CPRN releases study on school-to-work in Quebec

March 16, 2008

A new report from the Canadian Policy Research Network, "Implementing the School-to-Work Transition in Quebec," reviews 20 years of efforts to revitalize vocational training in Quebec (where the highest percentage of students attend vocational courses in high school), and assesses their impact on PSE enrolment. Raising entrance averages in an attempt to promote greater respect for the skilled trades did not improve declining enrolment. Computer-assisted teaching methods, career exploration programs, and a greater emphasis on programs in the workplace have led to a "clear strengthening" of vocational education in Quebec, but co-op work placements remain largely undevelopedCPRN | Full Report in English (PDF)