The School of HRT's Continuing Studies summer workshops are tailored for students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education and who would like to experience a day in the life at college.
During these workshops, students learned vital job training skills, what college is all about, and developed a clearer idea of what they would like to pursue after high school.
Dates: May 17 - 19 & May 24 - 26
The Aboriginal Summer Camp was a three-day long learning experience for students in grades 6-8 from across Ontario.
Over the course of their stay, students rotated between the North and Lakeshore campuses and participated in fun, hands-on learning activities, like making pizza and learning about food safety in a state-of-the-art kitchen. At the end of each day, students slept in a college residence, giving them an authentic college experience.
The structure of this program allowed for students to alternate between college-training workshops and traditional Indigenous activities, which created a comprehensive and complete learning experience for the students.
Dates: July 4 - 5 & August 9 - 10
The ALiGN program, along with the support of Community Employment Services sites from Albion, Kipling and Jane, was designed to assist unemployed youth between the ages of 18-29 with finding entry-level positions in the culinary and hospitality industries.
Instructors worked with two student groups over the course of two days. Day one focused on developing restaurant and housekeeping skills. Day two was a line cook workshop, as students prepared a three-course meal.
Dates: July 5, 12 & 26
This program aims to provide high school students with personal or economic barriers preventing them from pursuing a post-secondary education an opportunity to experience college. Students sample different educational programs, explore career paths and gain knowledge and guidance to inspire them to further pursue a post-secondary education.
This workshop consisted of a series of culinary classes set in a professional kitchen and taught by high-level, professional chefs. As part of this workshop, students learned to make a pizza from scratch and then ate the results of their labour.
The Delta Family Resource Centre workshop was funded via the Humber College Community Partnership Fund.
Dates: July 17 & 24, two-hour sessions
Numbers: 20 each session
Skills Ontario Summer Camp is a week-long day program for kids entering grades 7-9. Through hands-on activities related to the skilled trades, campers develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.
Continuing Education along with the School of HRT participated in these sessions by providing engaging culinary workshops for the attending students. These sessions gave campers the opportunity to learn from skilled culinary professionals in a fun, effective setting.
Students learned to make a pizza, including the sauce and dough, and then had the pleasure of eating it afterward. The workshop also included clean-up, kitchen safety and time management skills.
Dates: July 17 - 21 & August 14 - 18
In partnership with Christina Horizons, the Developmental Service Worker Program is a certificate course intended to teach students with developmental disabilities basic kitchen skills to work in the culinary field. The program focuses on sanitization, kitchen structure, culinary skills, food preparation and practice handling culinary equipment.
At the end of this five-day session, students emerged with a good understanding of basic kitchen sanitization and cleaning principles, using culinary equipment, food preparation and presentation, as well as proper storage techniques. Additionally, students were better equipped with soft skills such as listening, responsibility and teamwork.