Two School Boards – One new agree­ment!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Cowansville

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.

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