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Halton Catholic DSB Young Women’s Summit

Female students in Grades 7 & 8 from the Halton Catholic District School Board are invited to gather for HCDSB’s Young Women’s Summit. The summit features a career carousel and interactive panel of female professionals that will expose students to a variety of pathways.

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre, Oakville

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ASSUMPTION FAMILY OF SCHOOLS

Education, career, life planning helps our students choose pathways that lead to successful, fulfilling careers. Young women are encouraged to explore careers,includingmale-dominated industries,and recognize their potential to revolutionize the future of the workforce. H.C.D.S.B.’s Young Women’s Summit gives grade 7 & 8 girls, in the Assumption Family of Schools, the opportunity to connect with women in various careers and explore their pathways to success.

Contact Ms. Giammarco for more details at giammarcol@hcdsb.org

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Summer School Dual Credit Applications are NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Summer school applications for the Dual Credits at Sheridan College are now available to download to register. Course descriptions are below.

Dual Credit Halton Summer School Registration Form

Course descriptions

Introduction to Industrial Trades 9-1:00 July 4- 28th

Students are introduced to a variety of machining techniques applicable to the machining and tooling manufacturing sectors such as: Tool and Die Maker, Tooling tool Maker, General Machinist, Machine Tool Builder and Integrator, Pattern Maker. Students practise the safe setup and operation of different types of machine tools including: Engine Lathes, Milling Machines, Drill Presses, Pedestal Grinders. Students are taught safe lifting techniques, as well as rigging and hoisting. Students also learn to assemble and disassemble mechanical equipment such as motors, gear boxes etc. Students are exposed to the basic fundamentals of oxy-fuel cutting, brazing and welding, plasma cutting, as well as shielded metal arc welding.

Sound Design 9-1:00 July 4 – 21

Computer lab demonstrations, illustrative lectures and computer-based project assignments will form the core of this fundamental course in Sound Design. Students will explore the principles of sound and sound recording, including basic audio physics, aesthetics of sound, and digital audio theory. Application of sound design will be examined through analysis of the elements of a film or television soundtrack, the history of sound film, and the techniques used for dialogue.

Profiles of Crime – Criminology 9-1:00 July 4 – 28th

Students critically analyze the Canadian criminal justice system and the impact of crime on victims and our society. Students explore criminal typologies, the causes of crime and the changing definition of crime and criminals. Through in-class activities, presentations, group discussion, relevant readings and multi-media presentations, students gain a deeper awareness of current issues facing the criminal justice system including police discretion, the role of the criminal court system, the plight of victims of crime, and proposed solutions

Art Fundamentals 9:00-1:00 July 4-21

2D Design is the first of a two part introduction to design fundamentals which introduces the students to basic essentials of design. Students examine elements of design, including line, shape, texture, value and colour. Through interactive lectures, in-class and homework assignments, students use a conceptual process to develop basic compositional techniques in order to create unity and variety.

Should you have any questions contact Cathy Jenkins: jenkinsc@hcdsb.org 

 

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7th Annual Student Success Conference

This past spring, the Halton Catholic DSB hosted its 7th Annual Student Success Conference at the Oakville Conference Centre. More than 1000 students, staff and parents walked in and explored a variety of career fields, volunteer opportunities, post-secondary and trade booths to help with their pathways planning. All participating schools were treated to a keynote presentation by either Jeff White or Joel Hilchey. Both keynote presenters spoke about “taking risks” when it comes to decision making on future plans and using transferable skills from home and school life to the work place. Cogeco was on hand to document the day for our Halton community and shared students experiences for the rest of us to see what a great day it was!

 

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Halton Catholic Students Achieve Great Things at Skills Ontario Competition

From May 1-3, 2017, the Halton Catholic District School Board was thrilled to send 18 elementary and 12 secondary students to the Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Earlier this year, students who advanced to Skills Ontario achieved top marks at the Halton Skills Competition, held in March of 2017.

Skills Ontario is Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition, offering a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate their outstanding skills in a chosen field of study. Over two and a half days, they share their talents in front of educators, family, friends and prospective employers.

Winners are awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals, and some students receive monetary awards and the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada National Competition.

Congratulations to our elementary students who competed in the following categories:

  • LEGO Robotics (St. Paul Catholic Elementary School)
  • Technology Challenge (St. Mary Catholic Elementary School)
  • TV and Video Production (St. Peter Catholic Elementary School)
  • Green Energy Challenge (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School)

Our Intermediate Robotics team (Liam Boyle, Anthony Fuca, David Colterman and Matthew Clement) from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School successfully took home a bronze medal at the competition.

Students in secondary school also competed in the following categories: Architectural Design, IT Network Systems, Graphic Design, Carpentry, Robotics and Control Systems, Photography, Cabinet Making, Refrigeration, Hairstyling and Coding.

Congratulations goes out to all secondary students, as well as Adam Farrow of Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School who won bronze at the competition in Architectural Design.

All teams had a fantastic day and represented our Board and their respective schools admirably. A special thank you goes out to our coaches for their time, effort, and dedication in making these opportunities available for our students. ​

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Watch our Grade 7 Students Engage in the Trades at Mohawk College!

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Team HCDSB at the 2016 Halton Skills

Check out pictures from our HCDSB Team at the 2016 Halton Skills hosted by Robert Bateman HS!

 

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Bridging the Gap: Women in Skilled Trades

Click below to watch an inspirational video of women in the trades and their stories!

http://rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=73&gid=220812