College students will likely be paid to finish coaching within the discipline of commercial mechanics

The Amos-based school wants to form the first cohort this fall.

He is currently recruiting to find 16 students who will be able to work as mechanics in factories such as sawmills, paper mills and mines. The two-year course begins on September 12.

This paid training is possible thanks to the association with the Commission of labor market partners and companies from all over the region.

Harricana Vocational Training Center in Amos.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Martin Guindon

CFP Harricana has already used this program for two other training programs leading to obtaining professional diplomas (DVS) in forestry and the operation of production facilities.

The peculiarity of this program is that from the first day of training, whether theoretical or practical, the student must be connected with the company. The company has to employ him, so the procedure is the same as for normal work. The student goes for an interview. We’re going to check if he has school prerequisites. If the company employs him, he is paid for the entire period of his training, theoretical or practical, ie at school or in the company. He receives a salary from the company and the CPMT pays part of his salary to the companyexplains Luc Mercier, business training consultant at CFP Harricana.

Facilitate recruitment

In addition to paying during their studies, students have free access to teaching materials thanks to the subsidy. Those who come from outside are staying at Le Faisceau d’Amos free of charge.

This way of doing things is designed to make it easier to recruit for this training, as CFP Harricana faces the consequences of labor shortages, as does industry. If ten years ago the Department of Industrial Mechanics attracted about sixty students, now it is trying to find about fifteen.

We have a very, very big demand. The students in this year’s group end up there and everyone is guaranteed a job before leaving school. And we have a lot, a lot of business phones that want mechanics. By doing such a program, it allows us to find another clientele. That is, people who already work, but would like to reorient themselves, except that they have a car and duties. They can’t leave their jobs and come to schoolpoints out Luc Mercier.

$ 7,500 study scholarships

Students who wish to pursue a career as beneficiaries can also receive a $ 7,500 scholarship by registering for DEP in personal assistance at home.

A student lying on a hospital bed holding the recipient's hand.

Students to assist a person in facilities and home education (participants in the beneficiaries) offered at the Vocational Training Center in Harricane.

Photo: Courtesy: Harricana Vocational Training Center

This nine-month training begins on August 23 in Amos and Val-d’Or.

The training allows you to work in everything related to the hospital network, CHSLD and private residences for the elderly. However, in order to receive the $ 7,500 scholarship, you must first complete the selection process with the CISSS de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The person must agree to receive the training and then work for CISSS for one yearexplains Thierry Dubuc, educational and professional information consultant at CFP Harricana.

This $ 7,500 scholarship program was established in 2019. It should not be confused with the 375-hour Certificate of Vocational Studies for rapid training of CHSLD participants, which began during the pandemic.

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