Two PEI high schools pilot new programs to help students learn about career pathways

Two high schools in Prince Edward Island are piloting new programs to support high school students as they explore their career interests and prepare to pursue postsecondary education. Colonel Gray High School and Montague Regional High School will offer an Essential Skills Achievement Pathway, which will help students who are struggling to make career decisions explore new careers and skills. In Grades 11 and 12, students will focus on developing the skills they need to pursue their pathway of choice. The program aims to address skills shortages in PEI, where Youth Transition Manager Ryan McAleer says only around 40% of the province’s youth pursue postsecondary education immediately after graduation. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.