New ON program helps high school grads decide what to do next

September 18, 2017

A new pilot program is looking to help Ontario high school graduates decide what they should do next in their personal and professional development. CBC reports that FOCUS, a non-profit that offers free employment services in Alliston and Angus, ON, is introducing a GAP Year program to help students who take a year off decide how they want to start the rest of their lives. The program uses personality tests to help students focus their interests, in addition to helping them work on resumes and student financial aid applications. “I definitely think there is a need to support those kids leaving high school and to throw them to the wolves is not beneficial for our economy,” says FOCUS Outreach Coordinator Angela Adams. “I hope that talking about this gap year will open the discussion and have the potential to reach other service providers in the province.” CBC