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Skills For Success in Quebec’s English-language Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Sector

Project Overview

The Consortium has partnered with Concordia University’s Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovation in Teaching and Learning on a project focused on Skills for Success in Quebec’s English-language Post-secondary Education Sector.

Consortium member institutions each offer unique curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to develop their skills for success; each facing their own triumphs and challenges in this work.  

This project aims to create opportunities that bring key people together from all nine Consortium institutions to share, foster relationships, and identify areas for potential collaboration to advance students’ skills for success across Quebec’s English-speaking PSE institutions.  

Convenings in support of the Consortium’s Skills for Success Project

Skills Symposium November 9, 2023

On November 9th, 2023, the Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges, and Universities of Quebec and Concordia University’s Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovation in Teaching and Learning collaborated to host a successful one-day Skills Symposium. 

This groundbreaking event brought together just under 100 people working in Consortium member institutions and our partners, including students and some community and government stakeholders,  whose work centers around experiential and/or work integrated learning; internship and mentorship coordination; career planning and transition services; and future skills development.

This PSE Skills Symposium was successful in:

  • Fostering stronger relationships among the nine English-language CEGEPs, colleges and universities within the Consortium network;
  • Highlighting initiatives happening within Consortium-member institutions that have proven successful in supporting students to develop their Skills for Success;
  • Identifying best practices, opportunities, gaps, areas for collaboration, and resource sharing.

The Skills Symposium focused on the following themes:

  • French-second-language Learning/French language training for the workforce in Quebec
  • Innovative cross-sectoral, inter-institutional, and /or inter-regional collaborations
  • Strengthening the “Post-Secondary Education to Career” transition for English-speaking graduates in Quebec
  • Improving remote learning opportunities and regional access to skills development and employment services
  • Impactful mentorship programs

Feel free to explore the Skills for Success booklet and browse through event photos below.

Unlocking Potential 2023: Creating Opportunities for Quebec’s Workforce May 31-June 1, 2023

From May 31 to June 1, 2023, practitioners and stakeholders from Quebec’s government, post-secondary education, employability services and community sectors gathered at the Palais des congrès in Montreal for a two-day conference, entitled Unlocking Potential: Creating Opportunities for Quebec’s Workforce.

Hosted jointly by the Consortium of English-language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec, the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT), and the Regional Development Network (RDN), the conference explored the following questions:

  • How can the economic potential of Quebec’s English-speaking community be unlocked?
  • What kind of employment services need to be developed and offered?
  • How does the skills training ecosystem need to evolve to improve the English-speaking community’s employability?

LEARN MORE about the Unlocking Potential Conference (UP 2023) by clicking HERE.

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