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Career Planning

myBlueprint   

All students at Gander Collegiate have access to myBlueprint.  Students can log into their account at www.myBlueprint.ca.

  • click log in in the top right hand corner

  • enter your email address and password or click School Login to login with your school account (see your Career Development teacher or Mrs. Connors if you do not have access)

  • Click Log in

Key Features of myBlueprint

WHO AM I: Students can complete up to six assessments designed to support students in career decision making. 

GOALS: Students can work on S.M.A.R.T goals.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER: A simple, easy to use resume and cover letter builder.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Students can plan courses and track progress toward graduation.

Post Secondary

I have included links to all of the publically funded and privately owned post-secondary institiutions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is a comprehensive university that offers degrees, diplomas and certificates through three distinct campuses in NL.

St. John's campus

Undergradute degree programs are available in the following areas:

     Business         Education        Engineering          Humanities and Social Science

     Kinetics          Music              Nursing **                Science             Social Work

 

** NEW: You can now apply for admission to the three new nursing sites recently announced for Gander, Grand Falls - Windsor, Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

 

Grenfell campus

Undergraduate degree programs are available in the following areas:

     Arts and Social Science          Business          Fine Arts

     Science and the Environment                        Nursing

Marine Institute

MI offers diplomas, certificates and degrees in the following areas:

  • Technology (marine engineering, marine systems design, nautical science, naval architecture, marine environmental, ocean mapping and underwater vehicles)

  • Technician (remotely operated vehicles, bridge watch, fire rescue and marine diesal mechanics)

  • Maritime Studies (maritime management, safety management, engineering and applied science and health science)

College of the North Atlantic - CNA offers programs from 17 campuses as well as distributed learning options.  Programs are available in the following areas:

     Academics          Applied Arts          Business          Engineering          Health Sciences

     Industrial Trades                               Information Technology               Natural Resources

     Tourism

Private Colleges

 Academy Canada                    BAC Masonary College             Carpenters Millwrights College       

Central Training Academy       DieTrac Technical Institute      Gander Flight Training

   

Keyin College                            Operating Engineers College   Random Sound Paramedicine

          

Woodford Training Centre            

Scholarships & Student Aid

Scholarships 2021 - 2022

This document  includes local, provincial and national scholarships and awards, arranged by application deadline. This is not an exhaustive list! Web addresses are included where applicable.

Government of NL Scholarships

 

Memorial University Scholarship Information

 

Student Aid

New information (updated May 15, 2022)

Storwell Self Storage has re-launched their Foster Children Bursary.

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives.
This is the direct link to the online application, which outlines all eligibility requirements:

http://www.storwell.com/bursary-application

New Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), Here for Tomorrow Scholarship is now open for applications to students in grades 10-12.

 

Two deserving students will be awarded $2500.00 each.

 

To apply, click here: https://thinkag.ca/en-ca/scholarships/dfc-here-for-tomorrow

 

Deadline is: June 1, 2022!

Canadian Parents for French

Please see the information below:

Provincial Awards

The COD NL/Cenovus postsecondary scholarship program 
 
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL), in partnership with the West White Rose Project is pleased to provide two scholarships,  valued at $1250.00 each, to high school students who self-identify as living with a disability, and entering post-secondary studies in September 2022.  Additionally, successful candidates must be enrolled in a post-secondary program that is within the Oil & Gas Sector, such as:
 
Business, Office Administration, or Commerce
Earth Science
Engineering or Engineering Technology
Health & Occupational Safety
Information Technology
Supply Chain and Logistics
Technical Trades
 
To Submit:
All eligible high students who self-identify as living with a disability are encouraged to apply. Questions about eligibility can be forwarded to The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL, at 709-722-7011 or by emailing info@codnl.ca.
 
The Application is 4 pages in length and is found on pages 3 – 6 of the attached package. Supporting documents are required and are outlined in the Submission Guide on page 2.
 
