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Request for Proposals

CEDEC is a leading partner and driving force for community economic development and employability. CEDEC sparks economic innovation in building forward-looking, prosperous and confident communities across Quebec through sharing expertise, knowledge and building partnerships.

Project Description:

When building its Workforce Development Strategy in 2015, CEDEC held consultations with stakeholders to understand the challenges faced by Quebec’s English-speaking workforce and the challenges faced by employment service providers.  The lack of a coordinated continuum of workforce development products and services was identified as a priority issue.

In an effort to better understand the disconnect between employers, service providers and job seekers, CEDEC undertook research during the months of February and March 2017.  A comprehensive list of workforce development sector stakeholders was generated, and contact was made by phone and/or in-person in order to assess their current service offering, their obstacles and their ideas. Stakeholder awareness and demand for CEDEC’s workforce development services were explored along with best practices from other jurisdictions.  The culmination of this research is a Situational Analysis of the current service offering in Quebec.

Responsibilities:

CEDEC seeks to engage a Process Facilitator to lead the development of a framework for an “employer/user”-centred service continuum, of workforce development products and services, including an integrated network approach to workforce development. The facilitator will work with the Project Coordinator and report to the Project Manager at CEDEC.

Deliverables: 

  1. In collaboration with CEDEC, plan and deliver two 1-day workshops (September 2017 and February 2018), including identifying participants, facilitating the roundtable discussions, and the preparation of pre-and post-workshop day documents. Participants will include service providers, job seekers, and employers, and the goal will be to identify how we can improve the service continuum among them.
  2. Deliver an action plan that includes concrete steps to improve the service continuum and coordination among service providers based on input and discussions from the workshops.

Submissions:  All submissions should include the following components: Cover Letter, Contact Information, Information about Consultant and Company, Work Plan, Relevant Project Experience, Three Customer References, and a Detailed Quote.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, June 30, 2017, and should be sent via email to the attention of Stacey Dakin at stacey.dakin@cedec.ca. Please indicate “Process Facilitator: Service Evaluation” in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Stacey Dakin at stacey.dakin@cedec.ca

Employment Opportunities with CEDEC

Reference Number:  20170616
Location:  Flexible
Terms of employment:  contract until March 31, 2019

Description

CEDEC is looking for an Adult Learning Specialist with strong project management skills who will work on CEDECs Co-op Vocational Training Program. The Adult Learning Specialist will be responsible for the coordination, facilitation and evaluation of a co-op vocational learning model that supports better skills alignment and improved employment outcomes for people with low educational attainment in sectors experiencing a shortage of skilled labour.

Expectations and Responsibilities

Coordinate activities related to the Co-op Vocational Training Program project:

  • Ensure the realization of the anticipated results defined in the CEDEC Action Plan and/or Contribution Agreement
  • Work with researchers to develop criteria for participant selection and curriculum adaptations/development.
  • Use data collection tools, developed by the researcher, to monitor and capture changes in training program delivery, teaching practices and student progression.
  • Facilitate the coordination of quality program delivery by the vocational teaching team and provide advice and recommendations related to the achievement of anticipated results.
  • In collaboration with the Operations Manager;
    • Develop and manage project budget.
    • Identify human and/or financial resources that would be needed to achieve the project objectives/deliverables.
    • Establish partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the Co-op program.

Lead an Adult Learning Support Team:

  • Coordinate the integration of andragogy support for the vocational teaching team from the vocational training center, including (but not limited to):
    • Vocational instructor
    • Essential skills specialist
    • Animator
    • Technical support
  • Assist in the recruitment, orientation and management of:
    • Andragogy support Consultant (Teaching Techniques)
    • Andragogy support Consultant (Curriculum)
    • Researchers (Practice)
    • Communications Coordinator

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, diploma or certification in adult education or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and practical experience developing and delivering training to adults with low educational attainment.
  • Experience working with First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis communities
  • Recent, progressively-responsible experience in successfully managing and/or coordinating complex learning, organizational development and performance improvement projects.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating teaching teams and in working with multiple stakeholders to deliver a product, program or service.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have used CAMERA (Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment): Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills Assessment tool and/or Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT).
  • Bilingual: English and French (spoken and written)
  • Strong computer literacy with experience using Microsoft Office

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Applied knowledge of adult education theory, principles and practices for adults with low educational attainment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of learning theories, theories of instructional design, adult education principles, learning technologies, performance consulting, organizational learning practices, competency management and performance improvement tactics.
  • Proficient at using e-learning tools/software to design, develop and implement distance learning solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and function well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including facilitation, presentation and editing skills to write, edit, and present a range of educational and training materials.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in plain language to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work in a flexible structure and willingness to work overtime with short notice.
  • Ability to travel (up to 40% of the time during initial phases of project)

Contact

To apply for this position, email your resume with cover letter to the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) at jobs@cedec.ca by June 30, 2017.  Please include the reference number and job title in the subject line of your email. Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

In communities across Quebec, CEDEC shares its experience in planning and developing partnerships with the aim to strengthen local economies and employability of the English-speaking and broader community. CEDEC is funded by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Fund.   For more information about CEDEC: www.cedec.ca

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