Work-Oriented Training Path
The Québec Education Program (QEP) for Secondary Cycle Two includes a section on the Work-Oriented Training Path and its two learning options, Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade. Please note that the first four chapters of the QEP apply to all paths: the General Education Path, the Applied General Education Path and the Work-Oriented Training Path.
In the context of the diversification of learning paths offered to students, the Work-Oriented Training Path enables young people with learning difficulties to pursue their studies through adapted instruction in different contexts and to obtain certification through qualifying training that prepares them for the job market.
Remember that the QEP is a tool that teachers use every day to carry out their tasks. It is also an essential guide for school administrators, school staff and governing boards.
Information for the employer
Students enrolled in the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) are required to complete practicums in the workplace. As an employer, you can build a partnership with the school service centre or the school board in your region that offers the WOTP.
In addition to allowing you to engage socially in helping young people achieve their full potential, hosting a WOTP student intern helps you meet your recruitment needs in the context of a striking labour shortage. It also allows for you to claim provincial tax credit (in French only). A teacher supervisor contributes to the successful completion of the practicum, namely by supporting the student intern in the development of workplace competencies, attitudes and behaviours.
WOTP student interns are automatically registered with the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (in French only). School service centres and school boards plan for procedures in the case of accidents, since the student intern is considered an employee of their organization when completing a practicum under the WOTP.
If you are interested in hosting a WOTP student intern, please contact your local school service centre or school board.