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Making the transition easier

Saturday, July 12, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT COLLEGE

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To encourage the success of current and future students at Sault College, Student Service areas present the 10th Annual Transition to College program from August 25 to 29. 

The program, free to participants and funded by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, is designed to help first-year students with documented learning disabilities make a successful transition from high school or the workforce.

Included in the programming are engaging activities, empowering success strategies for learning, prizes and practical information about College services and resources. 

A free lunch is also provided daily to the students.

“The transition program allows students to get familiar with the campus in order to succeed and make a seamless transition to our post-secondary environment,” notes Ian Smith, Personal Attendant in Student Services and organizer of this year’s workshop.

“Students who attend can also expect to learn about their disability, their rights and responsibilities. They will be made aware of useful on-campus resources, services and facilities, can explore learning strategies such as note-taking, test-taking, study skills, time management and organization skills, as well as become familiar with assistive technology that is available to them.” 

Participants of the workshop will also have an opportunity to meet with counsellors to identify accommodations, strategies and resources they may need before the start of the school year to help them be successful.

Students will also get a head start on purchasing their textbooks and parking pass as well as pick up their student identification card and find a locker in an area of the campus that best suits them.

Space in the program is limited and interested students are asked to register by July 15.  

Details about the program and applications are available online at www.saultcollege.ca/services/studentservices/transitioncollege.asp

Completed applications can be faxed to 705.759.9857 or email transition@saultcollege.ca.

For more information, please contact Ian Smith in Student Services at 705.759.2554 ext.2803.

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