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Ontario Mandatory Tech Credit for High School Students
ontario mandatory tech credit for high school students

Ontario Mandatory Tech Credit for High School Students

An exciting update regarding Ontario’s Education System

Ontario takes its education and student success very seriously. High school is the perfect time of year to begin thinking about potential future careers and what role you would like to pursue once you graduate. With that being said, Ontario has recently made a new update on its education that may be able to open students’ eyes to a new industry they never considered joining! Ontario’s provincial government is planning on bringing a new mandatory technological education credit for Ontario High school students. This new change is supposed to start with high school students entering grade 9, as of September 2024. 

Now then, why is this new change a good change for Ontario students in high school? It is said that many students, many of which are a male, graduate from high school with at least one technological education course. This new change in the high school curriculum could open up a chance for students to “open doors and opportunities for everyone.”

What credits are potentially available for students?

Many of these technological education credits could open up a bright future for students, opening doors for them at a very young age. With that being said, what exactly would technological education credits include? Well, it depends on what the high school is offering for students, but it could potentially involve the following:

  • Construction (Woodworking) 
  • Metal Working
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics
  • Drafting
  • Robotics
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer Technology
  • And more!

What advantages are associated with this industry?

Not only are there a whole variety of credits for students, but once students graduate with the credit they need, students can also get into the tech industry with a list of advantages ideal for them! Here are some of the top benefits of working in the technology industry.

  • Work Flexibility
  • High Paying Salary
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Decent working environment
  • Discovering new aptitude
  • And more! 

What skills are learnt in the tech industry

With all the listed benefits and credits that can be developed, many skills can be learnt when working in this field. Many students have the chance to learn skills that can further develop their resume, essentially setting them up for a successful life! Here are some potential skills that can be built.

  • Communication
  • Coding
  • Operating System Knowledge
  • Dexterity
  • Hand-eye-Coordination
  • Motor Control
  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Time management 
  • Analytical Skills
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Decision Making

What Opportunities are open to students involved in this field?

Of course, there are many fields students can choose from, and the options are endless! Many students need to realize that there are many fields open and waiting to be taken that could prove to be a good career to work in! Here are some potential jobs that could be applied to!

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Software engineering
  • Project management
  • UI/UX design
  • Technical Writing
  • Game Development
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Managers
  • Welder
  • Engineering
  • And so much more!

Consider applying for a tech credit for high school!

With all the listed advantages above, many high school students have many reasons to sign up and apply for a tech credit in high school. With all the advantages, skills and future potential jobs, there’s almost nothing to lose. Not only that but when signing up for these credits, could be the beginning of a discovered passion!

Do your research and look into this amazing opportunity for your school’s needs.

Sources:
Ontario introducing mandatory technology credit for high school students | CBC NewsTechnology Education – Langley Secondary School, Technology Education | Moscrop Secondary School, 51 In-Demand Tech Skills for Technology Careers | Indeed.com, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-benefits-working-technology-industry-pritam-gurumayum/?trk=public_post

Disclaimer: The information is obtained directly from the websites that appear in the source section. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Please check their official website and digital channels for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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