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ERIC Number: ED361045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-19
Pages: 14
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Customized Training for Business and Industry: The Quebec College Experience. Notes for an Address.
Bourgeois, Charles S.; Gauvreau, Rejean
College Edouard-Monpetit (CEM) is the largest French-language college in Quebec. Its student body consists of 4,000 full-time students in pre-university programs, 3,000 full-time students in technical programs, and 11,500 part-time students in continuing education. CEM has two main campuses, offering four pre-university and 15 technical programs, a Business Resource Center, and a Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing Training Center. A true community college, CEM provides a variety of services to the surrounding region, including a sports center, library, dental hygiene and eye care clinics, and a center for performing arts. The college has been active in cooperative training and consulting activities with various international organizations and institutions in such countries as Cameroon, Senegal, India, China, and South East Asia. The continuing education department of the Longueuil Campus offers both credit and non-credit pre-university and technical programs. Three of the colleges most recent projects are: (1) involvement in the Canadian Network for Total Quality, designed to help Canadian business become more competitive on international markets; (2) a competency-based training program for Bell Canada's network managers; and (3) a province-wide training network of 13 colleges which offers microcomputer services and training. The National Institute of Aeronautics (NIA) is CEM's second main campus, and one of 12 Canadian institutes of technology that offer training programs in aerospace and aeronautics. NIA offers three full programs in aviation technology: Avionics, Aircraft Maintenance, and Aircraft Construction. NIA's continuing education department offers both credit and non-credit aeronautics programs, and services such as consulting and quality accreditation. An introductory section covers the state of the Canadian economy, provides an overview of Quebec's educational system, describes the province's college network and its most distinctive features, and explains the organization of college-level education. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada