Collège Boréal bridging programs are back online for three new sessions
Integrating newcomers to the economy cannot wait until later. As the province of Ontario prepares scenarios to move communities out of confinement, Collège Boréal’s immigration programs and services continue their efforts to support the professional integration of newcomers, who are often more highly affected by the stoppage of wide sectors of the economy.
That is the goal of Boréal’s bridging programs, with three new sessions beginning June 1st. They are designed to unlock the value of professional experience gained abroad by helping students to learn how to adapt their skills to the Canadian job market and the local work culture.
The formula has already attracted more than 200 professionals in three areas of expertise: management and leadership; health; and supply chain management and logistics.
Distance delivery as an alternative model
Due to physical distancing, the three sessions offered this year will be provided online only, through virtual courses delivered in conditions similar to a classroom setting.
“The current situation has led us to rethink our delivery model for this year’s bridge training programs,” says Ammar Boulecane, acting head of Business Development Programs and Services at Collège Boréal. “Because we are already experienced in distance education, we were able to make the transition as we prepared the upcoming sessions while ensuring the vital quality of proximity, a hallmark of Collège Boréal that must be recreated even on a computer screen. For us, it is very important to have a group dynamic in these sessions.”
Collège Boréal’s bridging programs help to accelerate socio-economic integration. Students enrich their technical skills, complete an internship which gives them Canadian experience and obtain an attestation of college studies from a locally recognized institution, a guarantee of quality that employers seek.
The three programs are offered in the regions of Hamilton, London, Mississauga, Toronto and Windsor. Anyone who is interested can visit Collège Boréal’s I am a Newcomer web page or contact the Bridge Training Team at email@example.com. Two online information sessions will be offered on May 12th and 20th, 2020.
“Collège Boréal’s immigration programs and services provide essential support to newcomers and must continue despite the challenges we face in the fight against COVID-19. Our experience has shown us that the economic impact in terms of jobs for our program participants are very positive. That makes these programs even more vital in the context of the uncertain economic situation we will be facing in coming months.”
Baptiste Alain Bourquardez, director – Immigration Programs and Services
“I’ve seen that the program’s team is very committed, available to help us and able to adapt the program to our needs. My experience at Collège Boréal was excellent. I regularly recommend this program to my friends.”
Soufiane Ettarak, learner in the second cohort of Supply Chain Management and Logistics program
“My experience at Collège Boréal was excellent, rich in learning and new encounters. The program allowed me to build an excellent professional network and obtain the tools I needed to find a job in my field of expertise just three months after I arrived in Canada.”
Fedoua Zahraoui, learner in the second cohort of Supply Chain Management and Logistics program
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 communities throughout Ontario.
Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in seven campuses and 38 access centres located in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in two of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, and, for a fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.
To find out more about Collège Boréal’s programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For further information:
Ronan Le Guern
Manager – Communications and Media Relations
Tel.: 416-289-5130, ext. 5172