Student Benefits

Hands-On Learning Benefits Students & Employers!


Staying in School


When students see the possibilities and understand the knowledge and skill requirements of various career options, they are more motivated to stay in school and complete their education.

Students see the link between what they learn in the classroom and how it is applied at work.

Students gain confidence, skills and on-the-job experience



Bringing Careers to the Classroom


  • Students get a chance to explore a number of career options.
  • A connection with business/industry can bring the curriculum to life.
  • Practical information about current career practices and market demands can make lessons more relevant and exciting for students.
  • The importance of academic learning and literacy (including skills in communication, mathematics, science and technology) takes on new meaning for students.
  • In the workplace, students are exposed to successful adult role models and mentors.



Launching the Job Search


Students build a network of potential future employers and a source of references.

Students gain workplace experiences, which are essential for their future job searches.


With first-hand knowledge, students may be more willing to pursue careers in sectors experiencing shortages of skilled workers.



Students Taking Charge of Their Future


Students find their own lessons and inspiration from work experiences.


However, one thing that they all share is a belief that work experiences will help give them an edge in their pursuit of future success.



Source: Passport to Prosperity: The Provincial Partnership Council, Ontario Ministry of Education, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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