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Summer Institute Highlights

SCWI and Dual Credits for 2019-2020 kicked off on August 26 and 27 when over 70 teachers, coordinators, RPT chairs, Ministry representatives, college and SCWI staff gathered to prepare for another successful year. CODE Executive Director Tony Pontes arranged for us to be welcomed at the Peel District School Board.

The Summer Institute began five years ago and this year saw its best attendance yet, with participants from all 16 RPT's. Phil Hedges, Sonja Vandermeer, Janine Griffore and David Armstrong were key presenters. Day One allowed experienced RPT Chairs to share best practices for Forums and Activities, reflections and success stories for their teachers, and their students.

Day Two brought lively presentations as Phil, Sonja and Janine went through the processes by which we collect data and use SMART Goals both to measure successes and effect change to better support all students and adults in our target audience. Hands-on workshops in both English and French allowed for both beginning and experienced educators to interact, ask questions and learn. One vital aspect of the Institute arises from the many informal opportunities the two-day experience offers for people to interact, share, and build relationships in a relaxed and informal setting.

The Summer Institute has grown every year along with the dual credit program. In these waning hours of the summer holidays, it’s a measure of the kind of energy and enthusiasm that defines the professionals who create and manage dual credits throughout Ontario. It makes for a fine beginning to the year ahead.

SCWI Spring Symposium


The twenty-second annual SCWI Spring Symposium brought over 420 participants, including student presenters, teachers, instructors, and practitioners of dual credits back to Humber College on May 14. A full day with over 40 workshops and networking sessions created excitement, education and learning for all. The theme "School College WORK: Pathways to the Skilled Trades" was timely and vital, as it brought together the largest number of participants and presenters in the symposium's history.

A variety of topics generated vital strategies, ideas, and innovative solutions for learners. Teachers took away valuable strategies for enhancing the offerings in Dual Credits and Activities.

The entire day underscored the excellent work of this year's planning committee. From registration to the return home, the conference had a positive, lively and welcoming tone.

The day was topped off by guest speaker Dr. Jon Callegher, whose presentation "Balanced Intelligence: Why Skilled Trades Careers are Better", brought current research on the positive effect of skilled trades on a balanced and satisfying lifestyle.

The slide/power point decks, keynote videos and transcripts of workshops and networking sessions will be posted on this site as they become available.

We are pleased to share some memories of the 2019 Symposium in the form of the photos below and please click here for the information and resources noted above.

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SCWI Calendar of Important Dates

This calendar provides a summary of important SCWI dates between August 2019 - August 2020.

(Updated September 1, 2019)

Dual Credit Course Codes, Request Forms and Supporting Webinars

The Course Code page contains the very latest list of Course Codes, a list of Existing Course Code Titles by Subjects and Codes for 2018 - 2019, the Dual Credit Course Code Request Form and links to two supporting webinars.

(Course Codes Updated September 5, 2019. The Dual Credit Course Code Request Form was updated in August 8, 2019)

SCWI/IJECT Dual Credit Acronyms Bookmark

Download a list of common website links and acronyms:
in docx format or in pdf format.

(Updated May 2019)

Entering Dual Credits in your Student Management System (SMS)

Links and Files can be found on the Ministry Policies page.

Dual Credit Data Reports

Our Dual Credit Data Reports provide statistical proof of the steady and incremental success at all levels of the dual credit initiative have created for our most needy and deserving students. Our data reports began in 2009-10 and by 2013-14 were provided in a handy info-graphic format. All the data reports up to 2015-16 are found on our Research, Reports and Conferences page.

Pathways to Apprenticeship, Options for Secondary School Students, 2017

For more information go to the Ministry Policies web page.


is the place for students, parents and educators to explore the opportunities and incredible impact that SCWI and Dual Credits have made in the lives of students at risk of not graduating high school or transitioning to post secondary education.
It is informative and easy to navigate:

  • Home page: an overview of SCWI and Dual Credit courses
  • FAQ page: answers common questions about Admissions & Applications, Apprenticeships, Careers & Finance
  • Dual Credit Courses page: find dual credit opportunities in your area by key word or college
  • Testimonials page: short, powerful videos of students telling their own stories, in their own words, about how the SCWI program created positive changes in their lives.
  • Educators page and the About SCWI page: background information on the SCWI program

SCWI pages

SCWI Reporting, Approval & Monitoring Process Report for 2018-2019

This SCWI accountability document provides information for regional planning teams regarding the SCWI Reporting Website for completing the Interim Report, Dual Credit Student Data Report and SCWI Final Report; Approval Process for Contract Changes; Process for Requesting New Dual Credit Course Code(s); Process for Monitoring Activities/Forums; and sample forms.
Updated November 2, 2018

SCWI Newsletter: Spring 2019

Once again, we are pleased to present our Spring 2019 SCWI newsletter. The outstanding efforts of our RPT Chairs , coordinators and instructors is ably demonstrated by their many contributions. Perhaps more important, their work is shown through the eyes and reflections of students for whom dual credits has been both an opportunity and a life-affirming journey of personal growth.  This issue offers up-to-date program information, statistical data that underscores continued growth at every level, and  a tribute to one of the visionary educators who steered the early days of this vital program. 

We continue to bring you this document in both a Flipbook format that is easy to read and search online, and also in PDF format for easy downloading and sharing.

  • spring 2019 News
  • What's inside:

    • How Webinars are transforming Professional Development and Cooperative Learning for SCWI across Ontario
    • Aboriginal students find their heritage, success and dignity in dual credit programs
    • Trades Training and Apprenticeships welcome young women in traditionally male-dominated roles
    • Student testimonials about SCWI have invigorated change and created opportunities for young people and adults alike
    • New partnerships, pathways and processes to create successful students
    • Reports from RPT’s throughout the province
    • Parent Involvement and Wellness Days

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What is SCWI?

The School-College-Work Initiative is a co-operative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the broader community, projects have been developed to provide dual credit programs for secondary students through the partnership of secondary schools and colleges.

A collaboration of the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Committee of College Presidents (COP), SCWI is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.