Arthur Voaden Secondary School is a popular destination for students in the St. Thomas area if they want to study trades before graduating. The school is well-known for offering excellent trade-training while giving children access to top facilities and art programmes as well.
At Arthur Voaden students have access to a full operational automotive department, a complete manufacturing department and a fully functional food services department.
It’s these excellent facilities that help prepare students for work at different companies upon graduation. It’s also these excellent facilities that have led to all sorts of partnerships with area businesses.
Arthur Voaden Secondary School has several cooperative education programs that work with local businesses. The school runs programs for the likes of the Canadian Forces reserve force among other businesses looking for access to highly trained students.
The school also offers a special degree known as the Ontario Technical Certificate that allows students to have more technically-focused training rather than the base academic training mandated under the OSSD.
Students that aren’t interested in academics as much and would rather receive a good technical education will be right at home at the Arthur Voaden Secondary School.
Voaden is known for offering a high-quality arts department with a well-regarded music programme and ample creative opportunities for students that are serious about their craft and about developing as an artist.
The school is also known for offering an excellent football programme and its Vikings Football team is known for being very good throughout the Ontario area. It’s coached currently by a former CFL player and has trained some excellent athletes in the past.
The Arthur Voaden Secondary School is part of the Thames Valley District School Board. It’s located at 41 Flora Street in St. Thomas and serves children all throughout the Southern District of the Thames Valley District School Board. It’s designated for children in grades 9-12 and accepts 705 children every year.
Arthur Voaden Secondary School is one of the top trade-focused secondary schools in the St. Thomas area with fully-functional facilities that help prepare students for various technical jobs after graduation.
Students that are interested in preparing for work at specific businesses can get automotive, food services and manufacturing experience while at Arthur Voaden and go straight into a good-paying job afterward.
Originally the school was known as Arthur Voaden Vocational School and it started off as a training school back in a time when secondary school was considered a privilege for only the white collar workers of the world.
The school was founded in 1926 and struggled during its early years, until World War II when the school began to do well by offering 12-week training courses about war work specifically.
The school also began offering war emergency classes. Over time the school shifted toward a traditional secondary school, though it still focuses on trade work.
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