| Jul 02, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - July 2, 2009 NAEC student obtains specialist high skills majorby Valerie Allan

Jennifer Gaudaur is presented with her Specialist High Skills Major Award. Photo by Phil Defosse, Tourism and Hospitality Teacher

Jennifer Gaudaur, a student at NAEC, was honoured at the Commencement ceremony on June 25 for obtaining a Specialist High Skills Major in Tourism and Hospitality.

NAEC offers two Specialist High Skills Major programs, one in Construction and one in Tourism and Hospitality. The programs provide students with a higher degree of skill than the regular credit programs in these areas. As well as the credit courses, students complete several certificates of proficiency related to their field. This makes them more marketable for the workplace, apprenticeship or college programs.

As well as the credit courses, Jennifer obtained two Co-operative Education credits in her field, and certificates in subjects such as Service Excellence, Smartserve, WHIMS, Advanced Food Handling, and First Aid and CPR. She also attended St. Lawrence College as a student-for-a-day, a “Reach Ahead” activity which introduces students to what awaits them in their field.

Jennifer discovered her passion for Hospitality when she enrolled in the Tourism and Hospitality program in the 2007-2008 school year. As well as completing her credits, she has assisted Mr. Phil Defosse in his Tourism and Hospitality classroom.

“We are very proud of Jennifer’s accomplishments,” said Vice-Principal Angela Salmond, “And we are very pleased that we can offer two SHSM programs which are highly relevant to our community.”

The North Addington Education Centre Graduating Class of 2009.

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