CÉGEP Cour­ses in Cowansville thanks to part­ner­ship with ETSB:

Info Ses­sions Sched­uled for May

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

Cégep cour­ses will be on of­fer in Cowansville be­gin­ning this fall thanks to a part­ner­ship be­tween Cham­plain-len­noxville and the East­ern Town­ships the op­por­tu­nity to be part of this in­no­va­tive project that will en­able them to earn a So­cial Sci­ence Diploma with­out the need to move to Len­noxville or else­where in the prov­ince.

One com­ple­men­tary course will be of­fered in the fall test the wa­ters of col­lege-level stud­ies with the full-time pro­gram to of­fi­cially be­gin in win­ter 2013 and run over five semesters. The pro­gram will be given on the BromeMis­sisquoi cam­pus and stu­dents re­quir­ing trans­porta­tion may be able to ac­cess the ETSB bus sys­tem.

Stu­dents who have not quite com­pleted their DES by fall may be ad­mis­si­ble to the Col­lege Skills course, but would be re­quired to com­plete the nec­es­sary ad­mis­sion re­quire­ments at an Adult Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre dur­ing the fall 2012 to be granted ad­mis­sion to the full-time pro­gram in the win­ter.

“We of­ten hear of po­ten­tial stu­dents who have sig­nif­i­cant fam­ily re­spon­si­bil­i­ties or who are in a sit­u­a­tion that pre­vents them from be­ing able to move to ac­cess a Cégep ed­u­ca­tion,” ex­plains Mr. Paul Kaeser, Cham­plain-len­noxville Di­rec­tor. “Given this part­ner­ship, we are pleased to be able to of­fer such in­di­vid­u­als the chance to pur­sue col­lege stud­ies in the Cowansville area.”

“The goal of this part­ner­ship is to of­fer an ad­di­tional op­por­tu­nity to stu­dents,” said Ms Chan­tal Beaulieu, Di­rec­tor-gen­eral of the East­ern Town­ships School Board. “In speak­ing with for­mer stu­dents, par­ents and our ad­min­is­tra­tion, we know that dis­tance can be a fac­tor in dis­cour­ag­ing some stu­dents from pur­su­ing post sec­ondary stud­ies. Although Cégep is be­yond our ju­ris­dic­tion of­fer­ing the best op­por­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents is, and this part­ner­ship will be an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for our grad­u­ates.”

For those in­ter­ested in find­ing out more, two in­for­ma­tion ses­sions will be held on May 23, one at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on the Brome Mis­sisiquoi cam­pus of the ETSB. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about el­i­gi­bil­ity or the pro­gram, prospec­tive stu­dents should call 819564-3666 ext. 122 to speak with an aca­demic ad­vi­sor at Cham­plain.

Cham­plain-len­noxville is a public in­sti­tu­tion with a stu­dent pop­u­la­tion of ap­prox­i­mately 1100. With ex­cel­lent class­room, lab­o­ra­tory, res­i­dence and ath­letic fa­cil­i­ties, Cham­plain of­fers its stu­dents a va­ri­ety of preuniver­sity and tech­ni­cal pro­grams lead­ing to a col­lege

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