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Guidance

The guidance office is a comfortable and welcoming environment for students and families—a place where you can obtain information and support. The secondary school guidance department serves the school community in a variety of ways:

  • Supports students in academic planning and course selection
  • Helps students seek out special pathways programs in secondary school that support their learning styles, interests and needs
  • Helps individual students to envision a plan for post-secondary and target some short- and long-term goals
  • Provides information about all post-secondary and career pathways
  • Supports students in establishing effective study habits and exam preparation
  • Coaches in career/life planning, including college and university scholarship application process
  • Supports students with life skills like decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution, stress and time management and relationship awareness
  • Provides personal support and referrals to community resources

Career Inventory Websites  

Career Cruising- Matchmaker ……. Username: simcoe Password: 30610
Career and Orientation Profile
Government of Canada Jobs
Schoolfinder- Three steps career quiz
Mazemaster- Self assessment –Interests, skills test
The National Occupational Classification
www.myblueprint.ca/simcoe

Trades

Search and find apprenticeship opportunities
Ontario Youth Apprentice Program (OYAP)

College Search/Application

College search and program find website
College application site

University Seach/Application

University search and program information website target=”_blank”
University application website

Financing Your Education

Assistance Programs
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Frequently Asked Questions~Ministry of Education
Government of Canada guide to post secondary education

Scholarships
Student Awards –free search service
Millenium Scholarships
Garfield Weston Merit Scholarships~Colleges
Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
Canadian and International Scholarship Program
Scholarships Canada
Scholarships and Awards ~Universities

Scholarships and Financial Aid~Colleges