In select schools, students have the opportunity to take a Specialist High Skills Major, also known as SHSM. One of these majors focuses on the Non-Profit Sector and this past summer, ACCESS had the opportunity to welcome 2 awesome co-op students from Brampton's St. Edmund Campion S.S. and one awesome intern at the ACCESS office. The SHSM–Non-Profit enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or a position in the workplace. Students develop skills in the areas of problem solving, analysis, communication, cooperation, ethical values, consciousness, and citizenship.
The non-profit sector offers a range of careers that are dynamic, engaging, and rewarding. Whether in the fields of art, culture, education, or social development, countless career paths are available for people who share the sector’s common vision: to make a difference.
Marly and Josie worked on various components of ACCESS' operations and program planning throughout the month of July with Chris, who also focused on ideas for YMAD, our annual Youth Making a Difference Conference.
Although it was only one month, the team had a great time with these students, and hopes to work with them again soon. Below are a few photos from the experience.