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Work Oriented Training Path

Pinasuvvimuulingajunik Pigiursatitaunirmut Arqusiurniq

About the Work Oriented Training Path

The Work Oriented Training Pathway (WOTP) offers students two alternative pathways from the regular program. Both the Pre-Work Training (PWT) and Semi-Skilled Trade (TST) programs lead to a Quebec Ministry of Education (MEQ) certification, often bridging them directly to the workforce or towards vocational training, rather than CEGEP or other post-secondary education programs.

For more in-depth information, you can consult the draft version of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq WOTP Handbook for Administrators, Teachers and Employers. The finalized Handbook will be released when translation is available.

Here is a brief summary of the major differences between the two programs;

Pre-Work TrainingTraining for a Semi-Skilled Trade
Duration: 3-5 YearsDuration: 1 Year
Age of acceptance: 15 – 21Age of acceptance: 15 – 21
Objectives of the program:

Explore the job market

Learn a variety of work-related skills

Allow students to learn about themselves and their abilities

Develop student’s numeracy and literacy skills through project-based learning or in regular class
Objectives of the program:

Learn specific competencies and skills linked to a specific semi-skilled trade

Develop student’s numeracy and literacy skills through project-based learning and in regular sector classrooms

Develop competencies in Languages and Math at secondary 1.1 or 1.2 levels
Work Exploration:

Work placement is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged where available

Job Observation and research

Visiting different work places

Work Placement:

Work placement is a mandatory component to completion

375 hours of training

Work training must match a specific approved semi-skilled trade


Pre-Work Training Certificate (PWTC)

Training Certificate in a Semi-Skilled Trade (TCST)

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