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Spring Conference

2023 OCEA SPRING CONFERENCE


The 2023 OCEA Spring Conference Planning Committee would like to invite presenters to submit proposals for workshop sessions to be considered for the 2023 OCEA Spring Conference.

We are seeking presenters who excel in their areas of expertise and can deliver captivating and educational presentations to inspire NEW and EXPERIENCED teachers who are involved with CO-OP, SHSM, OYAP, DUAL CREDIT, and any other forms of Experiential Learning.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Deadline: March 10, 2023
2023 OCEA Spring Conference
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3
April 16th, 17th & 18th, 2023

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE GOOGLE FORM OR COMPLETE THE PDF FORM AND EMAIL TO CAROL MADSEN, OCEA@ROGERS.COM


CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM FUNDING (How do I get funding?)


BOOK YOUR ROOM RESERVATION NOW!

CONFERENCE PROGRAM / AGENDA / WORKSHOPS - coming soon!

CONFERENCE DELEGATE REGISTRATION FEES - coming soon!

Thank You to our 2022 Event Sponsors:

COMPANY:
DESCRIPTION:

Canadian Armed Forces / Army Reserve Co-op / DND

Successful applicants to the Army Reserve Co-op program will become serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. This is a serious commitment and should not be taken lightly. Students will receive military training and pay during the program. Students will be accredited with their Basic Military Qualifications. There is an expectation that students who participate in the Co-op program will continue to serve on a part-time basis with the Reserves after the program ends.

www.forces.ca

Canadian Gap Year Association Inc.

The Canadian Gap Year Association (CanGap) is a registered non-profit organization with a mission to support young people looking to take an intentional step off the conveyor belt of life to explore and experience ‘the real world’ according to their talents, goals, and interests. We support experiential, non-formal and informal learning for young adults and help them to make their gap year purposeful and support them in achieving their brightest futures.

www.cangap.ca

Conestoga College

Conestoga College has campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford and is a provincial leader in apprenticeship training. Conestoga delivers more than 300 career-focused programs including certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

www.conestogac.on.ca

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) / WILWorks High School

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and become more competitive, at home and around the world. EMC is responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise, and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, employing hundreds of thousands of Canadians, in more than 60 consortium regions. EMC’s membership is coast-to-coast. EMC is engaged in many projects and initiatives to help connect the next generation to careers in the manufacturing sector.

https://offers.emccanada.org/wilworkshs

L’Consortium pour l'excellence manufacturière

L’Consortium pour l'excellence manufacturière est une organisation unique à but non lucratif qui se consacre à aider les manufacturiers à se développer et à devenir plus compétitifs, que ce soit au Canada ou dans le monde entier. L'EMC contribue par ses connaissances, son expertise et ses ressources au succès de plus de 13 000 manufacturiers membres qui emploient des centaines de milliers de Canadiens dans plus de 60 régions de consortium. Les membres sont répartis dans toutes les régions du pays et l'EMC participe à de nombreux projets et initiatives visant à orienter la prochaine génération vers des carrières dans le secteur manufacturier.

https://offers.emccanada.org/wilworkshs

Flashpoint Training

At Flashpoint Training, we take the stress out of SHSM programming. We take care of your needs so teachers can leave work at work.
We offer ICE/SPE and synchronous options for all sectors, along with our asynchronous options. We can provide sessions for a mix of sectors and can create customized experiences of your choosing. We have a virtual Co-op alternative and offer many of services in French as well.

www.flashpointtraining.com

Hour Republic

Teachers and students use Hour Republic to generate cooperative education forms such as Work Education Agreements, and to track hours and activities (e.g., monitoring visits) related to co-op placements.

https://hourrepublic.com

Idéllo

Idéllo est la plateforme construite sur mesure pour les besoins du milieu éducatif francophone. Grâce à plus de 15 000 ressources éducatives, Idéllo offre un réel accompagnement dans le parcours d’apprentissage des élèves et appuie plus de deux millions d’enseignants.

https://www.idello.org

Job Talks

Over the past 6 years, Job Talks has been delivering high quality Skilled Trades media production, virtual presentations, and research to OYAP, SHSM, and Experiential Learning programs across the province. We're on a mission to ensure that every student in Ontario is aware of the personal, emotional, health, security, and financial benefits of working in the Skilled Trades.

www.jobtalks.ca

Landscape Ontario

With 3,100+ professional member companies representing 100,000+ employees, Landscape Ontario (LO) is the province's premier horticultural trades association. Our mission is to be the leader in representing, promoting, and fostering a favourable climate for the advancement of the landscape horticulture industry in Ontario. As a dynamic association, LO offers professional development opportunities, industry trade shows and conferences, consumer events and cost savings benefits. There are 9 regional chapters and 11 sector groups across the province who meet regularly to look at regional- and sector-specific issues, initiate solutions and develop continuing education and fun networking events.

https://landscapeontario.com/

Le Centre franco - MTEL

A Unique Platform with Infinite Possibilities! Would you like to save time and become more efficient in managing your experiential learning programs? The application Management Tool for Experiential Learning (MTEL) has recently been refined and entirely reprogrammed as a powerful application and adheres to Ministry guidelines. This all-in-one solution application and its great features have become school board’s first choice and creates a worry-free management. This tool is easy to use for the board-coordinator, the teaching staff, the students, the employers, and the administrators. You will quickly understand why we remain a provincial leader in this area and why we are renowned for our stellar customer service. Request a virtual tour of MTEL at mtel@lecentrefranco.ca. Our qualified personnel will answer your questions with pleasure!

