Training for a Semiskilled Trade

The one-year Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST) program provides focused training in the workplace leading to certification in a designated semiskilled trade, in addition to the opportunity for intensive academic study in the three core academic subjects: English Language Arts; Mathematics; and, French Second Language.

The sections below contain a rich variety of resources to support teachers in providing high-quality instruction adapted to the needs of their students. Under Teaching and Learning Tools you will find Learning and Evaluation Situations developed by Québec teachers specifically for the TST program, in addition to other locally-developed resources. For even more teaching resources, check out the recommended links under Curated Resources. Information about our vibrant WOTP Mentoring: Communities of Practice project is under Professional Learning; links to the official MEES Directory of Semiskilled Trades and curriculum documents can be found under MEES Resources; and, finally, don’t miss hearing directly from our students themselves through their compelling video testimonials.

WorkPress: WOTP Community News

The WorkPress: WOTP Community News blog/newsletter offers inspiring articles for teachers, technicians/job coaches, consultants, principals, and guidance counsellors teaching or supporting the PWT and TST programs in their schools.

WorkPress is published by DEEN-CREATE, in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Direction des services à la communauté anglophone, Services aux réseaux, and is funded by the MEES, through contributions from the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction. Go to site 

*Please report any broken links immediately to the website coordinator.
*For information about the WOTP please contact Marsha Gouett.

Teaching and Learning Tools

The resources below have been developed to align with the Québec Education Program (QEP) for Training for a Semiskilled Trade. Contributions can be found from a variety of educators across Québec: WOTP teachers, WOTP consultants and other members of the DEEN-CREATE Subcommittee, and the WOTP Project Development Officer. The QEP for Training for a Semiskilled Trade supports flexible pedagogy and differentiated instruction; teachers are encouraged to adapt or modify these resources to meet the needs of their students as required.

Languages

English Language Arts
Français langue seconde

  • ELA LES: Making Sense of Sex: Sex and Making Healthy Choices Download
  • ELA LES: How do Public Service Announcements Influence Us? Download
  • ELA LES: Math in the Real World: Road Trip Download
  • ELA LES: Persuasion 101 Download
  • ELA LES Propaganda 101 Download
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template (English) Download
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template (French) Download

Math, Science and Technology

Mathematics

  • Math LES: Gearing up for Summer Download
  • Math LES: My mobile Canteen Small Business Download
  • Math LES: Math in the Real World: Road Trip Download

Career Development

Preparation for the Job Market
Preparation for a Semiskilled Trade

  • Preparation for the Job Market Curriculum Map Download
  • PJM LES: My Portrait Download
  • Summary of the Directory of Semiskilled Trades Download
  • English list of semiskilled trades. Download 
  • French list of semiskilled trades. Download 
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template - English Download
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template - French Download

Evaluation Tools

Additional Resources

  • TST Subjects and Allocated Hours Download

Professional Learning (including WOTP Mentoring)

QPAT Annual Teacher's Convention 2018

November 8-9, 2018, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

WOTP: Making it Work!

This was an engaging and informative session facilitated by experienced WOTP teachers Patrick Cousins and Sandra Iacovozzi of Howard S. Billings High School, New Frontiers School Board. They shared their experience and lessons learned in building a strong and successful WOTP program, in addition to recommending some interesting classroom-tested teaching resources. Go to site 

Winter 2019: LCEEQ

 

Call for proposals Download

WOTP Mentoring Community of Practice 2018-2019

Day 3 (FSL): December 7, 2018. Location: Christmas Park Elementary School, 422 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4B7. Time 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register with your school board's WOTP consultant before Monday November 26, 2018.

Day 2: December 4, 2018. Location: Pearson Electrotechnology Centre, 5000 René-Huguet, Lachine QC H8T 1M7. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register with your school board's WOTP consultant before Thursday November 22, 2018.

