Brockville – St. Lawrence College (SLC) will welcome 600 grade 7 & 8 students on campus this month for Connections, an event that allows students to get hands-on experience in college programs. Connections will take place in Kingston and Brockville on Wednesday, May 2, and in Cornwall on Tuesday, May 8. The Kingston campus also hosts Connections 10/11 on Thursday, May 3 for 250 Grade 10 & 11 students.
“The Connections events are a great way to open the eyes of middle and high school students to the programs that are available at St. Lawrence College. We hope that by showing the wide array of career pathways that exist through a college education, they will be encouraged to complete their secondary education and consider college as a post-secondary destination,” said Anne Nahorny, School College Work Initiatives (SCWI) coordinator at St. Lawrence College.
This program is supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) through SCWI and will involve students from four area school boards – Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).
Grade 7/8 Connections:
Kingston and Brockville: Wednesday, May 2
Cornwall: Tuesday, May 8
Program: 600 students will be exposed to and involved with hands-on activities in a wide variety of programs at each campus, including nursing, computer programming, culinary arts, firefighting, business, police foundations, and more.
Grade 10/11 Connections:
Thursday, May 3
Program: 250 students will be participating in one of 18 different programs for the day including Mini Manufacturing, Police Officer, Advertising, Making Change in Your Life, Graphic Design, Justice Studies, Social Services, Behaviour Science, Nursing, Animal Surgery, Computer Programming, Hairstylist/Esthetician, Cooking, Carpentry