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This is the second edition of this special day. Kiosks were held in key public places in different cities, such as the Place du Couronne in Chicoutimi, the Jonquière and Arvida libraries, the Center Mario-Tremblay in Alma and the Services Québec offices in Roberval and Dolbeau-Mistassini.

“With this day, we want to reach people, not wait for them to join us. Sometimes it allows us to seed an idea or simply give information to a person, for them or their family or those around them. It's really about bringing us closer to the people,” notes Annie Brassard, regional coordinator for vocational training and business services for the Rives-du-Saguenay School Service Center (CSS).

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean offers more than 75 different professional development courses in its area.

Personalized advice

Career guidance counselors were on hand to inform interested parties about the range of 75 courses offered in the region.

They could provide a wide range of advice regarding academic prerequisites, find lost permanent codes or official transcripts in the event of a return to study, or even offer assistance with program registration. Last year, during the first edition, about fifteen people sent a request for registration on the spot from the kiosk.

Advisors could also use the opportunity of this day to present the new offered trainings that are added to the regional offer from year to year.

Part of DEP welding-assembly, AEP support for assistance services in health and social institutions as well as AEP in the construction sector in carpentry-carpentry, tinsmithing, driving construction machines in particular.

Ms. Brassard reminds that there are more and more paid courses. Other courses are also more practical. This is the case for the Welding and Machining programs.

“CFP has always been about hands-on learning, even if there has always been a bit of theory. Learning is increasingly taking place in the workplace. Sometimes it can be 20% of training, but also 50 to 60%.”

— Annie BrassardThe field of construction is experiencing several new programs.

Some courses are so popular that several groups are opened during the year. For example, Electric Vehicle Mechanics, which was held several times this year, as well as IT support and several construction courses. In the Pays-des-Bleuets, forest management is particularly popular with students from France.

The trends are very diverse. Computer graphics, interior design, barber and cooking programs are other examples of training that attracts its share of students. “The programs are really diverse,” Ms. Brassard recalls.

Those interested who missed the activity can always find information here. They can also register for a variety of courses between now and March 1, the date that closes the peak registration period for courses starting next fall.

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