~For students and parents~
PHILIPSBURG – A free workshop entitled “College or University 101: The United States and Canadian Systems” is scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, in the meeting room on the first floor of the Government Administration Building from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
This workshop, organized by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, is aiming to ensure attendants walk away with a better understanding of the US and Canadian college and university educational systems. It is geared at students in their last two years of secondary school or recent graduates who are interested in studying in the United States of America (USA) or Canada, and their parents.
The workshop will be covering aspects from application to graduation. Emphasis will be put on the first year of college/ university, where key differences in comparison to our own educational system need to be addressed, to the last year of college or university.
Workshop participants will learn the various steps in applying to schools and what factors to keep in mind when considering schools to apply to. In addition, while attending college or university, it is important to pay attention to important aspects like the Placement Test, Grade Point Average (GPA), grades, and graduation requirements. These and other colleges/ university terminology will also be explained to the workshop participants. Some social aspects like living in the dorms or off campus will also be addressed. Parents are also urged to encourage their children to attend since this is beneficial to them.
Students are encouraged to contact SSSD to reserve a seat. Participants are encouraged to bring their own writing materials to the workshops and they are encouraged to be on time. For more information, please call 543-1235.
The Student Support Services Division is located in the Gatsby's Building, across from the Police Station and next to the Windward Island Bank (WIB) in Philipsburg. SSSD provides many services to students including psychological services, counseling services, speech-language pathology services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, and parental workshops.