Boréal summer camp helps young francophones sharpen their skills!

Boréal summer camp helps young francophones sharpen their skills!

The campers of Collège Boréal’s 2017 Skills Ontario summer camp

For a second consecutive year, Collège Boréal welcomes francophone youth to its Sudbury campus as part of a Skills Ontario summer camp.

Held from July 31 to August 4, 2017, the camp is designed for kids entering grades 7 through 9 and aims to develop communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills via hands-on activities relevant to skilled trades.

The Skills Ontario summer camp program is offered across Ontario in partnership with colleges, industry, and community volunteers. Based on the schedule set by each host institution, participants take part in hands-on counselor and industry-led workshops in the construction, motive power, services, and technology sectors.


“Collège Boréal is proud to contribute to the success of an initiative that helps local francophone youth explore careers in the skilled trades. I wish to thank the members of our team who are committed to giving the campers an outstanding experience year after year.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

About Skills Ontario

Skills Ontario is building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce. We enable and empower all youth, including women and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) youth, to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, employers and mentors ensure our programs connect education, experience, and employment. We deliver in-school presentations across Ontario, host Canada’s largest skills competition, run summer camps for skills development and connect students to employers. We are focused on growth sectors such as construction and infrastructure, technology innovation, and hospitality services.

For more information on the Skills Ontario summer camp program, please see the Skills Ontario website.

About Collège Boréal

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of programs and services at six campuses and 37 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, as well as employment services. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 70 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed! Out of 24 Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, and graduate satisfaction rate in the province. Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!

To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at or follow us Facebook and Twitter.



Josée Campeau-Rousselle

Manager of Communications and Media Relations

705-560-6673, ext. 1235

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