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Conference aims to build bridges with industry representatives

 Jean Lortie
Jean Lortie
Montreal - Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Provincial Organization of Continuing Education Directors, English (PROCEDE)  will hold a conference at St. Pius X Career Centre (9955 Papineau) in Ahuntsic on Friday, November 10.

PROCEDE was established in 1976 and supports the development and delivery of adult, vocational and service to business training to Quebec’s nine English-language school boards.

The objective of the conference is to assist member boards build bridges with industry representatives with whom the English boards have not historically built partnerships. It falls in line with the provincial government’s recent announcements to modernize vocational training  and to intensify efforts to meet the labor shortages in various sectors including in the construction trades.

Representatives from the following organizations will be present:  Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT); Comité sectoriel de  main-d’oeuvre (CSMO); Fédération des centres  de services scolaires du Québec (FCSSQ); commissions scolaires anglophones du Québec (CS anglophones); Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec (MEQ); Comité consultatif québécois des personnes d’expression anglaise (CCQEA); the Provincial employment roundtable (PERT); Centre de services scolaires du Québec (CSS); Société de formation à distance (SOFAD); Centre d’élaboration des moyens d’enseignement du Québec (CEMEQ).

The program will go from 9 am to 2:45 pm. CPMT President Jean Lortie will address the conference at 9:30 am and present some of the strategic issues facing the labor market, such as productivity, the green transition and digital transformation, to name but a few, while illustrating the ecosystem in which we all work together.

Stated EMSB Director General Nick Katalifos: “We are pleased to be hosting such an important conference. Building bridges like these with partners from our ecosystem is an important objective for all nine English language school boards in the province.”



Charbel Mourad 
Directeur des services aux entreprises
Responsable des attestations d’études professionnelles
Commissions scolaires anglophones, PROCEDE    

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