October is here, and the new school year is well underway. If you’re a graduating student you may be asking yourself some big questions. What should I do after high school? Should I go to college or university? Do an apprenticeship? Jump right into the workforce? Take a year off?
Every graduating student faces these decisions. It may feel like you’re under pressure to decide the course of the rest of your life, but it’s really just a next step. We have a two-step solution to help you navigate these important questions.
Step 1: myBlueprint
myBlueprint is a great resource for students in any grade to begin exploring career options. This innovative software is designed to help you learn about yourself and your post-secondary options so that you can make the most informed decisions about your future. You can look into post-secondary options, explore career options, build your resume, and search for jobs.
Students whose Ontario Student Record is held by Virtual High School can create a personal account to explore the schools and careers that interest them. We can input your completed and in-progress VHS courses so that you can explore post-secondary options and figure out whether you have the necessary prerequisites. In short, myBlueprint is a great resource for students in any grade to learn about their post-secondary options.
For more information, contact our guidance team.
Step 2: Ontario Universities’ Info
This is your most up-to-date resource for looking into university programs. Ontario Universities’ Info is administered by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can use this service to find and compare programs, determine prerequisites and admission requirements, and find information about residences and meal plans, scholarships, and upcoming campus tours. It’s the only resource that receives direct updates from Ontario universities.
Visit www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca to learn more.
College Program Search
The Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) offers a similar service to find and learn about Ontario’s 26 colleges and the programs they offer.
Visit www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/programs to start exploring the different programs.
University Information Program
Already found a university you’re interested in? Check out the University Information Program to find out when a representative will be visiting a location near you.
To Our Graduating Students
We wish you great success in your final year, and as you begin your post-secondary journey!