The School-College-Work Initiative is a cooperative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the broader community, projects have been developed to provide Dual Credit programs for secondary students through a partnership between Niagara Catholic secondary schools and Niagara College.
Dual Credit programs allow students, while they are still in secondary school, to take college courses that count towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a college certificate, diploma or degree. Niagara Catholic students in Dual Credit programs are transported to Niagara College (Welland and Niagara-on-the-lake campuses) two or four afternoons a week to take a course with a college instructor. Students are exposed to all areas of academic and social campus life with access to campus resources. The program is an excellent way to transition to post-secondary as it provides high school support in a college environment. Dual Credit prepares students to become independent learners and may re-engage students at risk of not graduating, and increases access to and participation in post-secondary education and career potential.
SCWI is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Niagara Catholic Education Centre
Dual Credit Teacher/ School College Work Initiative