Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal
Collège Boréal, in partnership with the French school boards in Northern and Central Southwestern Ontario, hosted the 2nd edition of COMIT – Challenge optimal des métiers, innovations et technologies, a skills competition for students.
The event allows francophone grade 11 and 12 students to show off their skills in one of the following fields: architecture, automotive mechanics, culinary arts, carpentry, hairstyling, electricity, esthetics, industrial design, and welding. According to the Ontario Government (April 2015), almost one in five new jobs in Ontario over this decade is expected to be in trades-related occupations.
The invitation was sent out to Ontario high schools this past fall and approximately 85 students from 13 schools signed up. COMIT allows students to gain experience prior to competing in the Skills Canada Regional Qualifying Competition. The Skills Canada Provincial Competition will be held in May 2017, in Toronto.
“Through this event, young Francophones have the opportunity to test their skills and explore the various career opportunities in a field of interest. I would like to thank the Boréal team as well as the school boards in Northern and Central Southwestern Ontario that helped ensure the success of this event.”
Daniel Giroux, President, Collège Boréal
“The expertise of skilled trades workers will always be needed. As part of this event, students have the opportunity to check out our specialized laboratories, explore the programs offered at Collège Boréal, and learn about the various career opportunities in trades and applied technology.”
Tina Montgomery, Dean of the School of Trades and Applied Research and the School of the Environment and Natural Resources, 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 services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. 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 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, 97% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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