Thanks to a partnership between Collège Boréal and the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières (CSCDGR), students from École secondaire catholique Thériault in Timmins were able to participate in a dual credit program.
Over the past few years, ESC Thériault students have earned credits towards their secondary school diploma through the construction of small structures in the Timmins area. This year, students built a garage as part of the dual credit Carpentry program offered at Collège Boréal. The unveiling of the garage took place today in the school yard of École catholique St-Gérard in Timmins.
The Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières provided the materials and covered the transportation costs. The school board also oversaw the project by outlining construction criteria and carrying out the necessary follow-ups.
“Dual credit programs help secondary students make a successful transition from high school to college and allow students to gain greater insight into education and career planning decisions.”
Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“Collège Boréal is proud to assist in community initiatives. This partnership provided young people with the opportunity to develop critical skills and to build self-esteem while helping out local organizations.”
Jean-Pierre Nadon, Director of Collège Boréal in Timmins
“Dual credit programs such as this allow our students to experience real learning situations in their desired field. For those who learn in a different manner than what can be offered in class, this is an innovative approach in which they too can be successful.”
Ginette Léveillé, leader MHS/IJECT/DR 1, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières
Dual credit programs are ministry-approved programs allowing students, while they are still in secondary school, to enrol college or apprenticeship courses that count towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and also to a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province. For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario.
Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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To find out more on dual credit programs offered at Collège Boréal, send an email to infoDCR@collegeboreal.ca or call 705-560-6673 or 1-8000-361-6673, ext. 3044.
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