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Ontario Works (OW) in partnership with Sault College, the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) and the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), is seeking candidates to participate in a Dual Credit Business Program.

To participate in the Program, recipients must be less than 25 years of age and currently in receipt of Ontario Works funding. The Program allows individuals to earn business credits from Sault College and two high school credits from ADSB or HSCDSB. Courses begin May 5 and end June 12.

No specific education level is required. No CAAT testing is necessary. Students enrolled in the Dual Credit Business Program will have access to existing college services. The cost for textbooks, tuition, transportation, and additional required supports are covered.
Course Descriptions

Introduction to Business: understanding concepts used in the business environment; concepts to successfully manage a business entity in Canadian; and global markets.

Business Computer Applications: students are introduced to computer applications; work processing spreadsheets; creation and utilization of databases; and preparing business presentations.

Successful program participants may return to school full time or choose to start their own business by accessing a business start-up grant upon completion of developing a business plan.

If you are currently in receipt of Ontario Works and are interested in learning more about this new and exciting opportunity, please contact Cindy Armstrong, Ontario Works Employment Coordinator, at 705-759-5456 or by email to c.armstrong@cityssm.on.ca.