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Secondary School Students to get a Taste of Science and Skills Programs at Loyalist College

February 12, 2015

On February 19, Loyalist College will host 120 secondary school students as they experience a “Taste of College: Science and Skills”. This unique hands-on enrichment opportunity, hosted by the School-College-Work Initiative, is designed to give students an introduction to post-secondary opportunities and College life.

During this one-day event, grades 9-12 students from Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) will participate in two interactive sessions taught by Loyalist faculty. While learning about College programs available to them after high school, and exploring the College’s facilities, students will also participate in program-focused hands-on activities to further pique their interest in various career paths. Students can try their hand at building a roof truss using industry tools with the Construction Renovation program, give and receive a nail treatment in the Loyalist Spa, practise dressing a leg wound on the Human Simulation Lab’s interactive mannequins, write their name in molten metal in the Welding shop, or choose from a selection of other Science and Skills focused sessions.

What: Taste of College:  Science and Skills

Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:30 am – 1:45 pm

Where: Kente Building, Loyalist College
Who: Secondary school students from Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

About the School-College-Work Initiative

The School-College-Work Initiative (SCWI) is a co-operative effort between colleges and local school boards which aims to create a seamless transition from high school to college. SCWI is funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Through Dual Credit courses and events such as Taste of College, SCWI builds connections between high schools and colleges and engages students in actively exploring their future post-secondary options and career paths.

About Loyalist College

Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and more than 500 online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit

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Contact: Fran Nobes, College Advancement & External Relations,
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2326