The organization published Tuesday a study carried out by two researchers from the University of Sherbrooke which documents the process of recognition of people registered in vocational training leading to the mining sector.
This study made it possible to highlight three typical pathways that encourage a person to go through the recognition of prior learning, either to take up new challenges in their profession, or to convert to a new profession or to find a new job after a walking.
According to Christine Duchesneau, President and CEO of the National Institute of Mines, the ACR has become an essential path for the industry.
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A collective effort to make
We also learn from the INMQ study that the recognition of learning and skills requires a lot of gymnastics for schools, which have to deal with questions of funding, equipment, distances and atypical schedules for both candidates than for teachers.
For professor-researcher Rachel Bélisle, one of the main challenges of this approach, however, is to make it known on a large scale.
It seems to me that it is not normal, 20 years after this approach was better structured, that people still hear about it by chance, she says. There really is a collective effort to be made to make the recognition of prior learning and skills better known. People need to know that it exists, but also to better inform them throughout the process.
It is to this information mission that the INMQ will attempt to respond with this study, both with employers and workers. The Institute also wants to demonstrate that the process can be quite simple and take between 14 and 300 days, depending on the specific additional training needs of each.
People who took part in the study testified that it was quite easy to do this. They especially had a great satisfaction to have their diploma. It is an honor for manyemphasizes Christine Duchesneau.
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