I’m not a student. I’m not a parent. I’m not an educator. So why do I still support the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), if it doesn’t seem to affect me?
I support the OSSTF because it does affect me. The education students receive today affects all of us in the future. These students are our future electricians, engineers, prime ministers and business owners; to name a few of the potential careers children aspire to pursue.
I am so thankful for the education I received. With the official launch of the OYAP mobile skilled trades trailer, it made me realize how lucky I was to have “tech studies” at KTTPS; a program that has since been cancelled. I received both career counselling and personal counselling through my high school. My fellow pupils who needed that extra bit of help to stay on top of their schoolwork received that, and they’re doing amazing things now. I had a world of opportunities to choose from after high school due completely to programs that are now being cut.