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 MEQ Directory of Semiskilled Trades and curriculum documents can be found under MEQ 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.  Go to site 

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WorkPress* is published by DEEN-CREATE, in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), Direction du soutien au réseau éducatif anglophone (DSREA), and is funded by the MEQ contributions from the Canada-Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.

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 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.

 TST Placemat Download 

Languages

English Language Arts
Français langue seconde

  • English Language Arts (ELA)

  • 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
     
  • Français langue seconde (FLS)

  •  FLS Oral Activities Go to page  
    This global simulation game was developed by consultants, teachers and MEQ representatives specifically to help WOTP students communicate orally in everyday situations and on the job. The section "Fondements" provides background information and references to the WOTP FLS programs and to the Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECRL). The next section explains how to set up the game, and the final section provides 22 activities.
     
  • Additional Tools

  • 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

  • The two documents below are handy overviews of the Career Development programs: Preparation for the Job Market and Preparation for a Semiskilled Trade. Each document lists the program competencies, the key features and learning targets of the competencies, and the evaluation criteria. As well, program content (concepts and strategies) and resources are summarized in easy-to-read charts. These documents may prove helpful at report card time!
    Preparation for the Job Market Overview Download 
    Preparation for a Semiskilled Trade Overview Download 
     TST Sample Training Plan Download 
     
  • Preparation for the Job Market (PJM)

  • Preparation for the Job Market Curriculum Map Download
  • PJM LES: My Portrait Download
     
  • Additional Resources

  •  Summary of the Directory of Semiskilled Trades 2020-2021 Download  *Note: This “Summary” is not an official document. The MEQ online version is the only up-to-date and official Directory of Semiskilled Trades. In the event of any discrepancies, the online Directory will be the final word. This summary is updated annually.
  •  English list of semiskilled trades. Download 
  •  French list of semiskilled trades. Download 
  • Career Development Projects and Resources 2014-2021 Download 
    Over the years at WOTP Mentoring Community of Practice sessions, many teachers have shared projects they have worked on with their students. This chart was compiled so that all these great ideas and resources are easy to find and in one location. Look no further if you need inspiration, motivation, and ideas for your next hands-on project.
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template - English Download
  • WHMIS Pictograms Template - French Download

Evaluation Tools

Administrative Resources

This page offers resources for administrators of the Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST) Program.

 Work-Oriented Training Path Guide for Administrators Download 

TST Subjects and Allocated Hours Download

TST Referral Form Download 

Message for parents Go to site  

Professional Learning (including WOTP Mentoring)

WOTP Mentoring Community of Practice 2020-2021

Session 5: April 29, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation Download 
Exit Card Feedback Download 

Session 4: March 11, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation Download 

Session 3: January 28, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation Download 
Exit Card Feedback Download 

Session 2: December 15, 2020
PowerPoint Presentation Download 
Summary *NOTE: The information contained in this summary regarding WOTP work placements and certification in the context of the pandemic is in effect as of December 15, 2020, and is subject to change pending further announcements/updates from the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec. Download 
Exit Card Feedback Download 

Session 1: November 17, 2020
PowerPoint Presentation Download 
Exit Card Feedback Download 

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

Career Development Projects and Resources 2014-2021 Download 
Over the years at WOTP Mentoring Community of Practice sessions, many teachers have shared projects they have worked on with their students. This chart was compiled so that all these great ideas and resources are easy to find and in one location. Look no further if you need inspiration, motivation, and ideas for your next hands-on project.

