The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been recognized for providing meaningful learning opportunities to secondary school students.
The OPP is one of several organizations to earn the Passport to Prosperity Ontario Employer designation by the Ontario Ministry of Education, for helping students throughout the province prepare for their future.
Each year the OPP works with schools and school boards across the province, engaging students through classroom visits, career talks, job fairs, workplace tours and cooperative education.
The OPP believes that it is important to match strengths with career goals, and encourages young people to gain the knowledge and education they will need to succeed in the workplace.
As one of North America’s largest deployed policing agencies, the OPP continues to search for progressive and innovative ways to reach out within communities in Ontario to recruit, train and retain young workers.
Many organizations in Ontario who place the education of young people as a priority include nursing homes, health care facilities, building supply outlets, and other police agencies.
For a complete list of the organizations being honoured for the 2011 Passport to Prosperity Ontario Employer designations, go to http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/job/passport/designate.html