Inforoute FPT today

Constantly changing, Inforoute FPT has become the leading 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 education.

You can mainly find information on vocational and technical training programs, such as program content and admission conditions. You can also find coordinates for educational establishments offering different programs. A management system for offers of service is available to those subscribed to the Inforoute FPT's special services.

A 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 thanks to the collaboration of project managers at the MEES.

MEES publications such as programs, sector portraits, studies, work situation analysis, pedagogical and organizational guides, etc. are regularly posted on our site and can be downloaded in PDF format.

Secondary level students in most regions of Québec can make an online application using our Application Service for Vocational Training (AdmissionFP) system.

Some sections have been developed with students in mind, some for representatives and some for businesses. All relative dossiers have been grouped together.

RAC managers can download the necessary documents for the recognition of prior learning and competencies. The materials bank is available in the VTT representative section.

A little history

On May 4th, 1995, the Prime Minister officially unveiled the Government of Québec's website on the Internet. On August 2nd, 1995, the Government of Québec established the "Secrétariat de l'inforoute de l'information" whose mandate was to ensure Inforoute’s operation.

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, 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, subscriptions 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 Skills Competition would eventually benefit from this tool at the 1996 edition of the event held in Montréal as well as the 1999 WorldSkills Competition, also held in Montréal.

In 2001, in view of the results obtained, the Deputy 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.

Thus, on November 1st, 2001, the Secrétariat des Olympiades and Inforoute FPT joined forces 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.

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