Ontario is helping more Oak Ridges –Markham area high school students find their career passion and prepare for future jobs by expanding its Specialist High Skills Majors program.
This September, 5 Oak Ridges - Markham area high schools and 4 Newmarket – Aurora area high schools will offer 3 additional Specialist High Skills Majors, including:
With these additions, there will be three Specialist High Skills Majors offered in Oak Ridges – Markham high schools next school year in sectors such as business, construction, and transportation. Programs like the Specialist High Skills Major are part of the McGuinty government’s plan to help more students graduate, get a job, start an apprenticeship or move on to higher education. Building the best-educated workforce in the world helps attract the investments that create jobs and strengthen our economy.
“Providing our students with more opportunities to focus their interests and enhance their education and development will help students graduate with a stronger foundation and the skills they need for success in their lives.” - Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges – Markham
“Programs like this are preparing our students to get jobs in fulfilling and exciting industries. Expanding these programs will give even more students the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.” — Laurel Broten, Minister of Education
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