what is vocational training ?
Vocational Training is available to students aged 16 years of age and older. It provides hands-on, professional certification using a modular approach for direct access to the workforce. Program length varies from 6 to 24 months, and leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), Attestation of Vocational Training Specialization (AVS) or Skills Training Certificate (STC).
This website contains essential academic resources about Quebec’s nine English-language school boards. The information found here has been collected by Guidance professionals from various school boards, and outlines available academic opportunities, support services and career options. PROCEDE Guidance is the one-stop consultative resource to facilitate your educational journey. This website is published by PROCEDE, a forum and consultative body for Quebec’s nine English-language Boards.
Preparing for Vocational Training:
What activities or tool(s) are available to assist me in my career exploration?
XELLO, a career exploration resource - access is available via your Fusion student portal
Student for Day - please contact the vocational training centre of your choice to sign-up for this activity
The LBPSB Career & Education Fair features a variety of vocational training options
Is Financial Aid available for Vocational programs?
What are the admission requirements to be admissible to Vocational Training?
For the majority of programs, Secondary 4 English, French and Math
Some programs are available upon completion of Secondary 3
If you are over the age of 18, it is possible to qualify with a General Development Test. For more information about the GDT, please contact Career Development Services.
What grades do I need to be eligble for Vocational Training ?
Students who have met the admission requirements are eligible to apply.
Admission to Vocational programs is based on a first come, first served basis; some programs have long waiting lists.
What is the application deadline(s) for Vocational Training?
Applying for a Vocational Training program:
What do I need to apply to Vocational Training?
You will need:
Secondary 4 official MEES transcript
2 pieces of government issued ID (e.g., Medicare card, passport, driver’s permit)
Social Insurance Number
Documents related to legal status in QC/Canada (e.g., study permit, CAQ, permanent resident/Canadian Citizenship card or papers, etc.), if applicable.
Please note that it is helpful to submit an IEP/psychoeducational assessment report, if applicable, when registering for a vocational training program, as files from the youth sector are not transferred to the adult sector.
How do I submit documents?
All documents required for vocational training applications can be uploaded to your AdmissionFP application. You will then have to show the original documents when you are called in to open a file at the centre.
How much does it cost to apply for Vocational Training?
Application fees are covered by the school board.
Can I apply to multiple Vocational programs?
AdmissionFP limits students to indicate 2 program choices at one time.
Following my application to Vocational Training:
What happens once I have applied?
The centre will contact you to come in to present them with your original documents required upon application and to open up a file.
Some centres will also require students to attend an information session or an interview prior to the start date of their programs. If the centre where you applied to requires this, they will contact you with further information.