Collège Boréal Temiskaming campus and the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue join forces to offer training

Collège Boréal Temiskaming campus and the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue join forces to offer training

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Notre-Dame-du-Nord

The teams in both the Temiscaming campus of Collège Boréal and the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue (SAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer training to businesses and individuals on both sides of the Ontario-Quebec border. This is a first in the history of these institutions who both see numerous advantages to working together.

By joining forces, the two training organisations will be in a position to multiply recruitment strategies in order to increase their capacity to offer a variety of customized training options. Moreover, students in Quebec and Ontario will have access to both institutions’ state-of-the-art facilities. Since they both have a number of tools and resources in a variety of fields, they will be able to increase the types of available programs for all.

Both institutions will work together in order to promote their programs, recruit students,  develop course outlines and determine where and how the training will be delivered and how much students will pay for these courses.

Students from Ontario and Quebec may choose to take courses in person or by video-conference; both institutions have the equipment and are close enough to offer both these options.


“Collège Boréal is proud to establish a partnership with this sister institution. Working in collaboration represents an innovative way to increase access to training and take full advantage of the many resources we both have to better serve our respective clients.”

Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal

“Partnerships are essential for populations living in remote communities; it can actually be considered as a development tool. We are hopeful that this partnership with Collège Boréal will allow us to offer more training options, which will, in turn, improve the services we offer to the communities in our territory. ”

Marie Luce Bergeron, Director of the Centres de services de l’éducation des adultes et de la formation professionnelle, Centres Frères-Moffet et l’Envoi, Pavillons l’Horizon et Centrest.


Quick Facts

 About the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue

 Since 2008, the Commission scolaire du Lac-Témiscamingue and the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue (SAE) to meet the training needs of businesses, organisations and individuals in the Témiscamingue region.

This organisation, created by these two teaching institutions, aims to offer uniform services, including continuing education services, in order to develop skills required to succeed in the job market.

Offices for the Service de formation aux entreprises are located in the Centre Frère-Moffet, in Ville-Marie; general adult education and training programs are also offered in this location. Through the years, the SAE has met the needs of numerous businesses and individuals by offering professional training, both college based and specialized. All and all, the SAE aims to meet all the training needs of the entire territory it serves.

 About Collège Boréal

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

Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to postsecondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other postsecondary 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 four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 93.8% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

Associated Links

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

To learn more about the Service de formation aux entreprises du Témiscamingue, consult this website (in French only):



Jacqueline Gauthier

Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs

705-560-6673, ext. 2720

705-665-2662 (mobile)

Tanya Neveu

Development Officer

Centre Frère-Moffet, Ville-Marie


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