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January 9, 2018 2:19 PM

Dual credit programs highlighted by Maclean's

Johnathan Borutski, a grade 12 student completing a dual credit program at Conestoga, was recently profiled in an article for the 2018 College and University Program Guide published by Maclean’s.

Borutski expects to graduate from high school next spring with dual credits counting toward an apprenticeship certificate in masonry. According to the article, dual credit programs, which grant academic credits for high school and college courses at the same time, are becoming increasingly popular across the country.

The School College Work Initiative, which works to create a smooth transition for students from secondary school to college, reports that nearly 3,000 Ontario students were enrolled in dual credit programs in 2007-08. In 2015-16, that number increased to more than 20,000. Dual credits are offered at secondary schools throughout the province’s 70 school boards, and all 24 Ontario colleges participate to deliver more than 500 dual credit programs.

To read the full article, visit Maclean’s 2018 College and University Program Guide.

Conestoga is a provincial leader in the delivery of trades and apprenticeship training to serve industry needs and our growing community. Comprehensive programming includes a wide range of post-secondary trades programs that provide pathways to employment in skilled trades careers as well as pre-apprenticeship training and in-school training for apprentices.

Visit the School of Trades and Apprenticeship for more information.