https://www.mtel.ca

OGAPE

Une plateforme unique et efficace pour tout gérer! Vous souhaitez gagner du temps et optimiser l’efficacité de la gestion de vos programmes d’apprentissage par l’expérience? L’application moderne Outil de gestion de l’apprentissage par l’expérience (OGAPE) a été entièrement mise à jour et adhère aux directives du Ministère. Ce puissant outil tout-en-un est devenu le choix no 1 des conseils scolaires pour une gestion sans souci. Ses fonctionnalités en font une application performante dont l’utilisation est facile pour la coordination-conseil, le personnel enseignant, les élèves, les employeurs et l’administration. Vous comprendrez les raisons pour lesquelles nous demeurons le chef de file dans ce domaine et pourquoi notre service à la clientèle est exemplaire. Faites une demande de visite virtuelle de OGAPE à ogape@lecentrefranco.ca. Notre personnel qualifié se fera un plaisir de répondre à vos questions!

https://ogape.ca

myBlueprint

myBlueprint is an Education and Career/Life planning software built from the ground up to support Creating Pathways to Success and the experiential learning curriculum in Ontario. Students can easily document and reflect on their experiences in a one-of-a-kind portfolio that they maintain after high school. Easy-to-implement resources tied to the Ontario curriculum are created by teachers for teachers with the ultimate goal of helping students make informed decisions about their unique futures.

www.myBlueprint.ca

myBlueprint

myBlueprint est un logiciel de planification de l'éducation, de carrière et de vie, conçu pour soutenir le programme Tracer son itinéraire vers la réussite et le curriculum d'apprentissage par l'expérience en Ontario. Les élèves peuvent facilement documenter et réfléchir à leurs expériences dans un portfolio unique qu'ils conservent après le secondaire. Des ressources faciles à mettre en œuvre et liées au curriculum de l'Ontario sont créées par des enseignants pour des enseignants. L'objectif ultime de myBlueprint est de fournir des ressources pour que les élèves puissent prendre des décisions réfléchies sur leur avenir.

www.myBlueprint.ca

Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)

Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) works with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and workers, providing sector specific health and safety training, consulting, research, and resources to reduce workplace risks and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. Our commitment to Anywhere Learning allows PSHSA to enhance your prevention activities by delivering comprehensive training and consulting solutions in a variety of convenient formats. No matter where you are on your health and safety journey, PSHSA has the expertise, people, knowledge, and solutions to help you identify risks, control hazards, and meet legislative requirements. Together, we will make your organization a healthier and safer place to work.

www.pshsa.ca

TrainCan, Inc. / TrainCan Secondary School Learning Centre

Canada’s food hander certification company since 2000 is pleased to introduce the TrainCan Secondary School Learning Centre. This Learning Centre offers easy access for Secondary Schools across Canada to provide students with our nationally approved food handler course and certification exam. Students planning a path into the food industry benefit from learning proper food handler practices. Our BASICS.fst course is online, includes a final webcam exam, and certification. The course is self-paced, features unlimited access and can be completed at the user’s convenience. Teachers may supplement with available teaching tools and have administrator tracking access.

https://tsslc.traincancampus.com

Wood Manufacturing Council

The Wood Manufacturing Council is a national organisation that works on education, training, and HR issues for the value-added wood manufacturing sector (kitchen cabinets, architectural millwork, furniture, wood windows and doors etc.). We work to attract people to the many varied and rewarding careers in the sector - one that is booming after the pandemic!

https://wmc-cfb.ca

YOW Canada Inc.

An award-winning safety training provider, YOW Canada develops courses and materials to help Canadians with occupational health and safety compliance. Our list of bilingual online safety training courses includes WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Violence & Harassment, and more! With over 20 years of industry experience, we proudly offer fully trackable, user-friendly training courses and outstanding customer support. Visit our website for more info.

www.yowcanada.com

YOW Canada Inc.

Un fournisseur de formations en santé et sécurité primé, YOW Canada crée des formations et matériaux didactiques pour aider les Canadiens à se conformer aux exigences liées à la santé et sécurité au travail. Avec plus de 20 ans d’expériences dans ce domaine, nous sommes fiers d’offrir des formations entièrement traçables, conviviales ainsi qu’un service à la clientèle exceptionnel. Nos formations en ligne comprennent le SIMDUT, le Transport des marchandises dangereuses, et plus!

www.yowcanada.com


PAST CONFERENCE(S):
2022 VIRTUAL OCEA SPRING CONFERENCE: Pathways Forward ⇛ ⇛ ⇛  workshop presentations are available in the RESOURCES section.
2021 VIRTUAL OCEA SPRING CONFERENCE:
 PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCY: CHALLENGES AND CHANGE workshop presentations are available in the RESOURCES section.
NOTE: You must have a current membership and must be signed into your account in order to access the presentations.

 

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF OUR 2022 VIRTUAL OCEA SPRING CONFERENCE

Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Gap Year Association Inc.
Conestoga College
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)
Flashpoint Training
Hour Republic
Idéllo
Job Talks
Landscape Ontario
MTEL
myBlueprint
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)
TrainCan, Inc. / TrainCan Secondary School Learning Centre
Wood Manufacturing Council
YOW Canada Inc.