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Preparing for Workplace and Apprenticeships

Planning for the world of work and apprenticeships can happen throughout a students education.  Grade 7, 8   9 and 10 should focus on research ‚Äčand exploration in order to ensure that their course selection for the following year aligns with the requirements for courses related to their interested fields.  By the time students get to grade 11, a more targeted career exploration can begin.  Grade 11 students are encouraged to begin exploring opportunities offered such as SHSM programs, Dual Credit, Cooperative Education and OYAP.    By February of their grade 11 year, it is helpful if students know the pathway, career sectors and programs they may be interested in, in order to ensure they pick appropriate courses required for post secondary, whether its apprenticeship, college, university or direct to work.  ‚Äč‚ÄčBy grade 12, students should enrolled in the necessary courses and programs that will best prepare them for the post secondary application process.  Supports for students heading directly to the workplace, or who are embarking on the apprenticeship stream are found below.

Skilled Trades/Apprenticeship‚Äč

We have compiled a resource for students in the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton area to reference as they seek out direct to work opportunities in the skilled trades, or an apprenticeship.

Click here to w‚Äčatch the Skilled Trades Webinar intended for Graduating Students Looking for Work in the Skilled Trades after Graduating.‚Äč

Making a Career in Skilled Trades 2020.pdf

making a career in skilled trades

‚ÄčHeading to the Workforce

For students heading directly to the workforce, take advantage of the resources found in myBlueprint to support your job search.  These include resumes, cover letters and access to job search databases.  For any students who require extra support after leaving high school, the following community agencies have employment resources you can access.

‚ÄčChatham Goodwill Career Centre‚Äč
300 Lacroix Street, Chatham
‚ÄčSarnia Goodwill Career Centre
1249 London Road, Sarnia
‚ÄčSt. Clair Employment Centre (2 locations)
60 McNaughton Ave, Wallaceburg - 519-628-5269
1001 Grand Ave W, Chatham - 519-354-9100
‚ÄčCommunity Employment Services
4248 Oil Heritage Road, Petrolia
‚ÄčChatham Employment Resource Centre
240 King Street West, Chatham
‚ÄčCommunity Links & Employment Resource Centre
150 Christina St. North, Bayside Mall, Sarnia
‚ÄčAdult Language and Learning
(Newcomer support and pre-employment services)
240 King Street West, Chatham

‚ÄčYMCA Learning and Careers Centre
(Newcomer support and pre-employment services)
660 Oakedale Ave, Sarnia
‚ÄčWalpole Island Employment and Training

‚ÄčFour Winds Community Employment Services
6247 Indian Lane, Kettle & Stoney Point
‚ÄčDelaware Economic Development and Training
14763 School House Line


Community Living

Click here to learn more about opportunities regarding community living‚Äč