GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada School of Public
Service (The School) announced last Friday that it will no longer
provide direct delivery of language training as of March 31, 2012.
Federal departments and agencies will turn to private sector language
training schools to provide language training in both official
languages to Public Service of Canada employees.
"The School is finally implementing a decision made in 2006 by the
Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. AILIA has been waiting for this
initiative for a long time, as it will result in an increase in the use
of private sector services and offer more possibilities to support
official languages," said Ann Rutledge, Chair of the Language Industry
Private sector language training schools have recognized expertise and
capacity to provide direct delivery of language training to the public
service. Since 2006, the schools have invested considerable funds in
order to ensure their products meet the high standards of both the
education content and facilities requirements of the standing offer.
They are well positioned and ready to provide high standard services to
the Government of Canada, its employees and the Canadian public.
In the coming weeks, AILIA and the private schools will be working
closely with the Canada School of Public Service to organize a job fair
for the teachers touched by this decision.
SOURCE Language Industry Association (AILIA)
For further information:
Language Industry/Association de l'industrie de la langue (AILIA)
Tel. : (819) 595-3849, ext 1