What is your Pathway Plan? Customizing your educational experience to align with your pathway plan is an important process to get the most of your journey with us.

There are many programs available for students pursuing apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace after graduation. For instance consider a Specialist High Skills Major which allows you to focus on a future career through a bundle of classroom courses; or Cooperative Education which allows students to receive hands-on learning; or consider Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to gain on-the-job training and experience in an apprentice type occupation.

We have many options and programs to steer you in the right direction.

Adult Education Program - St. Michael's Catholic High School

St. Michael's Catholic High School Adult Education offers programs exclusively to adults who wish to obtain their high school diploma, need acquired knowledge to stay employable or to re-enter the workforce.

Our caring and dedicated teachers deliver curriculum and daily lessons which will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill your educational goals.

For more info call (519) 946-3761

Career Cruising

A comprehensive and interactive career guidance resource that provides the information you need to make the right career choice.

Construction Academy

The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board introduces its Construction Academy. The Construction Academy is a unique program that provides students with apprenticeship and employment opportunities in the construction industry while providing employers with a new source of workers to address skills shortages. Participating students are given the opportunity to start their apprenticeship while in high school through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and gain real "on the job" experience. This program is available to all WECDSB students but delivered at two WECDSB schools: F. J. Brennan and St. Joseph's Catholic High Schools.

WECDSB Dual Credits

Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in the completion of their OSSD and provide a successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs. As well, students in Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) are eligible to enroll. Enrolment in half or full day Co-op allows greater flexibility to participate.

To participate, you MUST be referred to the program through your School Student Success Team. St. Clair College will not accept applications directly. To find out what dual credit offerings are available and to take advantage of this great opportunity, review the Course Offerings, download and complete pages 1 and 2 of the application and make an appointment with your Guidance counsellor, Student Success teacher or Co-op teacher.

Please note: Spaces fill up quickly. Submit your application early to secure your spot in your first choice.

Apprenticeship Dual Credit Programs for Semester 2, 2018:
General Machinist and Hairstylist trades.
Course runs Monday - Friday, from APRIL 23 to JUNE 22, 2018.
Successful students will earn up to 2 secondary credits (Level 1 apprenticeship is a 240 hour course).
Students must be OYAP participants and scheduled for an all day General Machinist or Hairstylist Co-op placement during Semester 2 (Feb-April). Students must become signed apprentices during their Co-op placement prior to April 23.

Summer Dual Credit 2017
Students will earn a high school and a college credit in just 2 weeks!
Classes run July 4 - July 14 Daily (Mon - Fri) from 9am - 3pm with 1 hour for lunch at St. Clair College, Main Campus
Two dual credit courses will be offered for WECDSB students this summer in Windsor: Foundations of Exercise Training and Home Renovation Trade Skills
You must apply through your School Success Team.

For further information and to access the Application forms, Course Descriptions and Dual Credit Calendar, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/mytools2go.ca/wecdsb-dual-credits/

2017-2018 Dual Credit Calendar
2017-2018 WECDSB-Student Dual Credit Application
2017-2018 Dual Credits Fall & Winter Courses
Summer 2017 Dual Credit Course Descriptions
Summer 2017 Dual Credit Application Form

Experiential Learning Programs

Schools are offering more opportunities to customize your high school experience and build on your strengths and interests through a variety of new and enhance learning options including Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning programs such as Co-op, OYAP and School-Work Co-op enhance your academic background and provide you with opportunities to gain valuable experiences in our community. No matter your post secondary pathway, experiential learning can assist you in making career decisions and help you develop the knowledge, skills and habits required in the workplace. All forms of experiential learning are a valuable complement to your post secondary preparation and future employment.

CO-OP Brochure
Experiential Learning Programs
Experiential Learning Application

Naval Reserve CO-OP Program

You must be at least 16 years of age by October 31, 2017

2nd Semester: February through June 2018, students would earn one Co-op credit via Night School Co-op, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 3.5 hours each (147 hours)

Summer 2018 Training (4 Jul - 31 Aug) 21 Training days in Quebec City + 2 travel days, 23 Training days at HMCS Hunter, Windsor's Naval Reserve Division 90 Mill Street, Windsor ON, 2 Vacation days

Total for Summer Training 384 hours: 3 Co-op credits

This is a paid Co-op program that is new for 2017-18.

Full travel, medical and dental coverage provided

Information/Application Sessions scheduled at HMCS HUNTER, Windsor's Naval Reserve Division 90 Mill Street, Windsor ON: Saturday, October 14: 1000-1200, 1400-1600, Tuesday, October 17: 1900-2100

Students can apply online here or call 519-254-4373 ext. 6272 to indicate their interest .

Naval Brochure
Naval Presentation
Naval Schedule

Opportunity Diploma Program

Out of school and need your high school diploma? It's easier than you think. Enroll now in Opportunity Diploma.


Start your career as a skilled worker while in high school... consider the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program!


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition is a formal evaluation and accreditation process. Students may obtain credits towards the secondary school diploma (OSSD) for knowledge and skills that they have acquired outside of secondary school.

Students Under 18 years old
Information Sheet
Power Point Presentation

Students Over 18 years old
Information Brochure

Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide

What is your Pathway Plan? There are many programs for students pursuing apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace after graduation. Get the basics about the post secondary pathway options. Consider a Specialist High Skills Major that allows you to focus on a future career through a bundle of classroom courses, workplace experiences and sector certifications. Cooperative Education allows students to count this hands-on learning towards 2 compulsory high school credits. Consider the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to gain on-the-job training and experience in an apprenticeable occupation while in high school. Dual credits let senior students "try-on" college courses while still in high school for free! The Roadmap to Success: Secondary School Student Planning Guide includes information on Individual Pathways Plan, Course Selection, the Organization of Courses, Goals, Diploma & Certificate Requirements, School Services, eLearning, Experiential Learning, and other important topics.

Read on to find out how you can customize your high school experience that's right for you.

School Within a College (SWAC)

Have you fallen behind on your high school credits? Have you left high school and need to enroll again to obtain your high school diploma? Are you between 17 and 20 years of age with fewer than 8 credits to graduate? Do you require some flexibility in attending school?

If so, consider this specialized program that allows you to attend St. Clair College to complete high school credits AND take College courses that count towards your high school diploma. The program is free! We are now accepting applications during every semester. Please review the SWAC Information sheet for further details.

Applications can be completed at your school through the Guidance department or through your Student Success Teacher. If you are currently out of school please contact Mr. Morris chrismorris@mytools2go.ca for registrations instructions. All students must complete an interview with the SWAC Teacher to be accepted into the program.

SWAC Information

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Interested in a particular career sector? The SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assist in their transtion from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Read on to find out more and the high schools who offer this program.


Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, WEnav (Windsor-Essex navigates) is Workforce WindsorEssex’s career counselling program for youth designed to teach youth the skills and knowledge required for navigating careers in today’s labour market.

Program Overview