Who are we?
A little history
On May 4th, 1995, the Prime Minister officially unveiled the Government of Quebec's website on the Internet. Then, on August 2nd, 1995, the government of Quebec instituted the "Secrétariat de l'inforoute de l'information" where the mandate was to ensure the operation of Inforoute.
This is how, in January 1996 during the socio-economic conference on information and communication technologies (NTIC), the implementation of Inforoute de la formation professionnelle et technique (FPT) began, keeping with the goal of improving the use of information and communication technologies within the training sector. The educational network and their partners in vocational and technical training would be able to find pertinent expertise, products and services at their disposal.
The work achieved during 1995-1996 for the establishment of Inforoute FPT has also contributed to the development of certain products and services for targeted clientele - namely school boards, colleges, the Ministry and partners in vocational and technical training. All of this was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Centre d'enrichissement de la micro-informatique scolaire (CEMIS) of the Commission scolaire Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu -- since renamed the Réseau de personnes-ressources pour le développement des compétences des élèves par l'intégration des technologies (RÉCIT) -- and the support of the Société GRICS.
Throughout 1996-1997, Inforoute FPT's representative and administrative structures changed, resulting in Inforoute FPT becoming an independent entity through partnerships with the "CEMIS de la Commission scolaire Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu", the "Vitrine APO" of collège de Bois-de-Boulogne and the Ministry of Education. Regional support from users and partners had already been established. In its third year, Inforoute FPT was responsible for its own financing through sponsorships, the sale of certain products and services, memberships and subsidies.
Contributions from the Ministry in 1996-1997 allowed for the set up and organization of Inforoute FPT and the construction and maintenance of their web pages for DGFPT activities (those related to programs of study as well as dossiers such as the Work-Study Program, le Régime d'apprentissage, la Carte des enseignements, etc.). This budget was deemed to be used to develop educational material and to provide training sessions for teachers and other users. Among other things, keeping in mind their world-wide influence, the VTT Skills Competitions would eventually benefit at the 1996 edition of the Québec games held in Montréal as well as the World Skills Competition in 1999, also held in Montréal.
In 2001, according to the results obtained, the adjunct minister of Education responsible for vocational and technical training asked the Secrétariat des Olympiades to take over the management of'Inforoute FPT. This also regulated the legal status of the organization that was in place.
Then, on November 1st, 2001, the Secrétariat des Olympiades and Inforoute FPT joined together to further enlarge the organization that operates under Compétences Québec. Each team continues to work within the capacity for which they were put in place. The common areas are mainly management, communications, financial administration and production.
Inforoute FPT today
Always changing, Inforoute FPT has become the premiere website for Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) in Québec. The site covers many MEES dossiers and offers a multitude of products and services directly related to the field of education.
You can mainly find information on vocational and technical training programs, such as program content and admission conditions. You can also find an educational establishment's coordinates that offers different programs. A management system for offers of service is available to members of Inforoute FPT's special services.
A VT directory groups together vocational training representatives in educational establishments in Québec.
Main MEES dossiers (Work-study program, Tax credit program, Entrepreneurship, Top 50, etc.) are kept up to date on our website with collaboration from project managers at the MEES.
MEES publications such as programs, sector portraits, studies, work situation analysis, pedagogical and organizational guides, etc. are regularly deposited on our site and can be downloaded in PDF format.
Secondary level students in most of the regions of Québec can make an application online using our Services régional d'admission en formation professionnelle (SRAFP) system.
Some sections have been developed with the student in mind, some for representatives or industry. All relative dossiers have been grouped together.
RAC managers can download the necessary documents for recognition of prior learning and competencies. The materials bank is available in the VTT representative section.
Special services and membership to Inforoute FPT
All secondary level and college level educational establishments in Québec who are recognized by the Ministry of Education, private or public corporations, as well as organizations and ministries can join Inforoute FPT. The annual cost to join is deternimed by the number of students registered or the number of employees. There is a fixed rate set for organizations and ministries.
Our members benefit from a number of special services such as adding a logo or photo of their institution on our site (with a link to their website), adding information (start/end dates for offers of service, resource-person, costs, photos, Internet links, additional information on programs offered, places available, etc.) for the pages displayed for their offers of service, etc. School boards that are members can join SRAFP.
Detailed information on the costs to join can be found on the membership form.
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