Student Services

Resource Teachers

Resource teachers play a vital role within our Vocational Training and Adult Education Centres. Their primary focus is to support students throughout their academic journey. Here are the key aspects of their role:

1. Academic Progress:Resource teachers guide students in their academic development, ensuring they stay on track and achieve their educational goals.

2. Career and Academic Guidance: These teachers assist students in making informed decisions about their academic and professional paths. They provide valuable insights into career options and help students align their interests and skills with suitable choices.

3. Problem Solving: When students face challenges or difficulties, resource teachers step in to find solutions. Whether it's overcoming academic obstacles or addressing personal issues, they offer support and practical advice.

4. Creating Optimal Learning Environments: Resource teachers strive to create favorable conditions for learning. They promote an inclusive and supportive atmosphere, ensuring that students can thrive academically.

In summary, resource teachers are dedicated to empowering students, fostering their growth, and helping them overcome any hurdles they encounter during their educational journey.

Social Work Technicians

Social work technicians play a crucial role in supporting students who face various challenges. Their focus is on helping students effectively manage issues related to:

1. Behavior: Social work technicians provide guidance and strategies to address behavioral challenges, promoting positive interactions and coping mechanisms.

2. Social Adaptability: Students who struggle with social interactions receive assistance from these technicians. They help students navigate social situations and build healthy relationships.

3. Parenting: For students who are parents, social work technicians offer support and resources to balance their academic responsibilities with parenting duties.

4. Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol): These technicians address substance abuse issues, providing counseling, education, and referrals to appropriate services.

5. Pregnancy and Abortion: Social work technicians guide students through pregnancy-related concerns, including abortion options and emotional support.

6. Suicide Ideation: When students experience suicidal thoughts, social work technicians intervene, connecting them with mental health resources and crisis intervention.

7. Absenteeism: Addressing attendance challenges, these technicians collaborate with students to overcome barriers and improve attendance.

8. Eating Disorders and Other Mental Health Concerns: Students struggling with eating disorders or other mental health issues receive compassionate support and referrals to mental health professionals.

In summary, social work technicians are dedicated to ensuring students' well-being, providing practical solutions, and fostering a supportive environment for their academic success.

Career Counselling

At ACCESS, we provide comprehensive career counseling services led by academic advisors and guidance counselors. Our mission is to assist students in exploring potential career paths that align with their interests and aptitudes. Here's how our team of professionals supports students:

1. Personalized Guidance: Our counselors engage in one-on-one discussions with students to understand their individual aspirations and projects. We take the time to learn about their unique goals and provide tailored advice.

2. Career Exploration: We help students explore a wide range of career options. Whether it's choosing a specific field, navigating various industries, or considering alternative paths, we guide them toward informed decisions.

3. Alignment with Academic and Professional Goals: Our team points students in the right direction to achieve both academic and professional success. We offer resources, information, and encouragement to help them reach their full potential.

In summary, our career counseling services empower students to make informed choices, set meaningful goals, and embark on fulfilling career paths.

Counselling and Support Services (SARCA)

SARCA offers free and confidential services to individuals aged 16 and older who seek information on academic and career guidance. Our dedicated team provides personalized support to help you make informed decisions about your educational and professional journey.

Academic Advising Services

Our academic advisors are here to help students clarify their academic goals and provide ongoing support throughout their studies. Here are the key services we offer:

1. Needs Assessment: Our advisors assess individual needs, ensuring personalized guidance.

2. School Records Analysis: We analyze school records to identify academic strengths and areas for improvement.

3. Information on Academic and Vocational Programs: We provide detailed information about available academic and vocational programs, helping students make informed choices.

4. Recognition of Prior Learning: Our team assists with recognition of prior learning through tests such as the Secondary Equivalency Test (TENS) and General Development Test (GDT).

5. High School Diploma Requirements and CEGEP Prerequisites: We guide students through the requirements for high school diplomas and Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) programs.

In summary, our academic advising services empower students to navigate their educational journey successfully.

16-24 Zone YMCA

The Zone 16-24 is a dynamic community-based program offered by the YMCA for students aged 16 to 24. Here's what we offer:

1. A Creative Space: The Zone is a vibrant meeting place where students can unleash their creativity. Whether it's developing projects, participating in fun activities, or honing their skills, this space is designed for growth.

2. Fun and Amenities: We provide daily snacks, a Foosball table, PlayStation gaming, board games, and more. Students can enjoy free outings, pizza events, and explore music recording equipment and DJ turntables.

3. Sports and Socializing: Join us for sports nights and connect with peers who share similar interests. The Zone is all about fostering a sense of community and maximizing your potential.

In summary, the Zone 16-24 YMCA is a hub of energy, creativity, and support for young adults on their journey toward personal and professional development.