Day 1: October 2, 2018

Agenda Download 

PPT Presentation Download 

WOTP 101, Ingrid Hove Gust Download 

"Teaching FSL in the WOTP Classroom," Marie Christine Plourde, ESSB Download 

Standing Desk Presentation, Billy Boudreau, Graeme Lachance,and Steve Greig, WQSB Download (might take a minute to download)

Standing Desk Handout Download 

Teacher Wellness: Dr. Gerry Weintraub & Dr. Elana Bloom, "Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Educators." Download 

Start, Stop, Continue Download 

Teacher Wellness Post Card Download 

Exit Card Feedback Download 

ARCHIVE: Refer to the lists below for available resources from previous years' mentoring days.

  • 2017-2018
    • Day Five: April 18, 2018
    • Agenda Download
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Living on Your Own—LES Download
    • MacKay Centre Entrepreneur Projects Download
    • Laval Senior Academy Bistro Download
    • Additional Website Links Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
    • Day Four: February 7, 2018
    • Agenda Download
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
    • Books That My Students Enjoy Reading Download
    • ELA Book Pass Feedback Download
    • Links and References Download
    • Day Three: October 12, 2017 for ELA teachers with Dr. Lynn Senecal, Coordinator of the Inclusive Schools Network.
    • Focused ESL Session Download
    • Day Two: October 10, 2017 for FSL teachers with Marc-Albert Paquette, FSL Consultant, LBPSB.
    • Focused FSL Session Download
    • Day One: September 25, 2017
    • Agenda Download
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
    • Day 1 Agenda Download
    • Day 1 Presentation Download
    • Day 1 Exit Card Feedback Download
    • Day 2 Agenda Download
    • Day 2 Presentation Download
    • Day 2 Chalk Talk Download
    • Day 2 Dyslexia and the Workplace Download
    • Day 2 Instructional, Environmental and Assessment Adaptations Download
    • Day 2 Learning Disabilities - Definitions and Characteristics Download
    • Day 2 Links to Documents about Special Education in Quebec Download
    • Day 2 Mental Illness in the Workplace Download
    • Day 2 Poem about Dyslexia Download
    • Day 2 Understanding Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities Download 
    • Day 2 Exit Card Feedback Download
    • Day 3 Agenda Download
    • Day 3 Presentation Download
    • Day 3 Emergent Themes from the Directory of Semiskilled Trades Download
    • Day 3 Exploring our Unique Attributes Download
    • Day 3 IWW Workplace Template with Example Download
    • Day 3 Exit Card Feedback Download
    • Day 4 Agenda Download
    • Day 4 Data on file - Dictionary of Terms Download
    • Day 4 End of Year Reflections and Suggestions Template Download
    • Day 4 Eveline Taylor Fakebook LES Download
    • Day 4 LINKS Coffeetable Book Project Download
    • Day 4 Preparing for the Workforce - Building a Digital Portfolio Download
    • Day 4 Supportive Teaching Strategies Download
    • Day 4 The Wall Construction Project Download
    • Classroom Connections Project - Presentation of the First Task Download
    • Classroom Connections Project - Letter of Introduction and Instructions for the First Task Download
    • Classroom Connections Project - Links to School Tour Videos Download
    • Differentiation Project - Outline Download
    • Differentiation Project - History of Learning Space Download
    • Differentiation Project - Book Descriptions Download
    • Differentiation Project - Student Investigation Chart Template & Examples Download
    • Differentiation Project - Student Investigation Charts with Resource Links Download
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
    • Day 1 Agenda Download
    • Day 1 Presentation Download
    • Day 2 Agenda Download
    • Day 3 Presentation Download
    • Day 3 A Brief Introduction to Differentiation Download
    • Day 3 The ABC's of Mental Health - Meeting the Needs Within a School Context Download

CDI Newsletter Archives

The Career Development and Work-Oriented Training Program Info (CDI) newsletter (2009-2014) targeted educators in POP, Explo, EN and WOTP. It helped keep educators connected with the anglophone education community, classroom pedagogy, technology, resources available, upcoming professional development opportunities, and so much more. 

