Health & Wellness Major

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Sign Up for Trips & Training Below!

Interested in completing training in your OWN time?
Learn more by clicking
HERE

!!! IMPORTANT  NOTE !!!

If you can no longer attend a session you signed up for, you MUST email shsm@wcdsb.ca
3 school/business days before the training.

Trip privileges may be suspended if you do not follow this procedure.

Semester 1

Safe Food Handling Certification
In Your Hospitality Class
Speak to your teacher today!

Interested in nutrition, food or hospitality?
The Safe Food Handling Certification will allow you to work with food safely in the kitchens of retirement homes, day cares and more.

If you are taking a Hospitality course this semester, you should receive safe food handling training during class (and SHSM will cover the cost of the certification issued from the Region of Public Health)!

Talk to your Hospitality Teacher about this training session!
(NOTE: If you are not planning to take a hospitality class, please contact Tara.Fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca)

You will earn 1 elective certification


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Medical Science: Genes & Vaccines Training
University of Waterloo

Come and experience medical science on campus with the University of Waterloo! This interactive day includes hands on experiments including learning techniques to interpret and analyze DNA in the ‘Gels & Genes’ workshop. In the ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’ workshop, you will explore the biology of cancer and emerging treatments including problem solving to develop a cancer treatment. Lastly, you will discuss an outbreak of a virus and discuss vaccines and their usefulness.

Bus departs at 9:00am and returns by 3:20pm
Training time runs from 9:45am-3:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

Tuesday, October 10, 2018
Makeup for Film
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

Learn from the experts in the industry on how to use tools and techniques for makeup application for film!
Students will experiment with creating makeup effects from a given script based on a Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy theme.

Due to limited spaces, you will be required to explain in a few sentences why you believe this would be helpful to your future career when you click the sign up button.

Bus departs at 7:45am and returns by 4:00pm.

Lunch is provided

Closed

Thursday October 18, 2018
Infection Control Training
St. John Ambulance, Kitchener

During this 1/2 day morning session with St. John’s Ambulance, you will learn the different types of infections you might be exposed to in the health & wellness field. Understand how viruses and bacteria can enter your system.
Participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations as you will learn how to properly take off “contaminated” gloves, face masks and gowns. Plus, understand how to properly wash your hands of viruses and bacteria (and understand why anti-bacterial lotion isn’t your best defense!).

Bus departs at 9:15am and returns by 1:00pm
Training time runs from 10:00am-12:30pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 compulsory certification.

Closed

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Leadership, Problem Solving & Communication Skills Training
KW YMCA Outdoor Centre, St. Clements

During this one day session, you will work in groups focusing on initiative tasks which include leadership, problem solving & communication to build on these skills. Outdoor education staff will challenge you to understand how these 3 skills are connected, how they affect the workplace and other business situations.
You will also get a chance to participate in low and high rope tasks!

Bus departs at 8:50am and returns by 2:40pm
Training time runs from 9:30-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

Monday November 5, 2018
Hairstyling: The Science of Colour
Artline Salon

Did you know that chemistry and geometry are used daily when it comes to your hair?
Explore the science behind hairstyling as you begin to understand the skills and knowledge needed that goes into hair colouring chemistry and more. Learn from the experienced team at Artline Salon, who will share with you their knowledge on hair colouring, hair cutting, the meaning of costumer service and how can the salon maintain a happy clientele… all in one day hands-on workshop.

Training time runs from 9:30am-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

2 DAYS: Wednesdays, Nov. 21 & 28, 2018
Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Kitchener

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 9:45am-4:15pm on both days

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certifications

Closed

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Kinesiology (KIN) Lab Day
University of Waterloo

Kinesiology Lab Days is an annual high school outreach event for grade 11 & 12 students. This one-day program consists of mini-laboratory sessions on assessing, treating, and preventing movement-related illness and injury.

Students will be introduced to equipment and techniques used in many of Waterloo’s state-of-the-art kinesiology research and teaching labs. Lab Days experiences range from learning about athletic taping, concussions, stroke, cardio-vascular health, biomchanics and even measuring breath-by-breath oxygen uptake.

CLICK HERE TO FOR MINI-LAB DESCRIPTIONS
(You will sign up for 3)

Schedule:
10:00 – Welcoming Remarks
10:45-11:45 – Session #1
11:45-12:25 – Lunch – bring your own or $ to buy one
12:30-1:30 – Session #2
1:30-2:30 – Session #3

Training runs from 10:00am-2:30pm

You will earn 1 elective certification

Closed

Friday, December 14, 2018
Ethics, Equity & Inclusion Training
St. Mary’s HS – Common Compass Inc.

