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Dual Credit students receive Certificates from St. Lawrence College at Evening Celebration

2014-06-10, 2:15 PM

This evening, 60 students from five area school boards will be receiving certificates from St. Lawrence College in celebration of their successful completion of the Level 1 In-School Apprenticeship Training in one of six skilled trades programs that took place on the Kingston Campus this year.  The event will take place in Davies Hall at 7 PM on Tuesday June 10, 2014.

These  senior high school Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) students have not only earned their Masonry, General Carpentry, Hairstyling, Industrial Millwright Mechanic or Plumbing Level 1 Apprenticeship In-School designation, but they have also earned college credits and two credits towards their high school diploma as part of the province-wide School College Work Initiative’s Dual Credit program. 

From a General Carpentry student: “I have always had an interest in carpentry and this was an amazing opportunity to get an idea of what college is like and a head start.”

From a Brick & Stone student: “The Masonry program teaches you all you need to know and the basic skills really well. It prepares you well for work. The teachers have so much knowledge and will tell you anything you ask.”

From a Hairstyling student: “The program was once a week for the whole year and, combined with co-op hours in a salon, it gave me new opportunities to get ahead and do my first college year while I was still in high school.”

“These unique opportunities allow students who are interested in the Skilled Trades to be taught by teachers who are working in the trades, experience college at no cost to them, and get ahead start in their chosen field.” Said Amber Trent, Dual Credit Facilitator at St. Lawrence College.


About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 345 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our online and continuing education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451