Academic Upgrading is a program focused on Grade 11 & 12 Math and Senior-level Physics suits to assist individuals in achieving their educational requirements for the entrance in to the trades industry. Each stream of upgrading is 4 weeks in length.
OSTTC will provide intensive lessons in each subject areas with weekly tests and final exams. Upon successful completion students will receive recognized high school credits towards their OSSD or trade union expectations.
Be at least 18 years of age
Out of high school for one full school year
Grade 12 Diploma or GED (or OSTTC approval)
Complete Academic Assessment/ESPORT
Major Topics include:
- Daily teacher instructed lessons in Math and Senior Level Physics
- Worksheet activities
- Final Exam
- Independent study
Hours and Duration
- Upgrading – Gr. 11 Math: July 19 – August 13
- Upgrading – Gr. 12 Math: August 16 – September 10
- Upgrading – Gr. 12 Science: September 13 – October 8
- Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (In class instruction)
Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed welders will be steady.
Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through welder apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with manufacturing and fabricating, automotive, heavy equipment production, automation, and construction. Self-employment or working in the construction oil industry are also viable options upon graduation.