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Highlights from the May 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
Highlights from the May 11 Board of Trustees Meeting
Posted on 05/12/2022
UCDSB Board Meeting

Full details on presentations, reports, and discussions can be found in the agenda.

May 12, 2022 – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Some of the items discussed in the public session are as follows.

TR Leger Commercial Vehicle & Equipment Apprenticeship Training Update

Susan Rutters, Superintendent of Schools, presented an update on the success of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program (CVEAP).

Offered at TR Leger’s Kemptville Campus and Education Center, the recent program saw students register in one of the following motive power trades; agriculture technician, truck and coach technician, and heavy equipment technician. All students passed and the class average was 81 per cent. Since the program, several students have already been hired as full-time employees at their placements.

Additionally, secondary students will have enhanced opportunities. Micro-credentials and certifications are available to support success in agriculture and transportation technology Specialist High Skills Major programs and other experiential learning needs. At no charge, 195 UCDSB students are scheduled to participate from April to June 2022.

Rutters also shared that the UCDSB has launched several new initiatives for the CVEAP. One million dollars has been secured to implement adult training opportunities for 2022-2023. The apprenticeship training centre at Kemptville has received much support locally, particularly from Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark.

Rutters noted that the CVEAP OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Program is proof that UCDSB TR Leger can provide apprenticeship training differently, in a more supportive and accessible model for learners.

Service Agreement Between UCDSB and Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education

Executive Superintendent of Student Achievement and Innovation Eric Hardie presented a report and recommendation to the Board that the UCDSB and Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) enter into a new five-year service agreement.

Hardie shared that the existing agreement with AMBE expires August 2022. The agreement centers around the offerings of accommodation, instruction, and special services for Akwesasne pupils. The relationship between the two boards has been a model of mutual respect and support with neither raising key issues with the current agreement.

Following the presentation, trustees voted in favour of entering into a new five-year agreement with AMBE.

Student Trustees Propose New Student Recognition Award

Student Trustees Eshal Ali and Bradford Ward proposed a new award to acknowledge and celebrate student leadership across the UCDSB’s elementary and secondary schools. Named the UCDSB Student Trustees Dynamic Leader Award, this award will go to a student who demonstrates continuous involvement in school activities that enhance student life at the school, demonstrates the ten Character Always traits in their daily activities, helps the community where to improve life around them and others, and who inspires their peers to get involved in the school environment and in leadership opportunities.

Ali noted that this will help with student voice and increase student morale. School administration will nominate students to be considered for the award until May 20, 2022.


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