Hospitality Students Embark on a Tour of Post-Secondary Education

The Food and Nutrition class at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School embarked on a fun-filled, educational trip to Guelph University, during the month of February. Students in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program were able to tour the campus, the shared facilities, and have lunch at the student-run restaurant. In addition, Loyola students were able to experience post-secondary […]

Loyola Hawks Cook Up a Storm in the Talon Cafe!

Mr. White’s Culinary and Hospitality class at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School graciously welcomed staff and guests to their first ever student led cafe. This special occasion on Thursday, January 15, 2015, marked the grand opening of the Talon Cafe! Students in Grades 9, 11, and 12, and in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program were able to showcase their hard […]

New Apprenticeship Scholarship Program Announced for Electrical OYAP Students

  On Monday December 1, 2014, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 105 announced a new Apprenticeship Scholarship Program for Halton Catholic students interested in pursuing a career in an electrical trade. Beginning this school year (2014-2015), an Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible student in the Concentrated Dual Credit Electrical Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) offered at Bishop […]

Bishop Reding OYAP Students on Power Trips!

Recently, students enrolled in the Concentrated Dual Credit Electrical OYAP Program at Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton visited twoHydro One facilities to experience first-hand some of the various career pathways available through the Power Workers’ Union. At the Hydro One Linesperson Training Facility, students learned about the daily activities of a trained and certified Electrical Linesperson. During the visit, the students […]


There are many Pathways programs available to Halton Catholic Secondary students within the Halton region. The Pathways Information Evenings provide families with information to assist them in planning their child’s educational pathway leading to one of the four destinations: College, Work, Apprenticeship or University. Grade 7–12 students and their parents are invited to attend. Each evening will showcase […]

School Superintendent Camillo Cipriano Gets a Hair-Raising Experience at Notre Dame!

It was just another day of learning for students enrolled in Ms. Brezina’s Hairstylist OYAP course at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington. Just another day…until Mr. Cipriano, the school’s Superintendent, and the first ‘official customer’ of the school year, walked in for a ‘wash and trim’ on Friday, September 12th. “I was hearing a lot […]

Trying on the Trades

Secondary female students in the Halton public and the Halton Catholic District School Board explore the many opportunities available in the skilled trades. This video highlights the benefits of `trying on the trades`, and showcases some of our students in the Horticulture and Landscaping, Non-Traditional Technology, Transportation Technology, and Manufacturing programs. The programs are offered […]