Your hands on the future
First program of its kind in the Peel Region
The Regional Skilled Trades program is a new, hands-on Regional Learning Choices Program (RLCP) which focuses on experiential learning to prepare students for apprenticeship and college pathways. The Regional Skilled Trades program will prepare students for opportunities to meet labour force demands locally, regionally and provincially.
The program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, as well as opportunities to develop hands-on skills required for success in college, apprenticeships and the workplace.
Regional Skilled Trades is open to all students entering grade 9 in September 2021.
Judith Nyman currently offers a unique facility featuring 12 specialized technological education shops in areas including: automotive, welding, construction, cosmetology, greenhouse, a restaurant, and hospitality kitchens, all containing industry-standard equipment. Core subjects are offered at the applied level.
Here are some FAQs from our October 28th 2020 live Q & A:
To learn more about the RLCP application process and important dates, visit www.peelschools.org/regionalprograms
Please check the map below to determine if you reside in the Judith Nyman Secondary School boundaries:
Judith Nyman RLCP Boundary.pdf
RLCP Applications are only accessible on the PDSB Regional Programs website. The applications will go live at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020.
Specialize in a trades sector
Students can choose to specialize from a list of trades preparation courses including:
- construction technology
- personal services
- transportation technology
FACT: After completing their apprenticeships, skilled trade workers will graduate with zero student debt and earn $25/hour to start.
Partnerships with colleges
Judith Nyman has partnerships with several colleges including: Centennial, Conestoga, Humber, Mohawk, Niagara and Sheridan. This program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, as well as opportunities to develop hands-on skills required for success in college, apprenticeships and the workplace.
Work closely with industry partners
To ensure a smooth transition after the completion of the program, Judith Nyman works closely with many industry partners including:
- Landscape Ontario
- Skills Ontario
FACT: Colleges Ontario forecasts that by 2030 the province will face a skilled trades shortage of more than 500,000 workers.