Michael's Catholic High School offers an outstanding program to help you complete your high school diploma, upgrade your skills, and prepare for your future.

We are a tuition free adult day school.  Our courses are taught by Ontario Certified teachers under the authority of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

To receive an academic assessment and/or assistance with your education plan please see the Guidance Counsellor at St. Michael's by calling 519-946-3761.

Office hours are Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information see:


Block 3 just commenced on January 14. We have many returning and new students working towards a High School Diploma.

Congratulations to our students from Block 2 who graduated. Much success and good luck in your future endeavours.

Registration for Block 4 will commence February 16, 2016.

For more information please visit www.getdiplomanow.ca

Community Partner Opportunity!

A great opportunity for any of our female students interested in the  CNC Industrial Mechanic Millwright program at  St. Clair College.  Pl...