MONTREAL, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - EnviroCompétences is excited to announce the launch of the 100 for 500 training program. The program will provide funding for five hundred environmental skills training courses for professionals and technicians. "Thanks to the PACME program of the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, a hundred environmental professionals will have free access to a series of training courses and can select five topics from eight online options available. These training courses will serve to build learning through an active educational approach" explains Dominique Dodier, Managing Director of EnviroCompétences.
This training responds to needs that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, and will help professionals resume activities with fresh skills and knowledge. The objective of this program is to make established online training courses available to companies in the environmental sector. In these difficult times, and often due to financial limitations, technicians and professionals in the environmental sector may be reluctant to invest in training. EnviroCompétences will provide access to free training to support the development of their skills.
This tailor-made formula will allow participants to choose the skills to develop, the pace, and the order in which the learner wishes to complete the training. Expert videos, real-life-inspired scenarios, workbooks and more will help them learn practical and concrete skills.
This program is offered in connection with our partner, ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization of Canada).
Kevin Nilsen, President & CEO at ECO Canada, notes that "ECO Canada strives to provide skills upgrading and training programs that will enable practitioners to find career success in the environmental sector. As Canada shifts to a skills economy, employers need resources to ensure their staff have essential technical and soft skills that will move the business goals forward. These are desirable outcomes that bring employment growth in Quebec and further pushes economic recovery forward," says Kevin Nilsen, President and CEO of ECO Canada".
To discover or register for this free 5-course training program or to learn more about the range of EnviroCompétences products and services, visit: www.envirocompetences.org
About EnviroCompétences - Located in Montreal, EnviroCompétences is the sectoral environmental workforce committee and one of the 29 sectoral committees in Quebec. EnviroCompétences is a non-profit organization which, since 1996, has been serving companies in the environmental industry. We offer a range of products and services to our partners. Our mission is to support employers and the workforce by implementing projects aimed at the development of human resources and skills, as well as the promotion of trades and professions related to the environment. Our role includes three interrelated and dynamic mandates: see to continuing education and professional qualification, support and encourage good human resource management practices and contribute to understanding their job market. The legitimacy of our sectoral committee comes from its direct anchoring in the reality of the labor market.
About ECO Canada - ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research – we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional. Our aim is to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth within industry while also ensuring that environmental care and best practice is a priority.
Over the past 25 years we have forged the academic partnerships, tools, and research to not only train and certify environmental job seekers we also help to fill the labour market.
SOURCE ECO Canada
For further information: Juliette Lopez, Communications and Public Relations Director, EnviroCompetences, Phone: 514-384-4999 p27, Email: [email protected]; Blandine Aliaga, Project officer, training registrations, EnviroCompetences, Phone: 514-384-4999 p30, Email: [email protected]ocompetences.org; Falilou Barry, Bilingual Communications Coordinator / Coordonateur des Communications (bilingue), ECO Canada, Phone: 403-233-0748 p1982, Email: [email protected]; Chelsea Girimonte, Training Program Coordinator (Interim) / Coordonatrice des programmes de formation, Phone: (403) 233-0748 p.1953, Email: [email protected]