If you have any questions about the trades, OYAP, getting an apprenticeship, or co-op, please make an appointment with your guidance counsellor or speak to a co-op teacher. 

OYAP Group Signing

Stratford Secondary School's co-op program hosted an OYAP Group Apprenticeship signing this afternoon at the Queen's Inn in Stratford.  4 of our students signed their Registered Training Agreements with local employers and are well on their way down an apprenticeship pathways.
Students and Employers Included:
Carter Culliton - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic - Culliton
Carter Lupton - Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer - Fix Auto
Ethan Francis - General Carpenter - Contract Framing Group
Tyler Pogson - General Carpenter - Contract Framing Group

AMDSB Pathways E-Magazine Fall Edition

We are thrilled to introduce you to the first ever Pathways E-magazine Fall Edition 2019-20! All of our secondary schools are highlighted, along with many opportunities provided to our students through the Pathways Programs. Some of our elementary schools are included through their participation in Fun Tech and experiential learning projects. There will be a few more editions throughout the school year and we are looking to share the amazing opportunities happening in your school communities.

Engineering Stratford at Deep Trekker

Trip to Deep Trekker underwater robotics December 12. This is a place to work! SSES is the place to get prepared.

SHSM Woodworks trip

20 SHSM students travelled to Woodworks today to plan, create, and build a wood project! Now we can watch Netflix on our own TV!


For the last 20+ years NWSS has been hosting students aged 7-14 for a day of exploring Tech Studies. It has evolved to be organized by the Technical Training Group (TTG) but is still mostly taught by the Technical Studies teachers in the building as well as some of the TTG night school instructors and Jason Carter from Carter Automation .

This year nearly 130 students were here exploring Construction, Foods, Cosmo, Tech Design, Robotics, Horticulture, Manufacturing and Welding. Participants get to take home whatever they have crafted (if they haven’t eaten it already).

The day does not happen without massive help from our students. Every room that was open had approximately 6-8 SSES students volunteering their time. We had representatives from both former schools and they all did a fantastic job. It is amazing stepping back and watching our students mentor the young participants. Many of the projects are designed and prepped by our senior students, many of whom are themselves past participants of the program.

Keith Edwards