Transitions began as a pilot project between Holland College and the PEI Department of Education in the 2002/2003 school year. In its inaugural year, Transitions hosted 16 students from Bluefield Senior High School. The program has grown to take in over 80 students annually and partners with schools to offer programs in both Charlottetown and Summerside. Students can choose from a several rotations to explore their interests under the guidance of Transitions staff.
To give Prince Edward Island high school students the opportunity to make informed decisions about their post-secondary options
To reignite the learning process through student-centered, activity-based learning for students who may be disengaged in high school
To build student confidence and preparedness for the post-secondary world
Students attend college for half days for one semester
Students rotate through program clusters where they are exposed to more than 25 Holland College programs
Rotations are complemented by tours, guest speakers, volunteering, fundraising, presenting, and portfolio development
Every day is different: different instructors and different activities
Increases self-awareness and confidence
Students receive two high school credits and preferred status when applying to any Holland College program upon completion
Students are better prepared, as they are familiar with post-secondary environment and expectations
In the Holland College Charlottetown and Summerside campuses, Transitions students explore many different programs. For detailed information, explore the programs Holland College offers.