  • 2019-2020
  • WOTP Mentoring Project Financial Guidelines: 2019-2020 Information for teachers for claiming travel expenses Download 
  • Day 4: End-of-Year Evaluation and Reporting for WOTP 2019-2020 (Online Session): June 18, 2020.
  • PowerPoint Presentation Download 
  • Zoom Recording View 
  • Day 3: Quarantine Edition (Online Session): April 24, 2020
  • Agenda Download 
  • Zoom Recording View
  • Exit Card Feedback Download 
  • Day 2: November 27, 2019
  • Agenda Download  
  • Powerpoint Presentation Download  (This is a large file and may take a few moments to download)
  • Annexe VII Passerelle CFMS-DEP 2019-2020 Download  
  • Gold Standard PBL Essential v2019 Download  
  • Gold Standard PBL Teaching v2019 Download  
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action 62-65 Download  
  • TRC Resources Download  
  • WOTP and the Five pursuits Download  
  • Job Coaching Infographic ASD Download  
  • Job Coaching 2 Infographic ASD Download  
  • Employment Practices Infographic Download  
  • Resources for Supporting Students with ASD in the Workplace Download  
  • Exit Card Feedback Download  
  • Day 1: October 3, 2019.
  • Agenda Download 
  • PowerPoint Presentation Download 
  • Portrait D'Ensemble, 2018-19 Download 
  • Annexe VII, Passerelle CFMS-DEP, 2019-20 Download 
  • WOTP Basics Download 
  • FSL: Guide pour l'enseignement du francais langue seconde ausecondaire Download 
  • Skateboards and Tofu Download 
  • Stop Motion Animation Project, Joliette High School Download 
  • Serving all Student Needs Download 
  • Exit Card Feedback Download 
  • 2018-2019
  • Day 4: April 10, 2019.
  • Agenda Download 
  • Powerpoint Presentation Download 
  • Gail Bernstein, PowerPoint for LINKS Elixirs Download 
  • Gerry Weintraub and Elana Bloom, Cracking the Survival code Download 
  • Exit Card Feedback Download 
  • Day 3: FSL Focus: December 7, 2018 
  • Agenda, with links to resources. Download 
  • Day 2: December 4, 2018
  • Agenda Download 
  • PowerPoint Presentation Download 
  • Resource Table Reference List Download 
  • Mini Farm and Smoothie Shop: Successful Entrepreneurship Projects (Ormilla Seecharran and Katie Shea) Download 
  • Making It Work: Five Pillars for Building a Successful WOTP Program and Resource Suggestions (Patrick Cousins and Sanda Iacovozzi) Download 
  • Patrick and Sandra's Resource List Download 
  • Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Projects Built on WE Resources and Activities (Amy Campbell) Download 
  • LINKS Workplace Safety Rap (Gail Bernstein) Download 
  • Gail's Work Placement Journal Download 
  • Exit Card Feedback Download 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Incorporating Attitudes and Behaviours, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download 
  • Report Card Behaviours, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download 
  • Report Card Example, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download 
  • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • 2016-2017
  • Day 1 Agenda Download
  • Day 1 Presentation Download
  • Day 1 Simple is not Simplistic Download 
  • Day 1 Exit Card Download
  • Day 2 Information Document Download 
  • Day 2 Comprehesive Guide to Making in the Classroom Download
  • Day 2 Exit Card Download 
  • Day 3 Agenda Download 
  • Day 3 Presentation Download
  • Day 3 Exit Card Download
  • Day 4 Agenda Download 
  • Day 4 Presentation Download 
  • Day 4 Exit Card Download 
  • 2015-2016
  • Day 3 Group Member Rubric (Excel Doc) Download
  • Day 3 Integrating Technology in the WOTP Classroom Download
  • Day 3 Integrating Technology Handout Download
  • Day 3 Fun with Maps Download 
  • Day 3 Presentation Download
  • Day 3 Agenda Download 
  • Day 2 Exit Card Download
  • Day 2 Using Picture Books in the WOTP Classroom Download 
  • Day 2 Picture Books in the WOTP Classroom Download 
  • Day 2 Presentation Download 
  • Day 2 Agenda Download 
  • Day 1 Evaluation Toolkit (Word Doc) Download 
  • Day 1 Evaluation Toolkit (PDF) Download
  • Day 1 Exit Card Download 
  • Day 1 Presentation Download 
  • Day 1 Agenda Download 
  • 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
  • Day 1 Agenda Download
  • Day 1 Presentation Download
  • Day 1 TEVA Presentation Download
  • Day 1 Participant Feedback Download
  • Day 2 Agenda Download
  • Day 2 Presentation Download
  • Day 2 Participant Feedback Download
  • Day 3 Agenda Download
  • Day 3 Participant Feedback Download
  • Day 4 Agenda Download
  • Day 4 Presentation Download
  • Day 4 Maple Syrup Activity Download
  • Day 4 Participant Feedback Download
  • Day 4 Exit Card Feedback Download
  • 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

LCEEQ 13th Annual Conference, February 7-8, 2022

 

 

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LCEEQ Conference 2022, "The Reflective Practioner" will provide the opportunity for reflection and collegial exchange on a number of issues including: a deeper understanding of learning, how the curriculum should enhance such, the role of assessment, equity, and diversity, optimizing technology, and the importance of health and well-being for all. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2021.Go to site 

QPAT October 14 & 15, 2021

 

 

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An evening with Margaret Atwood
Preliminary list of confirmed workshops available. Check the QPAT site for further details. Go to site 

 

QPAT October 15 & 16, 2020: Webinars

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Keynote: Hayley Wickenheiser
Rosemary Sadlier: 2020 How to create a clear vision for the future
Julien Deck: Stress and anxiety over Covid-19 is normal
EdTechTeam Canada: Best Practices for Learning and Teaching Online

LCEEQ 12th Annual Conference, February 2021 – Online

If there was one thing we learned, it was that we need to be more sensitive to what is happening around the world and that our students at all levels need to develop a world view. LCEEQ had decided prior to the Covid-19 shutdown to focus on the theme, “Global Commitment Through Local Action” given that many of our members were moving in that direction.

