The vast majority (70%) of students do not go on to university or college after graduating from high school. One or more of your children may be included in this group. Regardless of what your child does after graduation their choice is better made if they have participated in one or more of the many forms of workplace education while in school.
Some of the possibilities are:
There are many different career possibilities for your child. No one option is more valuable or dignified than any other. Together with your children, investigate post-secondary options - college and university, but also apprenticeship and careers in the skilled occupations.
When we fail to consider apprenticeship and careers in the skilled occupations, we shut the door on a world of tremendous opportunities. Apprenticeship may not be for everyone, but everyone should at least consider it.
In order to become a skilled professional, an apprentice must devote 2-5 years to formal on-the-job training and a lifetime to constant skills up-grading. As in the case of other professionals, it takes a motivated and dedicated person to succeed.
For information on financial assistance programs for apprentices click here.