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Need skilled employees? The Passport to Prosperity school-work program can help build Sarnia Lambton's talent pool.

Passport to Prosperity is a province-wide campaign, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, to increase employer awareness of and participation in school-work programs. The campaign is an employer-led recruitment effort to provide opportunities for students to explore career options and develop workplace skills and experience. 

What are school-work opportunities? 
Work experiences vary in length, depending on the type of program that students select and the level of time and effort employers are willing to provide. School-work opportunities include workplace tours, job shadowing, mentoring, cooperative education, school-work transitions, and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

How is the work placement planned?
Before the student begins his or her work placement, the employer, the student and the teacher jointly develop a learning plan. This plan identifies the work skills and learning expectations to be pursued at the workplace and how they relate to classroom learning.

What are employers expected to do?
Employers help demonstrate the work ethic and culture required of a successful and responsible employee, while providing a safe and healthy environment for the student. Some of the functions the workplace supervisor may perform include: training, mentoring, supervising and coaching.

If you are a local employer, teacher or school board representative interested in learning about Passport to Prosperity in our community, contact the program coordinator.


Committed Employers

SLWDB nominated Bluewater Health and the Holiday Inn Point Edward for the 2009 Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award. Both employers have a 25+ year commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities to local students.

Online Community

The Passport to Prosperity program is strengthened by a new, easy-to-use online database that links employers with students via a range of learning opportunities coordinated by local school boards.

Learn more» connect with students today



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