Experiential Learning Week launches in Ontario

Week also recognizes employers involved in school-work programs
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Hoping to encourage employers to participate in school-work programs for high school students — such as co-operative education, job shadowing, mentoring, workplace tours and career fairs —Ontario has launched its first Experiential Learning Week.

Running from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, the week was organized by the Provincial Partnership Council and its Passport to Prosperity program. The council is comprised of leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Ontario Business Education Partnership, representing business-education councils and local training boards across the province.

“There has never been a better time for employers to participate in school-work programs in Ontario,” said Ontario Minister of Education Leona Dombrowsky. “When it comes to preparing our next generation for success, it is time to think beyond the classroom.”