The Oshawa Generals do more than just provide a young hockey player with a place to excel as a player – they also provide him with all the tools he needs to succeed in the classroom.
When a player joins the Oshawa Generals family, it’s made clear to him that while hockey is important, getting an education in the classroom will help him excel during and after his career in hockey.
We expect all of our players to be in school, and do everything we can to ensure they get a quality education during their time in the OHL. A strong educational foundation is the base of being a successful member of the Oshawa Generals.
Players drafted into the Generals organization have all of their school costs covered while they are playing in the Ontario Hockey League, or in the Generals system. Should they not sign a professional contract in hockey, they will have their costs of getting a post-secondary education paid for by the club once their junior hockey careers are over.
The Generals make sure all of their players are registered in school and those that are in high school all attend the same school. The club also has an Educational Consultant available to assist them with any schooling needs, and the team does everything it can to assists players in keeping up with their studies off the ice.
The OHL schedule is now nearly 90 percent on the weekend and Oshawa’s travel schedule is an excellent one, with only a few overnight trips in the entire season. Practices are scheduled after school hours during the week.
Education should be a priority in everyone’s life and that includes when a player is in the OHL. We intend to make sure that’s the case with the Generals Organization.
As of September 2015, the Oshawa Generals high school-aged players attend Maxwell Heights Secondary School in Oshawa.
Maxwell Heights is the newest high school in the city of Oshawa. It offers a fresh and inviting educational experience to all of its students. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and innovative resources that support student success and education for all.
At Maxwell Heights, players will be able to have a similar school experience as other students. The players will divide their time between their academic timetables and their busy hockey schedules to ensure education is a priority.
Click here to visit the Maxwell Heights SS website.
Post Secondary Education
In the Durham Region, the Generals are privileged to have two great post secondary school options at our fingertips. With Durham College and Ontario Tech having campus locations close by, it provides our players easy access to continue their education in a post secondary institution.
Durham College’s goal is to prepare you to find rewarding employment. Their expert faculty with extensive industry experience and leading educational resources, alumni go on to successful careers in their chosen field.
They also offer a variety of diploma to degree options through agreements with universities in Ontario and around the world, enabling you to:
- Pursue a university degree in less than the traditional amount of time
- Earn your degree without having to repeat select courses since pathway programs give credit for college study that can be used toward university credit
Ontario Tech University
Ontario Tech University’s innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.
Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, community/public health, to name just a few. The university’s unique and technology-rich teaching and learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At Ontario Tech University, the possibilities are endless.