The issues listed below make specific reference to WOTP. The complete CDI newsletter is available on the Career Development pages under Prefessional Learning. Go to site

Support Organizations 

ALDI (Advancing Learning in Differentiation and Inclusion) Go to site 

Centres of Excellence

Autism Spectrum Disorder Go to site 

Behaviour Management Go to site 

Inclusive Schools Network (Shapes of Mind) Go to site 

Mental Health Go to site 

Physically, Intellectually and Multi-Challenged Go to site 

Speech and Language Development Go to site 

Curated Resources

WOTP English Language Arts Download

WOTP French Second Language Download

WOTP Mathematics Download

Mental Health and Mindset Download

What is Well-Being? Post card from the Center of Excellence for Mental Health Download

Workplace Safety

  • Young People at Work (CNESST) Go to Site 
  • Risk Identification Tool: Occupational Health and Safety Management. CNESST 2016. Download 
  • Passport to Safety - setting the standard Go to site 
  • Le travail chez les jeunes au secondaire du Quebec. French only. This report from the Ministry of Health and Social Services presents research findings on secondary students who work part-time. Information on work-place injuries could be relevant in the context of WOTP work placements. (See pages 1, 8 and 9). Download
  • Live Safe! Work Smart! (Ontario) Go to site 
  • Work Safe. For Life. Worker's Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. Go to Site 

MEES Resources

Directory of Semiskilled Trades

Directory of Semiskilled Trades. Go to site

Répertoire des métiers semi-spécialisés Go to site 

Summary of the Directory of Semiskilled Trades 2017 - 2018* Download 
     *This summary document is intended as a convenient, quick reference tool. In all cases please consult the Directory of Semiskilled Trades link above. This summary is updated annually. 

TST Programs

WOTP Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade, Chapter 5 Go to site

Introduction to the QEP (common to all pathways), Chapters 1-4 Go to site

Program Documents by Subject Area

Frameworks for the Evaluation of Learning

Frameworks for the Evaluation of Learning Go to site

Other MEES Resources

Basic School Regulation (BSR or Régime pédagogique), Sections 23.3 to 23.5 Go to site

Guide to Organizing Practicums in the Workplace Download

Individualized Education Plans Go to site

Tax Credits for an On-the-Job Training Period Go to site

TST Student Testimonial Videos

In the testimonials below, students candidly share their personal stories about working and learning within the Training for a Semiskilled Trade program. Congratulations to Kevin and Jeremy for their honesty, maturity, perseverance and hard work! In addition to displaying these exceptional qualities, the students from Howard S. Billings High School also receive our admiration for their perfect comedic timing!

It is important to remember that each student’s work experience within the Training for a Semiskilled Trade program will be unique, based upon the opportunities available within the local community and the interests and abilities of the student.  Certification within Training for a Semiskilled Trade depends upon the mastery of all the competencies required to perform a specific Semiskilled Trade, as found in the MEES Directory of Semiskilled Trades.

Kevin Latraverse from Rosemere High School, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, 3rd Prize Winner, 2014-2015

Jeremy, First Prize Winner, 2013-2014

Justin Arthur-Adjei, Justin Agard, John Jr. Chilcott, Shane Mayer, Anthony Ojeda and Devin Mayo from Howard S. Billings High School, New Frontiers School Board, 2nd Prize Winner, 2014-2015

WOTP Consultants

WOTP Consultants

2018-2019

WOTP Project Development Officer
Ingrid Hove Gust

Central Quebec School Board
Jill Robinson and Marjolaine Quer

Cree School Board
George Oblin

Eastern Shores School Board
Guy Gallibois

Eastern Townships School Board
Marina Delis

English Montreal School Board
Travis Hall

Lester B. Pearson School Board
John Le Blanc

Littoral School Board
Jean-François Rodrigue

New Frontiers School Board
Tom Muirhead
Kara Johnstone

Riverside School Board
Louise Bourque

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Monic Farrell

Western Quebec School Board
Steve Greig