St-Louis-Credits-at-Work

Credits@Work is a program that supports employees balancing school and work. It is an opportunity to earn co-op credits toward their Ontario secondary school diploma while on the job. This is a great opportunity for employees with a strong desire to complete their education to obtain credits toward their diploma, while being paid. It is also a great opportunity for employers to ensure they have a skilled workforce.

WHAT’S NEW?

Credits@Work runs year-round now, allowing students who need compulsory or elective credits to complete their high school diploma, while still working, can do so much quicker than before!

GRADUATING?

Completed all your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)? Current students will graduate with the Class of 2016-17.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31, 2017.

To be eligible for the Credits@Work program, students must:

  • Be employed either part time or full time for at least 3 weeks
  • Be working toward completing a high school diploma

The first co-op credit through the Credits@Work program will be granted with 90 hours of work in addition to 20 hours to complete either an online or handout component (total 110 hours). The course component will attempt to relate to your on-the-job skills.

For each Credits@Work Co-op credit thereafter, 110 hours must be completed. Up to two credits can apply towards compulsory high school credits, and there is no limit on earning optional co-op credits.

Employers prefer a skilled labour force that has the minimum standard of education. Having employees complete their Grade 12 improves problem solving abilities, reading, writing and numeracy skills essential in the workplace and is a gesture of support of an employee’s educational or career goals. This program would only require minimal time and no cost on the part of the employer.

The cost is a mandatory Student Services Fee = $50 for each school year. St. Louis offers payment through Cash, Direct Debit, MasterCard, or Visa. (AMEX not accepted). Payments are made in the Main Office.

If you are a current St. Louis student in the 2016-17 September to June school year, and already paid this $50 student services fee, you are not required to pay it again.

Visit a Guidance Counsellor in-person during Guidance Office Hours to register for Credits@Work.

Completed Credits@Work credits and all of your OSSD Requirements (including your 40 hours of community activities)?

It’s time to get your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  Deadline for 2015-16 has passed. Current students will graduate with the Class of 2016-17.  Please submit an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17 before August 31, 2017.

For more information, contact the St. Louis Guidance Department 519-745-1201 or stlouis@wcdsb.ca