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 Association (AILIA).
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.
For further information:
Language Industry/Association de l'industrie de la langue (AILIA)
Tel. : (819) 595-3849, ext 1