Thinking about taking a Gap Year (a year away from school before attending a postsecondary program)?
A gap year can be a valuable time of self-discovery, gaining work or volunteer experience, saving money for post-secondary education and determining what you value in a future program or career. If you are considering a gap year it is important to have a plan, this is essential to make sure you set attainable goals for the future and make the most of you time. Please see your guidance counsellor for help. Also look at the programs below as they offer unique gap year opportunities.
1) Below is a program that will give you some structure to that year that may interest you: Discover Year Visit: discoveryear.ca Complete two salaried work terms in fields that interest you, plan a trip that will get you motivated and out of your comfort zone, organize an initiative to give back to you community and have access to over fifty professionals in various fields for mentorship and coaching sessions.
2) Looking to gain international experience by working in another country? Visitwww.canada.ca/iec, it is a government of Canada program designed to help young adults work in many countries around the world.