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Prince Edward Island: Transitions Program - An innovative career education opportunity

The Transitions Program in Prince Edward Island began in 2002 as a pilot program between Holland College, the PEI Department of Education, and Service Canada. In its first year, 16 students were enrolled, and since then it has grown to more than 80 students annually from schools in the western and eastern regions of the province. 
 
The purpose of the program is to give PEI high school students the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding post-secondary education, re-engage disengaged students, and to build confidence and prepare students properly for a smooth transition to post-secondary life. Students attend Holland College for half days for one semester and earn two high school credits upon graduation as well as preferred status when applying to Holland College. Through the program, students are exposed to more than 25 college programs, increase their self-awareness and confidence, and become better prepared for success in a post-secondary environment.
 
For more information, contact:

Gen-Ling Chang
Director, Research & Equity
647 252 3581