Small Engine Dual Credit Revs Up Student’s Inner Drive

The world needs more tradespeople, and for Ashlie Elkerton that couldn’t be better news. As a student of the Small Engine Function & Design Dual Credit in Midland, Ashlie spent the past few months test driving her dream career. “I love cars. I’m currently enrolled in an extremely rich co-op placement at a mechanic shop […]

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Indigenous Dual Credit Helps Student Explore his Roots and his Future

Seventeen-year-old James Juneau from Midland admits that he struggled with motivation in secondary school. “I’ve really had no idea where I wanted to go and I didn’t really get any ideas of what I wanted to be, or how my skills would help people,” he says. “To be honest I struggled with even knowing who […]

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Student Believes Dual Credit is Improving her Skills

Oliva Spencer has her guidance counsellor to thank for introducing her to dual credit as an option to gain high school credits. “We discussed how it would help me in my future as well as helping me finish high school. For me that was the key – the dual nature of the benefits,” she explains. […]

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Dual Credit Provides Confidence for Secondary Student

Jess Smith was like many high school students—a little uncertain about her future and unsure about her abilities. She was considering a career as an Early Childhood Educator; through the hands on learning in her dual credit program, she now has the confidence to follow through on that plan. “I knew I needed to push […]

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School Within a College Helps Student Turn Life Around

Kyla Cosier is among the high school students who expect to graduate through the School within a College(SWAC) program running at Georgian College in partnership with her school board. She’s had medical issues and suffered a significant family loss which led her to be under credited in school. However, the chance to come to the […]

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300 Students Complete Fall Dual Credits

More than 300  secondary school students completed dual credits at Georgian College this fall, and many are raving about the experience.  Among the twenty-one courses offered across seven campuses was Criminology, taught by instructor Noelle Kirk. Jenna McAlendin wasn’t sure about leaving her high school to come to Georgian to take Criminology, but she says […]

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Dual Credit Student Expresses Thanks to Georgian College

19-year-old Skysin Solorzano is full of excitement and a few happy tears since she received news of her acceptance to the Business Administration-Accounting program at Georgian this January. After dropping out of high school, she held a belief that she would never go to college. She is very grateful things have changed. “If it weren’t […]

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School within a College (SWAC) students graduate

In addition to Georgian’s convocation, School within a College (SWAC) graduation ceremonies were held at our Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay and Midland campuses in June.  These classes allow secondary students to finish their high school diplomas in an alternative setting while also earning college credits. Many SWAC students faced significant barriers to graduation, […]

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As part of provincial policy, every dual credit student receives the support of a secondary teacher while attending Georgian College. The role encompasses a wide range of duties, from ensuring students know when a bus is bringing them to campus, to reminding them about assignments, to helping out when a crisis hits. Craig Robertson, who […]

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