The applications can be found on our website codnl.ca at the following link:
 
https://codnl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Scholarship-Application-PKG.zip

The Second Language Council Scholarships are for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Indigenous Language Learners  and will be awarded to three (3) students who have demonstrated success and persistence in language, literacy and numeracy competencies. Each scholarship is valued at $500.  

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be nominated by a recommending teacher. Completed Applications must be submitted by Monday May 30, 2022.  Please see Mrs. Connors if you are interested in this scholarship. 

Academic Enhancement

Gander Collegiate, through NLESD, offers a number of programs to assist students.  For example:         

Cdli

CDLI  provides free access to course review materials in various courses, plus free, "live" online tutoring to students throughout the school year.

Tutoring for Tuition

& Work Experience

Tutoring for Tuition

High school students tutor other students from all grade levels

It is an an opportunity for students to earn a tuition voucher towards post-secondary education

 

​Tutoring for Tuition - Work Experience

Post-secondary students are hired to assist High school students who need extra tutoring
Tutors gain work experience for post-secondary students (in their hometown)
It is an opportunity to tutor high school students who are preparing for year-end exams
Payment in the form of a voucher and stipend

DELF

THe DELF (Diplome d'etudies en langue francais) is an internationally recognized diploma that certifies a student's level of proficiency in French as a Second Language.

Students at Gander Collegiate can register for the DELF through their French teacher.

External Opportunities for Students

There are a number of local, provincial and federal programs available to students.  Each program offers a different focus, including (but not limited to): 

  • Career and Employment Goals

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

  • Entrepreneurship content and access to mentors

  • Careers in the health sciences

  • Intensive French-immersion programs

  • Culture/heritage

  • International development and the global community

  • Innovation and the future

      

University of Waterloo 

TheCentre for Education in Mathematics and Computing 
 

Mental Health Resources

Help Lines
 
Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine 811     
Toll Free    1-888-709-2929        https://www.811healthline.ca/           

Kid’s Help Phone 24 Hour    1-800-668-6868

Sexual Assault Crisis Line 24 Hour    1-800-726-2743

Mental Health Crisis Line 24 hour    1-888-737-4668

Gambling Help Line (Toll Free)    1-888-899-HELP (4357)     1-800-363-5864

Smokers Help Line (Toll Free)    1-800-363-5864

CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line    1-855-753-2560

Mental Health and Addictions System Navigator    1-877-999-7589

Domestic Violence Help Line    1-888-709-7090
 
2SLGBTQIA+ Warm Line    1-866-230-8041

Resources
 

Alateen Information and Services

Fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.


Bridge the gapp  an online resource designed to support mental wellness.
Canadian Mental Health Associationa nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness.

Crisis Text Line – Text ‘Talk’ to 686868

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Responders.

Children, youth and young adults can text ‘TALK’ to 686868 to a trained volunteer Crisis Responder who will help with any issues – big or small. The service is free, confidential, and available 24/7.

DoorWays is a single session, walk-in counselling service:

  • Available to youth and adults without an appointment or referral

  • A health care professional will meet with you and discuss your concerns on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • DoorWays provides information and support focused on your need. Some examples of what you may want to discuss are: family, health, grief, work, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, drinking or drug use.

DoorWays is not an emergency service. In an emergency, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Doorways in Gander can be found at:

James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre
125 Trans-Canada Highway, Gander

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm (last registration at 3:00pm)

For more information please call 256.5438 

Community Counsellors at James Paton Memorial Health Centre are available to support individuals who have mental health or substance use concerns as well as family/friends who are affected. If you are experiencing any concern that is affecting your mental health and wellbeing, you may want to speak to a counsellor.

Eating Disorder Counselling – HOPE Program  
Healthy Opportunities for People with Eating Disorders

The Hope Program is for you and your family if you are 15+ and have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other specified feeding and eating disorder. We are available to anyone in the province by phone and we are also at the Renata Elizabeth Withers Centre for Hope on Major’s Path in St. John’s so that you can begin your journey to wellness in a trusting, supportive environment.

  • HOPE Program brochure

  • Call us at 709-777-2041

  • Talk to a physician or health care provider. If the Hope Program is the best option for you, they can make a referral.