This section includes resources external to MEES and LEARN that have been vetted by teachers and consultants to ensure their relevance.
Heading for Success: This site provides information for youth about employment opportunities and careers offered that demand either high school vocational training or Cegep technical training. It includes an online inventory of vocational interests and students receive an electronic report on possible trades for them. Go to site Note: This MEES site is being re-vamped and launched in French first (as Emplois d'Avenir), with English version to follow.
Aptitude Test - Heading for Success: Go to site
InforouteFPT: In collaboration with Emploi Québec provides comprehensive information on Vocational and Technical Training (VTT). Go to site
Labour Market Information (Emploi Québec): Explore a trade; Find a training program; Find out about a sector of activity. Go to site
TOP 50 in vocational and technical training - Heading for Success): Features programs which meet the following criteria: lead to careers for which employment prospects in the next five years are good or very good; and higher registration needed to fill expected workforce needs. Go to site
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) promotes apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education. Careersintrades covers: "Why the Trades? What’s an Apprenticeship? Where do I start? Resources" and includes apprenticeship programs. Go to site
Skills/Compétences Canada (S/CC): The S/CC mission is "to encourage and support a coordinated Canadian approach to promoting skilled trades and technologies to youth." The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine key essential skills for the workplace. S/CC also conducts programs and holds competitions throughout the year. Go to site
National Skilled Trades and Technology Week (NSTTW) Skilled trade and technology careers are important for our economy and an excellent career path; this week-long event is to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technology in Canada. Go to site
National Occupational Classification (NOC): The NOC provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labour market. It gives statisticians, labour market analysts, career counselors, employers and individual job seekers a consistent way to collect data and describe and understand the nature of work. The NOC is used for defining and collecting statistics, managing information databases, analyzing labour market trends, and extracting practical career planning information. Go to site
Building your vocational intelligence: Special edition of Centrepiece and The GOAL Post, Fall, 2009. Go to site
ClicVoc: Vocational Training on the Island of Montreal: ClicVoc. Go to site
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