These 3 key topics are critical in the Business & Health world: Ethics, Equity & Inclusion.

This hands-on workshop will get you thinking about how you treat others as you work through scenarios and situations about ethical dilemmas.

Learning to treat others as equals, embracing diversity and celebrating differences will be explored in discussions, games and group work.

Training will occur in the Library Seminar Room.  Meet  at the beginning of Period 1.
Training runs from 9:30am-2:30pm.

You will earn 2 elective certifications

Online Sign Up!

Semester 2

Tuesday February 12, 2019
Infection Control Training
St. John Ambulance, Kitchener

During this 1/2 day morning session with St. John’s Ambulance, you will learn the different types of infections you might be exposed to in the health & wellness field. Understand how viruses and bacteria can enter your system.
Participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations as you will learn how to properly take off “contaminated” gloves, face masks and gowns. Plus, understand how to properly wash your hands of viruses and bacteria (and understand why anti-bacterial lotion isn’t your best defense!).

Training time runs from 9:00am-12:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 compulsory certification.

Online Sign Up Opens – Jan. 14

February 2019 (Date TBD)
Dementia Training
Conestoga College

Dementia is a common disorder which affects brain functions among older adults. You will explore symptoms, diagnosis and learn how it affects memory, thinking, language and behaviour. This interactive lecture will include videos, powerpoint and group activities.

In the afternoon, you will participate in many hands-on activities where you will learn how to properly assist and move body parts for people who are unable to move for themselves. You will also practice feeding a partner, to learn the proper techniques of how to assist others.

This training is great for those thinking of getting into psychology, nursing, personal support worker positions, in a retirement/nursing home and much more!

Training time runs from 9:00am-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 3 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Date TBD

Tuesday March 19, 2019
Specialized Care: Nutrition & Dietary Considerations
Zehrs Markets, Kitchener

Interested in learning more about nutrition or considering a career as a Dietitian? This one day training will provide you with a basic understanding of the Dietitian field, as you learn about meal planning through the use of the Canada’s Food Guide.  Working with a group, you will also complete an activity  on how to assess a client food record. A label reading activity and knife skills demonstration will also be part of this hands-on day.

Plus, learn about the variety of careers available in this field as you experience the uniqueness of working as a Dietitian for a local grocery store. See how you can educate customers in the store, and learn about the nutritious foods offered.

Training time runs from 9:30am-1:30pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Opens –  Mon. Feb. 25

Thursday March 21, 2019
Conflict Resolution & Lifting Techniques Training
Hotzone Training Consultants, Cambridge

This is excellent training when working with the public and in stressful situations!
Students will learn from paramedics and others in the health care industry how to deal with difficult behaviour and diffuse conflict.

In the afternoon you will learn the various methods and techniques for safely moving and transferring patients.

Training time runs from 9:45am-2:15pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Opens –  Tues. Feb. 19

2 DAYS: Tuesdays, April 2 & 9, 2019
Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Kitchener

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 9:45am-4:15pm on both days

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certifications

Online Sign Up Opens – March 4

Tuesday April 30, 2019
Intro to Chiropractics: Ethics, Terminology, & Specialized Care
Higher Faster Stronger

Students will learn why Chiropractic care is important in maintaining good health, especially when treating back, neck pain and headaches.
You will learn more while working in groups about how to conduct an intake meeting and assessment with a new client, work through ethical dilemmas, and identify components of the spine.

Training time is from 9:00am-1:00pm in the Library Seminar Room at St. Mary’s HS.

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 3 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Opens – Mon. Apr. 1

Summer Training

Take training in your OWN time

HOW DOES IT WORK?

!!! SHSM will cover the cost of your CPR Level C & Standard First Aid!!!

1. Contact St. John’s Ambulance below to set up a WEEKEND training session
(Check out their online schedule HERE and select “Standard First Aid with CPR C + AED”.

2. You must inform St. John’s Ambulance:
– your name & school
– you’re a student of the Specialist High Skills Major program
– you’re a student with the Waterloo Catholic School Board
– you need CPR Level C & Standard First Aid

3. Attend training on the date you selected.

4. Once you complete the training, St. John’s Ambulance will notify SHSM,
and we will add it to your SHSM record.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Select the online training you’d like to complete from the list below:

2. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca with your:
– Name, school, major and type of training you’d like to take

3. Complete online training on your own time.

4. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca to confirm you’ve completed training
(Tara will then add it to your SHSM record)

ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE:

Looking for more training, or have questions?
Contact : Tara.Fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca or 519-578-3660 ext. 2549