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. Hear it directly from students enrolled in WOTP in the testimonial videos below.
Students in the WOTP focus on their academic, personal and career goals, which are based upon their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). WOTP students often find that the smaller class size and personal focus offers them the opportunity to achieve success and enjoy learning in ways that previously did not seem possible for them.
The WOTP consists of two distinct learning programs: Prework Training and Training for a Semiskilled Trade.
Prework Training (PWT)
The PWT program is a three-year program designed for students who, at 15 years of age, are progressing at an elementary level in their literacy and numeracy skills.
The PWT program offers a gradual and supportive transition into work and community life.
Students spend a significant portion of the second and third years of the program training at a variety of work experiences in the community. 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 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 employability skills, as well as a competency report provided by the school.Additionally, some students may have the opportunity to transition into the Training for a Semiskilled Trade program in the final year of the PWT program.
Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST)
The TST program is a one-year program designed for students who, at 15 years of age, continue to work at a Secondary Cycle One level in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
The TST program offers students the opportunity to focus exclusively on improving their English Language Arts, Mathematics and French Second Language skills, while at the same time training for a specific semiskilled trade. 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 as well as a competency report provided by the school. The TCST indicates the specific semiskilled trade in which the student received training.
Upon completion of the TST program, students are encouraged to consider the following options:
-Continue to pursue their studies at their community high school.
-Transition into Adult Education.
-Enter the workforce.
In addition, students who complete a TCST and satisfy certain conditions may be admitted into a limited number of identified Vocational Training programs.
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Student Testimonial Videos
In the testimonials below, students from across Quebec candidly share their personal stories about working and learning within the Prework Training program. Congratulations to each of the students for their thoughtful reflections, perseverance and hard work!
These testimonials showcase a wide range of work placements and educational opportunities. It is important to remember that each student’s work experience within Prework Training will be unique, based upon the opportunities available within the local community and the interests and abilities of the student. Certification within Prework Training depends upon the mastery of seven individual competencies drawn from any job title found in the official MEES Directory of Semiskilled Trades.