The 6 Post-Secondary Destinations Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
After High School, there are 6 post-secondary destinations available for students: Apprenticeship Community College The Military University Direct To Work Private Training
Apprenticeship Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship leads to careers in the skilled trades, careers that are quickly becoming more in demand. It’s estimated that in ten years, 60% of all job openings will be for trades and technology. For More information, see www.apprenticetrades.ca
40- 44 weeks per year are spent on-the-job so apprentices gain experience. For most programs, there are also in-class lessons, which take up about 6-10 weeks per year. Apprenticeship
Apprentices also “earn while they learn”. While the apprentices learn by doing their chosen trade, they’re also paid 50%-90% of a certified journeypersons salary. Tuition costs are low, too, only about $200-$800 dollars a year. Money Matters
Applying To get into the Apprenticeship program, you only need to have completed grade twelve. To select a trade you think you would like to study, visit www.gnb.ca/0381/index-e.asp . Then, you need to find an employer (suggested websites: www. workopolis.com or www. working.canada.com ). However, keep in mind that about 80% of all job openings are never advertised. Once you’ve found an employer, register with Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification. 2-5 years later, you’ll be a certified journeyperson!
Possible Careers... Painter Roofer Cook Welder Locksmith Baker Plumber
Community College Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
Community College There are 11 New Brunswick Community College (NBCC: see www.nbcc.ca ) campuses spread all across New Brunswick which offer specialized training for the workplace of tomorrow. For more information, visit www.accc.ca , www.canlearn.ca
There are many programs available through Community Colleges such as Applied Arts, New Media, Information Technology, Business Management, Engineering Technology, Trades, Health and Human Services, and Applied Sciences, all with on-the-job experience and in-class lessons . Programs
Tuition Tuition to Community colleges is much lower than that of Universities. For NBCC, tuition is $2,500 per year for a 40 week program. However, you can take out a student loan ( www.studentaid.gnb.ca or www.debtfreegrad.com ) or apply for scholarships ( www.scholarshipscanada.com ) to help support the cost of tuition.
Advantages Approximately eight out of nine graduates of NBCC are working, so your chances of getting a job are pretty good. NBCC has smaller classes so each individual student gets more attention, and all graduates get an advanced standing at several Canadian universities.
Possible Careers... Computer Technician Journalist Graphic Design Artist Photographer Administrative Assistant Laboratory Technician Artist Computer Programmer
Direct to Work Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
Direct to Work After Graduation, some students will go directly to work. For these people there are two options available: Get a job OR Start a business
Getting a Job If you decide to look for a job, then update your resume and start going around to local employers. Or you can visit these websites for possible job openings in your community: www.jobbank.gc.ca , www.careerbeacon.com , www.monster.ca , and w ww.careerjet.ca . Remember, though, that 80% of all job openings are never advertised.
Entrepreneur The second option, becoming an entrepreneur, enables you to get paid for doing what you love. You get to be your own boss and provide jobs for your community.
Start Your Business If you’re thinking of starting your own business or expanding an existing one, you can contact your local Enterprise Agency Office which provides access to financial support and assists in preparing a business plan. If you have business questions, you can also contact the Business Service Centre ( www.cbsc.org ) which will answer your questions free of charge and provide access to business-related materials.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 29, you are eligible for the SEED Capital ConneXion Program ( www.acoa.gc.ca/seed ). This program helps start or expand businesses and provides business counseling and training. Up to $20,000 is available in the form of a repayable, unsecured personal loan and up to $2,000 is available in a non-repayable grant for specialized training. To qualify for this program you must be the majority owner of the business and a resident of Canada. SEED Program
Possible Careers... Entrepreneur Cashier Mover
The Military Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
The Military There are three main components to the Canadian Armed Forces: The Army The Navy The Air Force
The Army assists civil authorities within Canada and provides humanitarian assistance and peace support abroad. The Army
The Navy The Navy patrols Canada’s oceans and supports federal departments with environmental protection, Search and Rescue, international operations and humanitarian relief.
The Air Force The Air Force controls Canadian airspace and supports operations abroad by providing airlift, reconnaissance and fighter detachments.
Benefits Second language training Education subsidies Full health and dental coverage Comprehensive pension program 20 days of paid leave Access to fitness programs and facilities Opportunities for career advancement
must be clear of any judicial obligations for a period of 6 months prior to application
must meet medical and enrollment standards
must have passed the pre-enrollment fitness evaluation
must have 20/20 vision (uncorrected) and a recognized University degree (for Air Force only)
Requirements For more information, see www.forces.gc.ca
Possible Careers... Dental Technician Warrant Officer Cook Legal Officer Navel Cadet Social Work Officer Bioscience Officer
Private Training Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
Private Training Schools are similar to Community Colleges except that they are more specialized and the classes are generally smaller so the students get more attention. There are many private training schools throughout New Brunswick for many different occupations. Most schools offer flexible schedules, specialized training in your chosen field and the certification programs are shorter than those of a university or community college. Private Training Schools
Before you register at any schools, make sure they are registered with the government of New Brunswick under the New Brunswick Private Occupational Training Act: www.gnb.ca/0368/pota-lst.pdf For a list of Canadian private training schools, visit http://www.canadian-universities.net . Registered Schools
Possible Careers... Police Officer Cosmetologist Paramedic Pilot Hair Dresser Masseuse
University Jillian Glasgow Junior Administrative Assistant The Work Room, 2008
University University allows you to further your education after High School. Many jobs require a University degree or at least some level of specialized training. To find a specific University or one that may be right for you, visit http://www.aucc.ca/can_uni/our_universities/index_e.html or www.schoolfinder.com . For more information, visit www.macleans.ca/universities/
Campus Tours Before you apply at any University, it’s a good idea to visit the campus and see if it would be right for you. Click here to see links for booking tours to the most popular universities in the Maritimes.
Student Loans Money, however, may be an issue as tuition is generally at least five thousand dollars per year, depending on the program and university. There are student loans available to help cover the cost ( www.studentaid.gnb.ca or www.debtfreegrad.com ).
Scholarships For students with high academic standings or who excel in extracurricular activities, there are thousands of scholarships available ( www.studentawards.com or www.scholarshipscanada.com ).
Getting a job If neither of these options is available to you, you could also get a job to help pay tuition (suggested websites: www.jobbank.gc.ca , www.careerbeacon.com , www.monster.ca ).
Possible careers... Psychiatrist Teacher Doctor Pharmacist Meteorologist Chemist Accountant