THE FACTS: The average age of an Ontario journey person is 47 years old. Employers are looking for young people to start their careers in the skilled trades. Many trades now require the use of math, science, and cutting-edge technology. The trade jobs are not what you might have thought they are!
The trades are where some of the most exciting technological advancements exist.
For example, 3D printers and visualization, mobile apps, and robotics are being used at job sites, shop floors and skilled trades companies all over Ontario. There are many opportunities to advance in the skilled trades and the skills you obtain from high school Technological Education courses will provide YOU with the skills often referred to as transferable.
Not only are skills often transferable to other trades, but skilled tradespeople have unique opportunities to advance as managers and mentors. You can start or own a business and even teach technological education classes. Skilled jobs pay well too!
SKILLS : graphic design, photography, video production, animation, broadcasting, web design, motion graphics, audio production, lighting techniques and more!
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TGJ2O1 > TGJ3M1 > TGJ4M1
POTENTIAL JOBS: broadcast engineering technician, news analysts, reporter, photographer, radio operator, sound engineer, television, video and motion picture camera operators, video editors, writer, editor, graphic design, page layout, advertizing, news anchor, animator, game designer, web designer, marketing…..and so much more.
SKILLS : computer systems, networking, interfacing, electronics, robotics, build small electronic circuits, write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TEJ2O > TEJ3M > TEJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS: AI designer/developer, Business Systems Analyst, Computer Engineer, Computer Security Analyst, Database Developer, Hardware Systems Designer, Information Technologist, Interface Designer, Logistics Specialist, Network Security Specialist, Product Developer, Robotics Specialist, Smart Phone Designer, Software Engineer, Systems Designer, Telecommunications Engineer, Video Game Programmer, Web Designer
SKILLS : create and read working drawings, fabrication, assembly, finishing operations, hand and power tool, wood working, building, construction.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TCJ2O > TCJ3M > TCJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS: Boilermaker, Carpenter, Carpet Installer, Cement & Concrete Finisher, Dredge Operator, Electrician/Technician, Equipment Operator, Elevator Mechanic, Estimator, Fencer/Fence Erector, Flooring Installer, Foreman, Glazier, HVAC Tech, Insulation Worker, Iron-worker, Laborer, Landscaper, Mason, Millwright, Painter, Pile Driver Operator, Plasterer, Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter, Safety Manager, Sheet Metal Worker, Construction Manager, Ironworker, Roofer, Welder
SKILLS : agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, landscaping, plant or animal propagation, production, maintenance, harvesting, floral or landscaping designs, construction.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > THJ2 > THJ3M > THJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS: • Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists • Small engine and small equipment repairers • Forestry professionals • Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers • Other administrative services managers • Architects • Biologists and related scientists • and Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services • Gardeners • Landscaping grounds maintenance labourers • Nursery and greenhouse workers • Retail salespersons
SKILLS : hairstyling, make-up, nail care techniques, facials, hair/scalp analyses, body treatments.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TXJ2O > TXJ3M > TXJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Medical, Brand Representative, Salesperson, Cosmetics Buyer, Brand Trainer/Beauty Educator, State Board Licensing Examiner or Inspector, barber, hairdresser, nail technician, esthetician,
SKILLS : personal health promotion, child and adolescent health concerns, medical services, treatments, human anatomy, organs, body chemistry, lifestyle choices, well-being, activities for youth, dietary analysis, health care practices.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TPJ2O > TPJ3M > TPJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Dental hygienists, Emergency medical technicians, Licensed practical nurses, Registered nurses, Respiratory therapists, Dietitians, Medical technologists, Physician assistants, Dentists, Genetic counselor, Occupational therapists, Optometrist, Pharmacists, Physical therapist, Physicians, Podiatrists, Speech-language pathologist, Veterinarian.
SKILLS : culinary technique, food handling, food preparation, health and safety standards,tools and equipment, origins of foods, event planning, tourism attractions across Ontario.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TFJ2O > TFJ3M > TFJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Travel Agents, Hotel Manager, Spa Manager, Tour Operator, Event & Conference Organiser, Tour Guide, Executive Chef, Sommelier, chef, baker, restaurant owner, bartender, food services.
SKILLS : design and fabricate products, technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, manufacturing technique, robotics, machining, welding, vacuum forming, injection moulding.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TMJ2O > TMJ3M > TMJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Assembler, Boiler Operator, Boilermaker, Bookbinder and Bindery Worker, Electronic Assembler, Engineer, Fabricator, Fiberglass Laminator/Fabricator, Floor Assembler, General Laborer, Material Handler, Packaging Engineer, Painting and Coating Worker, Photographic Processor, Precision Assembler, Processing Worker, Production Painter, Production Worker, Semiconductor Processor, Tool Crib Attendant, Tool, Die, and Gauge Maker
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SKILLS : research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TDJ2O > TDJ3M > TDJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Architect, Product designer, civil engineer, software engineer, tailor, fashion designer
SKILLS : service and maintenance of vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft, construction and operation of vehicle/craft systems and learn maintenance and repair techniques, construction of a self-propelled vehicle or craft, engine service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body care.
HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY: TIJ > TTJ2O > TTJ3M > TTJ4M
POTENTIAL JOBS:Automotive Body and Glass Repairers, Transportation Equipment Painters, Industrial Designers, Service technicians, mechanic, sales managers.POST SECONDARY OPTIONS: ONTARIO COLLEGES.CA ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca
Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they:
• Complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student’s selected field
• Earn valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications and gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements.
For more information http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/SHSM.html
SHSMs are available in the following sectors:
• Arts and Culture
• Food Processing
• Health and Wellness
• Horticulture and Landscaping
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Information and Communications Technology
• Justice, Community Safety, and Emergency Services
How would you like to get a credit in college? Dual credit programs are ministry-approved programs that allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college or apprenticeship courses that count towards both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
For more information https://www.ontario.ca/page/dual-credit-programs
• Students may earn credits towards their secondary school diploma through courses delivered entirely or partially by publicly funded colleges in Ontario that are participating in a ministry-approved dual credit program.
• Students may earn up to four optional credits through college-delivered courses
• Make a successful transition to college or an apprenticeship program
• Increase their awareness of the various college and apprenticeship pathways available to them
• Gain greater insight into education and career planning decisions
• There is no limit on the number or type of secondary credits they may earn through team taught courses. These are courses delivered jointly by college instructors and secondary school teachers, in which students work on matching or similar Ontario secondary school curriculum and college curriculum at the same time.
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