Training for a Semi-skilled trade is for students at least 15 years old whose Secondary 1 final assessment shows that they have achieved the objectives of elementary school in language of instruction and math, without however obtaining credits for Secondary 1 in these subjects. Over the course of one year, this program leads to an official training certificate for a semi-skilled trade with mention of the trade issued by the Minister, as well as a learning assessment delivered by the school.
To continue their general education and be prepared for a semi-skilled trade.
For the student who has not completed their first cycle of high school studies.
How long does it take?
One year or more.
What does this lead to?
Towards the job market, towards certain diplomas of vocational studies or to continuing their general education and Secondary Cycle 2 towards a high school diploma (DES). Examples of trades: bakery assistant, butcher’s assistant, vehicle service attendant, plastic product assembler, warehouse clerk, pet care attendant, etc.
Testimonies from professionals and youth in the Training for a Semi-skilled Trade program in the Eastern Townships
View the list of semi-skilled trades