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LCEEQ Math Institute - Summer 2020

The program could potentially be of interest to TST Math teachers as the TST Math curriculum is identical to that of Secondary Cycle One. For more information and eligibility criteria, Go to site 

LCEEQ 12th Annual Conference, February 2020

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QPAT Annual Teacher's Convention 2019: WOTP Presentation, It's Never Too Late to Intervene!

This presentation by Jennifer Abrantes (Laval Senior High School, SWLSB) and Joanna McKay (WOTP Project Development Officer) delves into "research-based interventions for adolescent struggling readers." Download 

Information Session: Implementing the Bridge from Training for a Semiskilled Trade (WOTP) to Vocational Training: MEES Criteria and Special Funding

June 12, 2019 Resources

  • Agenda Download 
  • PowerPoint Presentation Download  (large file may take time to open)
  • Secondary Cycle II QEP Pathways Chart Download  
  •  List of Semiskilled Trades, 2020-21 Download 
  • Info/Sanction 18-19-44: Adaptation measures in VT (June 2019) Download 
  • Annotated Reference List Download 
  • Exit Card Feedback Download 
  •  Annexe VII Passerelle CFMS – DEP, 2020-21 Download 

QPAT Annual Teacher's Convention 2018: WOTP Presentation, 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. Presentation Download . Resource List 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 CD newsletter archives is available on the Career Development pages under Professional 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

Curated resources are helpful, vetted, external resouces (not developed by LEARN, our teaching community, or MEQ). Please click here to report any broken links.

WOTP Online Resources

2019-20 Online Resources PDF Download 

Languages

English Language Arts
Français langue seconde

  • English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Literacy Today
    Literacy Today is a website designed for English Language Arts teachers in Quebec. The site includes project ideas for incorporating video, photography, comic books and picture books appropriate for all ages into your ELA classroom, in addition to a section on Differentiation. Go to site  
  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense Media is an independent, nonprofit organization (U.S. based) dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. The website offers tool kits, videos and other resources for teachers, parents and students related to media literacy, digital citizenship, and educational technology. Go to site  
  • Khan Academy: The Art of Storytelling
    What makes a story great? What makes someone a good storyteller? Storytelling is something we all do naturally, starting at a young age, but there’s a difference between good storytelling and great storytelling. The Kahn Academy and Pixar collaborated on The Art of Storytelling, which includes structured activities and engaging videos to help your students find their own unique storytelling voice. Lessons 1 to 3 can apply to all types of storytelling; Lessons 4 to 6 are tailored to making movies: Lesson 1: We are all storytellers; Lesson 2: Character; Lesson 3: Story structure; Lesson 4: Visual language; Lesson 5: Film grammar; and, Lesson 6: Storyboard your film.  Go to site  
  • Shapes of Mind
    Shapes of Mind is the website of the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN), led by Dr. Lynn Senecal. ISN emphasizes developmental (continuum-based) approaches to teaching/learning – those that promote high standards in today’s diverse classes. A key premise of ISN is that all students are members of the academic community, and benefit from rich learning experiences. Go to site  
  • Français langue seconde (FLS)

  • Portfolio scolaire des langues
    During the 2017-2018 school year, as part of the overall WOTP Mentoring: Communities of Practice project, interested WOTP Français langue seconde teachers will come together to collaborate on implementing a school-based language portfolio to help situate and support our very diverse language learners. The WOTP Mentoring Project expresses its gratitude to Lester B. Pearson School Board FLS Consultant, Marc-Albert Paquette, for his leadership and support in this initiative. Merci beaucoup MAP! The portfolio is based upon Le Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECRL). The following link will take you to more detailed information about the portfolio and its use: Go to site  
  • Travailleur avisé, travailleur en santé!
    Ressources pour les élèves ayant des besoins d’apprentissage particuliers. Sept leçons de base sur la santé et la sécurity. Go to site  
  • Université de Québec á Trois-Rivières
    Textes et narrations: français langue étrangère Vous y trouverez plus de 60 fiches de lecture, accompagnées des narrations en format MP3. Ces fiches ont été conçues pour des apprenants adultes en français langue étrangère. Elles s’adressent particulièrement á des apprenants de niveau débutant. Go to site  
  • Se donner le mot
    «Christopher Hall et Pierre Verville vous entraînent dans leur monde rocambolesque à la découverte des expressions idiomatiques. Se donner le mot, c'est l'apprentissage du français à l’aide de 52 expressions idiomatiques. C'est l'outil par excellence pour faire des découvertes linguistiques dans un cadre créatif, interactif et ludique.» Go to site  

