Local art exhibit brings attention to Fanshawe’s dual credit program
CLINTON — Since 2012 Fanshawe College has been offering numerous programs at the REACH Huron centre in Clinton and ever since a strong partnership has been growing between the two.
Among the various programs that Fanshawe offers in Clinton is the dual credit program which allows students to take either college or apprenticeship courses while they are still in high school. As a result, students can earn credits towards both their high school diploma as well as a postsecondary education allowing for a smooth transition from high school to college or an apprenticeship program.
The overall success of the dual credit program was illustrated at the REACH centre last Tuesday during an art exhibit. At the special exhibit grade 11 and 12 students from St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School in Clinton, Goderich District Collegiate Institute in Goderich, South Huron District High School in Exeter and F.E. Madill in Wingham came together to present the work that they have produced thus far in the program which consisted of paintings and sculptures.
As Tory Eckstein, a dual credit teacher with the Avon Maitland District School Board states, the art exhibit allows the students an “opportunity to explore different mediums that they may not have used before.”
Jeff Piro, the pathways co-ordinator with the Avon Maitland District School Board, agrees and states that the art exhibit has allowed students an “opportunity to think differently.” “Every piece that they have created has a different story,” he says.
Tara Ostner, The Clinton News Record , January 21, 2015