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Stage Spotlight on…Sylvain at MakerSpace North

Sometimes a work placement opportunity comes up that is so interesting and different, it’s hard to pass up. This is what happened to Sylvain at D’Arcy McGee High School in Gatineau.  MakerSpace North is a rental working space that helps the development of projects and supports local entrepreneurs, emerging start-ups, and small businesses. It is […]

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Summit School Stages

  The information in this article was submitted by Summit staff. The WOTP Community truly appreciates and values their contribution to WorkPress. Thank you for the inspiration!   Summit School is a private school in Montreal, Quebec, recognized and subsidized in the public interest by the Ministère de L’Education du Québec (MEQ). The language of […]

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WOTP 101: A Capsule Learning Series

    Welcome to WOTP 101: A Capsule Learning Series. This curated collection of videos is aimed at supporting new WOTP teachers, new to WOTP teachers, special education technicians, consultants, principals and other WOTP stakeholders. These videos will focus on the essential elements of the Work-Oriented Training Path in an effort to support the viewer […]

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Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Workplace

Youth with disabilities face significant challenges as they prepare for the transition from secondary education to adult employment. In Quebec, adults (15-64 years old) with developmental disabilities have the lowest employment rates compared to people with any other type of disability (Deslauriers, 2017). Furthermore, recent data also suggests that the unemployment rate may be higher […]

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Educaloi: Teaching Legal Life Skills

Educaloi: Teaching Legal Life Skills   Éducaloi explains the law to Quebecers in everyday language.  Workshops: A volunteer legal professional runs an interactive workshop in your classroom. Through debates, mock trials and more, students learn legal life skills and develop many competencies of the Quebec Education Program. Cost: free, depends on the availability of volunteer​ ​Guides: The guides […]

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Deadline to enter 2019-2020 CNESST contest is October 18, 2019.

The Commission des normes, de l’équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) has launched the Safety First Job contest for the 2019-2020 school year! As a part of its program for prevention education in schools, high school, vocational training or college students are invited to submit a project that promotes the awareness […]

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CNESST Grant Registration Deadline is November 15th!

Grants are available for CNESST classroom projects—if you register online before November 15th! In the WOTP, workplace safety education is a curriculum requirement not to be overlooked! Every autumn, many WOTP teachers register their work safety classroom projects online with the CNESST and receive a $300 grant in return. Eligibility Eligible projects encourage the active […]

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Workplace Training and Safety: Lessons from James Comey and Lake Milk

If one of our WOTP students caused a workplace accident, what would their “employer” say or do? Would the student be rebuked, or maybe even lose the work placement? How would you respond, as a teacher, job coach, principal or technician? Would the focus be on the student’s poor judgment, the potential safety issues, or […]

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Two New Semiskilled Trades

The Directory of Semiskilled Trades has recently been updated for 2017 – 2018, and two new Semiskilled Trades have been added: Moccasin Maker and Exterior Siding Cleaner. These additions offer several new competencies for Prework Training students to chose from and two new qualification opportunities for interested students in the Semiskilled Trades program.

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