Math, Science and Technology

Mathematics

  • Gap Closing Mathematics
    This Ontario Education website offers Gap Closing math resources developed by Dr. Marian Small. They are “designed for students who need additional support in mathematics. For each topic in the resource, there is a diagnostic and a set of intervention materials. Diagnostics are designed to uncover the typical problems students have with a specific topic.” Go to site  
  • Three-Act Math
    Dan Meyer’s TED talk begins with the lines: “I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn't want it, but is forced by law to buy it. I mean, it's just a losing proposition.” Dan’s answer to this predicament was to develop an engaging approach to problem solving that develops mathematical reasoning and includes visual representations of real-world math problems. First, watch:
    Dan’s TED Talk: Go to site  
    Then, try some Three-Act Math problems developed by Graham Fletcher: Go to site   
  • Math 6 Spy Guys
    This is a fun, interactive website designed by Alberta Learning to support the teaching of Grade 6 math concepts. Many are appropriate for either a PWT or TST class. For example, the area and perimeter lesson is great for practical tasks which might be found in the workplace. Go to site  
  • Flocabulary
    Flocabulary produces animated “rap” music videos which use repetition and rhythm to help students remember basic math rules. Full access requires a paid subscription, but a few videos are freely available free on YouTube. Recently available examples are below, or search YouTube for Flocabulary. Go to site  

Career Development

Preparation for the Job Market
Preparation for a Semiskilled Trade

  • Ciarlante, Kate, Understanding Autism: An Employer's Guide, Organization for Autism Research, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 2012. This booklet "offers practical tips for integrating people with autism into the workplace." Includes job coaching. Suggestions in the tool for young autistic adults can also be of value for WOTP students. To download or order free copies, Go to site

Health and 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 

Mental Health and Mindset

  • The Centre of Excellence for Mental Health (CEMH)
    The CEMH is an English language, Quebec- based organization which assists schools in the implementation of best practice approaches in prevention, intervention and research in the field of mental health. They have a wealth of information and resources for educators on a variety of topics, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Go to site  
  • CEMH Postcards
    In addition, the CEMH regularly produces newsletters (or “Postcards”), which helpfully summarize practical advice for students, teachers and families on specific mental health concerns in children and teens. Go to site 
  • LearnStorm Growth Mindset Activities
    Khan Academy and LearnStorm collaborated to create a series of Mindset lessons/activities designed for teachers to use with their students, or students to follow on their own. This set of six guided lessons includes information, videos and resources to help students understand what “mindset” is, and how they can develop a “growth” mindset as opposed to a “fixed” mindset. 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

2021 - 2022

WOTP Project Development Officer
Joanna McKay

Central Quebec School Board
Jill Robinson

Cree School Board
Christine Nairn

Eastern Shores School Board
Sarah Chicoine

Eastern Townships School Board
Kymberley Morin

English Montreal School Board
Travis Hall

Lester B. Pearson School Board
John Le Blanc

Littoral School Board
Jean-François Rodrigue

New Frontiers School Board
Celina Bérubé
Sue-Anne Ross

Riverside School Board
To be determined

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
To be determined

Western Quebec School Board
Steve Greig

Updated September 30, 2021

MEQ 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 2020-2021* Download 
*Note: This “Summary” is not an official document. The MEQ online version is the only up-to-date and official Directory of Semiskilled Trades. In the event of any discrepancies, the online Directory will be the final word. 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 MEQ 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

 ACGC in Secondary Cycle Two and WOTP
This document explains the connections between the ACGC and the subject-specific content in the WOTP. It demonstrates that all Secondary Cycle Two ACGC items can be incorporated into the WOTP subject-specific content. Download 

 Lexique bilingue du PFAE / Bilingual Lexicon of the WOTP
This complete and updated version was presented at the provincial "PFAE" meeting, June 2021. Download