This educational pathway is unique because it is practical in nature and its main objective is preparation for the job market. It gives students the opportunity to experience success in different contexts through adapted instruction. The aim of the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) is to help students construct their occupational identity, adopt behaviours and attitudes required in the workplace and foster their gradual integration into the work force, by offering them the opportunity to develop work related competencies in actual work settings. Students must be at least 15 years of age on September 30th. This pathway is available in all of our secondary schools.
This pathway has two different programs: Prework Training, and Training for a Semiskilled Trade.
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This is a three year program designed for students who have not met the requirements of Elementary End-of-Cycle 3 English and Mathematics.
This training helps students to progress at their own pace in a variety of subjects while preparing them to carry out their roles as adults, citizens and workers. During the first year of the program, students receive practical training within the school setting. The following two years involve a combination of school and workplace training. The student can achieve specific competencies related to different semiskilled trades.
Upon successful completion, students receive a Prework Training certificate from the Ministère de l’Éducation (MEQ).
Training for a Semiskilled trade
This is a one year program intended for students who have met the requirements of Elementary End-of-Cycle 3 English and Mathematics, but who have not met the requirements of Secondary Cycle 1, English and Mathematics.
Students work towards completing the requirements of Secondary Cycle 1 programs in English, French and Mathematics, at the same time as developing the specific competencies for one semiskilled trade. Students spend approximately half of the school year in school with the other half spent acquiring these work competencies in one specific trade.
Upon successful completion, students receive a Semiskilled Trade Certificate with the specific trade indicated, from the Ministère de l’Éducation (MEQ).
Resources and References
- Work-Oriented Training Path – Ministry Document
- Video Capsule on WOTP
- Prework Training – LEARN Quebec
- Prework Subjects and Competencies – Document by LEARN Quebec
- Training for a Semiskilled Trade – Document by LEARN Quebec
- Training for Semiskilled Trade a Subjects and Competencies – Document by LEARN Quebec
- Website of Western Québec’s Special Education Advisory Committee