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Work Oriented Training Pathways

 

Guidelines for the Work-Oriented Training Path

 

 

 

WOTP

  • Students must be age 15 by Sept. 30.
  • As per the Basic School Regulation: Students 14 years of age by Sept. 30 are not eligible for WOTP.
  • The minimum entry age is the same for both Semiskilled Trades and Prework Training.
  • 15 year olds are legally able to enter the workforce and participate in either WOTP program.

Prework Training

  • Is a three year program for students aged 15 and up.
  • Still working at an elementary level of competency in ELA and Mathematics.
  • Purpose is to provide a supportive and gradual transition into the workplace for students who will not complete a high school diploma.
  • Year I takes place exclusively in the school environment, and includes a course called Introduction to the World of Work. This course is designed to introduce students to practical work skills before they begin a stage, including safety rules, health and hygiene for the workplace, and basic skills such as chopping vegetables, washing dishes or making change.
  • Work placements begin in Year II (300 hours) and continue in Year III (600 hours). Prework stages may take place in school, in a sheltered workshop, or in a local business.

Prework students must master a total of 7 competencies drawn from any of the areas listed in the Directory of Semiskilled Trades: http://www1.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/metiers/index_en.asp

  • On the recommendation of the School Board, successful Prework Training students receive MELS certification in the form of a Prework Training Certificate.

Training for a Semiskilled Trade

  • Is a one year program for students aged 15 and up currently working at a Cycle I Secondary level of competency in ELA and Mathematics.
  • Program includes focused instruction in English, French and Math and 375 hours of work study.
  • Work placements must take place outside of school in a regular business setting.

Students must master ALL of the work competencies for their designated Semi-Skilled Trade, as outlined in the Directory of Semiskilled Trades: http://www1.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sections/metiers/index_en.asp

  • On the recommendation of the School Board, successful Semiskilled Trades students receive MELS certification in the form of a Training for a Semiskilled Trade Certificate, with specific mention of the trade.

Certification for either Prework or Semiskilled programs is based upon mastery of workplace competencies, and, for Semiskilled Trade students, upon successful completion of the Preparation for the Job Market Course. There are no minimum academic requirements for certification. Because the work placement is the cornerstone of the program, students and parents must be fully aware of the work placement requirements ahead of time.

 

Click the links below for .pdf on the programs:  

Training for a Semi Skilled Trade

 

Prework Training 

 

Learning Pathways in the Youth Sector

 

YouTube Videos:

Here is the YouTube Video from LBPSB Educational Services Department explaining the WOTP Prework

 

Here is the YouTube Video from LBPSB Educational Services Department explaining the WOTP Training for a Semiskilled Trade

 

Please contact your school administrator if you would like any further information on the WOTP program and/or the referral process.

 

 


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