One option, 2 diplomas, is what the four school boards of the Eastern Townships offer to students, who are invited to take one of 23 vocational training programs in addition to graduating from high school.
The president of the Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons, Yves Gilbert, thinks that this kind of project helps to get more manpower. “Because every young person has a place in the school system, our school boards are concerned with building on the strengths of students and offering them choices that will allow them to graduate and qualify for the job market. in sectors that are often in short supply, “he said in a press release.
Co-op students are being solicited by businesses, says Kandy Mackey, Executive Director of the Eastern Townships School Board. “While there is still work to be done, perceptions of vocational training are beginning to change. Our students are proud to study in our programs. Our graduates are so coveted by companies that people see how valuable their expertise is, “she said in the same release.
In addition to obtaining two diplomas, young people are often entitled to an internship in their profession within a company.