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    VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN QUEBEC

    The province of Quebec is a world leader in vocational training. These short-term training programs (1 to 2 years) are geared toward learning a trade related to the job market.

    Gouvernement du Québec

    Vocational training leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) issued by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur of Quebec (MEES)

    About Quebec education system

     

    École hôtelière de la Capitale, Commission scolaire de la Capitale

     

    144
    Vocational training programs
    Offered in 21 fields*

    187
    Vocation training centres
    In Quebec

    + 115 000
    students**

    * Source: Annual report 2018-2019 of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur of Quebec ** Source: MEES, TSEP, DGSRG, DIS *** Source: Graduation rate in College

    Learning through practice
    80% practice-based
    20% theory-based

    Gears toward a specific field
    through targeted learning and student internships

    Competency-based education
    that focus on the development of competencies rather than theoretical skills

    guided/led by teachers
    to help students meet individual outcomes

    Difference between vocational and technical training

     

    VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    TECHNICAL TRAINING

    Educational institutions

    Vocational training centres

    CEGEPs

    Public educational institutions*

    187

    48

    Programs

    144

    133

    Students (public institutions)

    115 000 +

    95 000 +

    Duration

    6 to 24 months

    3 years (6 semesters)

    Diploma

    Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

    Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

    Content of the program

    80% practice-based / 20% theory-based / no general education

    60% to 70% specific competencies / 30% to 40% general education

    Learning framework

    Competency-based education

    Competency-based education

    Graduation rate

    82 %**

    54.5% ***

    Examples of programs

     

    VOCATIONAL TAINING

    TECHNICAL TRAINING

    Metallurgical Technology

    Welding and Fitting

    Metallurgical Engineering Technology

    Mining and Site Operations

    Ore Extraction / Drilling and Blasting

    Mineral Technology

    Food Services and Tourism

    Profesional Cooking / Food and Beverage Services

    Hotel Reception

    Restaurant Management

    Hotel Management

    Buildings and Public Works

    Masonry: Bricklaying / Carpentry Plumbing and Heating Refrigeration

    Building Systems Engineering Technology

    Motorized Equipment Maintenance

    Automobile Mechanics

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