Post Secondary Pathways

What are your plans for life after High School? 


Apprenticeship is a practical method of learning, providing hands-on training in over 130 skilled trades.  Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience and wages increase with skill levels.  

What kinds of careers can an Apprenticeship lead to?

Apprenticeships can lead to careers such as construction worker, chef, horticulturist, information technologist, educational assistant and hair stylist.  (See the image below for a listing of apprenticeable trades in Ontario.)

How long does apprenticeship take?

Becoming a certified tradesperson requires a combination of on-the-job training and in-school training usually done at the local college, and usually lasts 2-5 years. 

Consider Apprenticeship if:

You enjoy hands-on learning and have good mechanical and spatial abilities.

You enjoy fixing things, assembling and disassembling structures.

You are able to solve problems, determine why something does not work and how it can be done better

You are interested in a career that requires the completion of an apprenticeship.


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Are you thinking about applying to a University in Ontario?  If so, is the BEST place to do your research.  The Ontario Universities' Application Centre is also a great resource.  The OUAC 101 application can be found here.

Thinking about going to a university outside of Ontario? If so,  is a good place to start your research, but sure to check the individual school's website for the most accurate application and admission information. 


Are you heading into the Workplace after High School?

A wide variety of careers require a high school diploma, followed by specific on-the-job training or entry-level positions from high school including: real estate agents, animal care workers, bank tellers, photographers, website designers and construction labourers.  Some students who choose direct entry into work may later pursue apprenticeship, college and/or university.  Several programs in Halton provide opportunities for students to meet initial requirements for entering specific industries, allowing them to make a successful transition from school to the workplace. 

Consider direct entry into Work if: 

For more information on direct entry into Work, visit:

YMCA Employment Services

Funding Post Secondary Studies

Information about University and College Scholarships and Awards:

 Guaranteed Entrance Awards

Application-Based Entrance Scholarships


 Community/Organization Scholarships and Awards

BCHS Scholarships and Awards

Websites to Consult:

HDSB Schoarship Resources

Other Sources for Financial Planning Information:

The following are the BEST websites for Post-Secondary Planning:

Post-Secondary Planning forms and presentations: