Two School Boards – One new agreement!
June 5th the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) and the Commission scolaire du Val-desCerfs ( CSVDC) officially renewed their agreement concerning the management of vocational training and adult education at the Brome-Missisquoi Campus in Cowansville.
The renewal of this agreement will allow vocational training and adult education to provide its anglophone and francophone clientele, be they young or adult.
As stressed by the two school board chairmen, Michael Murray and Guy Vincent during the official signing of the renewed agreement, the two school boards want to continue to jointly manage vocational training and adult education for the clientele in the Brome-Missisquoi and Haute-Yamaska regions. The “guichet unique” concept of the BromeMissisquoi Campus will be
maintained, because it provides an excellent service to all clients, and enables English and French residents to easily find answers that address their needs in terms of registration, reference information and enrollment, among others, in the language of their choice. “Since the beginning in 2001, the objective of each of our boards was to determine how we could offer, in our shared regions, the best educational services to our vocational and adult education clientele concerning vocational training and adult education. Since we share the same territory, and the campus is a bilingual environment, this was a natural partnership and offers many attractive stimulating programs for our young adults and for our community in general, without being forced to leave the region”, stressed the chairmen.
The renewal of this agreement will ensure the continuance of the various programs, as much in vocational training as in adult education, in French, English or bilingually, depending on the enrollment in each of the programs. Thus, programs such as Accounting, Starting a Business, Secretarial Studies, Hairdressing,
Professional Cooking, Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics, Desktop Publishing, Food and Beverages Services, Welding and Fitting and Machining Techniques, as well as the new programs, Production Equipment Operation and the ACS Semi-Automatic GMAW Welding, are among the opportunities offered to the public.
The Commission scolaire du Val-desCerfs offers education to approximately 17,500 elementary and high school students and vocational and adult education students, spread out over its 45 locations. Its head office is located in Granby, where it employs a staff of more than 2,500. As for the Eastern Townships
School Board, it employs over 800 people who contribute daily to the success of its 6,000 elementary and high school students and vocational and adult education students. The latter has 28 locations in an area covering eight MRC between Farnham and Drummondville via Stanstead.