Quebec government recognizes Champlain College Saint Lambert's expertise
in the recognition of acquired competencies.
SAINT-LAMBERT, QC, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Minister Pierre
Duschene, Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la
Science et de la Technologie (MESRST) announced that Champlain College Saint-Lambert is one of four colleges that will act as CERACs (centres d'expertise de
reconnaissance des acquis et des competences. Translated as: Centre of
Expertise for the Recognition of Acquired Competencies).
The CERACs are part of a new provincial initiative that aims to provide
support and guidance, and develop a cohesive system among Quebec
colleges that offer Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) services. The CERAC initiatives will take shape as a two year pilot
project, during which all four chosen colleges will need to implement
action plans in order to achieve this overall mandate.
"We look forward to working collaboratively with the other three CERACs to implement best practices for RAC services across the cégep system,"
says Mark Wallace, Director of Continuing Education, Champlain College
RAC services provide qualified adults with the opportunity to receive
academic credits for skills and knowledge previously acquired. At a
time when the availability of qualified human resources is shrinking
and will continue to do so, RAC services can help bridge the gap in
available skilled workers in support of the economic development of
"The key to this initiative is to include every college in the process,"
says Kenneth Robertson, Director General, Champlain College. "Our
measure of success will rely on our ability to implement highly
innovative methods to assist Quebec cégeps establish efficient and
effective RAC services to anyone who needs them."
Quebec colleges are gaining headway as more of them implement RAC
initiatives into their overall mandates. In 2009, Champlain College
Saint-Lambert focused its efforts to further develop its RAC services.
Since then it has seen considerable growth, and continues to develop
its service options and outreach initiatives.
In 2012, Champlain College Saint-Lambert's RAC services were recognized
"for outstanding achievement in the field of prior learning assessment
and qualification recognition," by the Canadian Association for Prior
About Champlain Regional College
Champlain Regional College is the only English-language public cégep in
Quebec with three locations. The Lennoxville, Saint-Lambert, and St.
Lawrence campuses offer a wide range of pre-university and technical
programs, as well as extensive on- and off-campus continuing education services.
Image with caption: "Champlain College-Saint-Lambert (CNW Group/CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE SAINT-LAMBERT)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130226_C8625_PHOTO_EN_24081.jpg
SOURCE: CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE SAINT-LAMBERT
For further information:
Champlain College Saint-Lambert
450-672-7360 ext. 410