Two colleges in Canada have recently launched programs to give high school students a taste of postsecondary education before they graduate. TAV College, a private college in Montréal, has launched a Grade 12 Study Option that will allow students to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The program will be taught on site by college instructors with support from the Ontario Virtual School and is intended to help smooth the transition into university-level studies. Meanwhile, in British Columbia, Selkirk College and the Kootenay Lake school district (SD 8) have partnered on a program that allows high school students to sample trades training at the college’s Silver King Campus. “It’s cool to be at a college and see the whole scene,” said student Shade Oswald. “Even if it’s not something I decide to pursue as a career, I get a little bit of knowledge and I can use it in my everyday life.” The Suburban| Selkirk Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.