The Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) is one of three educational pathways offered in Secondary Cycle Two, the other two being the General Education Path and the Applied General Education Path. If your son or daughter has been recommended for enrolment in the WOTP, rest assured that this opportunity will offer new and challenging ways for him or her to learn and grow.

Students in the WOTP focus on their own academic, personal and career goals, based upon their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Our students often find that the smaller class size and personal focus offers them the learning environment and support they need to enjoy learning and succeed at their own pace. Work placements, which are a required part of the program, teach marketable skills and encourage independence and responsibility.

The WOTP consists of two distinct learning programs: Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade. Click on the links below to learn more, and to watch video testimonials created by students successfully enrolled in the WOTP.

Prework Training (PWT)

Prework Training (PWT) is a three-year program designed for students who, at 15 years of age (or older), are progressing at an elementary level in their literacy and numeracy skills. The goal of PWT is to offer students a gradual and supportive transition into work and community life.

Academic work in the Prework Training program is graded using letter grades, as opposed to percentages, and the level of study is adapted to each student’s needs according to his/her IEP. All students must spend a significant portion of the second and third years of the program completing training at different work placements in the community. Specific work tasks to be learned are drawn from a variety of job titles in the Directory of Semiskilled Trades, developed by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur. For more information, visit the Directory of Semiskilled Trades.  Go to site 

Students who successfully complete the work placement requirements of the PWT program receive an official Prework Training Certificate (PWTC) from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, which attests to their overall employability skills.

Additionally, students who perform well both academically and in their work placements, have the opportunity to transition into the Training for a Semiskilled Trade program in the final year of the PWT program. 

PWT Student Testimonial Videos

WOTP students participated in a video contest that ran during two academic years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The theme was why "I love WOTP." View the PWT student testimonials through the link at the bottom of the PWT page. Go to PWT page

Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST)

Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST) is a one-year program designed for students who, at 15 years of age, are working at a Secondary Cycle One level in English Language Arts and Mathematics. 

The TST program offers students the opportunity to focus their academic efforts on the three core academic subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics and French Second Language, while at the same time training for a specific Semiskilled Trade. The work placement component of the program is compulsory. The experience students gain in the work force is an important part of the learning process and helps reinforce academic skills in a real-world context.

There are many semiskilled trades identified by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur offering a rich variety of job possibilities. For more information, visit the Directory of Semiskilled Trades Go to site 

Students who successfully complete the TST program will receive an official Training Certificate for a Semiskilled Trade (TCST) granted by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur. The TCST indicates the specific Semiskilled Trade in which the student received training.

Academic performance is graded using percentages in the same manner as in the General Education Path. Upon completion of the TST program, some students may choose to enter the work force, but all students are encouraged to consider continuing their academic studies. TST students retain the right to continue their education in the youth sector, or they may also choose to enter the adult education sector.

In addition, students who complete a TCST and satisfy certain conditions may be admitted into a limited number of identified Vocational Training programs. Please speak to the Guidance Counsellor at your son or daughter’s school to learn more. View vocational training information via Inforoute. Go to site 

TST Student Testimonial Videos

WOTP students participated in a video contest that ran during two academic years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The theme was why "I love WOTP." View the TST student testimonials through the link at the bottom of the TST page. Go to TST page