The Passport to Higher Education program is a new add-on digital supplement to the existing Imagining My Sustainable Community program. Once students are introduced to green building careers through the Imagining My Sustainable Community program they begin to make inquiries as to how they can become involved in these professions later on in life. The digital Passport to Higher Education app provides participating students with the information required to pursue a career in one of the professions introduced to them during the four day design charrette process.
If for example students become inspired and interested in becoming an architect, engineer, landscape architect or city planner the information on what high school courses are require and what post secondary schools provide education in these professions will be provided in the Passport to Higher Education online app. This easy to use and easy to understand resource will allow students to start to plan their future educational goals. Graphically playful this online application will provide guidance to students as they continue to refine their educational goals in the green building sector. The Canadian Government has stated that the green building and tech industry sector will be a major growth area in our future economy. Preparing the next generation with the information on how to engage in this growing sector is critical to it’s success.