Environment Major

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!!! IMPORTANT  NOTE !!!

If you can no longer attend a session you signed up for, you MUST email shsm@wcdsb.ca
3 school/business days before the training.

Trip privileges may be suspended if you do not follow this procedure.

Semester 1

Thursday, September 20, 2018
All About Trees & Honeybees Workshops
Arboretum at the Ontario Agricultural College (University of Guelph)

In the morning, you will visit the Honey Bee Research Centre and get the buzz on bees. Students will learn about honey bee biology, social structure, and how to behave around stinging insects. Students will then have an opportunity to visit the apiary to see different parts of a live hive. Finish with a taste of honey directly from the honeycomb!
In the afternoon, you will visit one of the most beautiful natural spaces on campus, the Arboretum! Students will walk through The Arboretum with a naturalist to learn about tree identification, disease, conservation, and biology.

Taxi departs at 9:20am and returns by 2:30pm
Training time runs from 9:45-2:00pm

Important! A signed waiver form specific to the University is required just for this event.
CLICK HERE to print the form and bring it with you on the day of the event. No form = no admittance

Students may bring their own lunch, or purchase one on campus.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

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2 Days – October 9 & 10, 2018
Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), Mapping & Compass Certification
Shades Mill – Grand River Conservation Authority

Locating points on a map and understanding how GPS works is helpful in the environment field. Not only does it help you to measure and locate objects from a distance, but you will learn about topographical maps, positioning, and how GPS works in this 2 day training session.

You must attend on both days to earn your certification.

Taxi departs at 9:00am and returns by 3:20pm
Training time runs from 9:30am-3:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Leadership, Problem Solving & Communication Skills Training
KW YMCA Outdoor Centre, St. Clements

During this one day session, you will work in groups focusing on initiative tasks which include leadership, problem solving & communication to build on these skills. Outdoor education staff will challenge you to understand how these 3 skills are connected, how they affect the workplace and other business situations.
You will also get a chance to participate in low and high rope tasks!

Bus departs at 8:00am and returns by 3:05pm
Training time runs from 9:30-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

2 DAYS: Wednesdays, Nov. 21 & 28, 2018
Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Cambridge

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 8:30am-3:00pm on both days

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certifications

Closed

Semester 2

2 DAYS: Wednesdays, April 3 & 10, 2019
Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Cambridge

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 8:30am-3:00pm on both days

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certifications

Online Sign Up Opens – March 4

Summer Training

Take training in your OWN time

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Call St. John’s Ambulance below to set up a training session (you cannot register online if SHSM is to pay for the training).

2. You MUST CALL St. John’s Ambulance (do not register online) to inform them:
– your name & school
– you’re a student of the Specialist High Skills Major program
– you’re a student with the Waterloo Catholic School Board
– you need CPR Level C & Standard First Aid

3. Attend training on the date you selected.
*NOTE: You will be charged a fee if you do not attend

4. St. John’s will invoice the SHSM program. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY, and your training will be listed on your progress report by the end of the summer!

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Select the online training you’d like to complete from the list below:

2. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca with your:
– Name, school, major and type of training you’d like to take

3. Complete online training on your own time.

4. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca to confirm you’ve completed training
(Tara will then add it to your SHSM record)

ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE:

Looking for more training, or have questions?
Contact : Tara.Fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca or 519-578-3660 ext. 2549