Myths and Facts: What do you know about Adult & Vocational Education?
Myth or Fact
False. Almost 80%
False. Depending on the program, you need pre-requisites ranging from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5 English, French, or Math.
False. Graduates can continue their education in their vocation through continued training in Vocational or CEGEP-level courses.
False. With an ever-increasing demand for qualified skilled workers, students can move directly from the classroom to the workforce. The average weekly salary of our graduates is $695. Certain trades can average $900 a week. These salaries are comparable to a university graduate’s salary!
False. Programs are 100% tuition free for Quebec residents. Students pay only a registration fee (in some boards only), and the cost of books, materials. and/or tools.
False. Nation wide, 15% (2018 Statcan) of students aged 16 and 24 were enrolled in vocational education programs. In some centres it has averaged over 49% over the past 3 years!
True. Most centers’ have a Service to Business model and are constantly approached by companies to train their employees.
False. Most centres offer other programs like web development, starting a business, accounting and health assistance & nursing.
Teachers from industry, state of the art facilities, close to 100% job placement.
It’s time to change the paradigm about Adult and Vocational Education!