Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S.
 Academic Programs

GREAT Program

Purpose and Goals

The GREAT (Gaining Real Experience Through Accelerated Trades) program has the following goals:

  • Students spend the first 2.5 years at Bishop and earn all compulsory credits
  • In the last 1.5 years of high school students will be in a coop placement and registered in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and earning hours towards an apprenticeship
  • Some students will be able to earn a pay cheque from the apprenticeship placement


Program Description

Bishop’s Gaining Real Experience through Accelerated Trades (GREAT) program is intended for the student who wants to pursue a career in the trades. In registering for the GREAT program, the student will gain a head start on their post-secondary apprenticeship training program while working towards their grade 12 diploma.

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