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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

In line with objectives associated with CEDECs Co-op Vocational Training Program, CEDEC seeks to engage a specialist in andragogy that has experience coaching vocational instructors in using new teaching techniques for adults with low literacy/ educational attainment. The consultant will be expected to produce a work plan with a timeline.

Duration of the contract:  Until March 31, 2018 (possibility of renewal)

Responsibilities and Deliverables 

  • Present andragogic techniques and strategies
  • Present workshops for instructor performance improvement
  • Provide reports as to the needs of the Adult Learning Team, comprised of a vocational instructor, a curriculum specialist and an Essentials Skills specialist.
  • Provide feedback to the Adult Learning Team
  • Participate on the Community of Practice committee
  • Attend bi-weekly team meetings

Submissions:

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

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on August 7, 2017 and should be sent via email to jobs@cedec.ca .  Please indicate “RFP Andragogy Specialist” in the subject line of the email.

Questions about this Request for Proposals may be submitted to info@cedec.ca

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

In line with objectives associated with CEDECs Co-op Vocational Training Program, CEDEC seeks to engage a Research Consultant to work with a project team, under the supervision of the project manager, to prepare a literature review and conduct action research.   The consultant will be expected to produce a work plan with a timeline.

Research Goal

Develop and conduct an action research approach that will document the integration and the development of essential skills and other competencies, related to employability, into a learning/workplace co-op vocational training program specifically designed for Indigenous adults in order to facilitate their rapid integration into employment and optimize their participation in the workplace.

Objective 1 – Monitor Change

Experiment with andragogical teaching techniques for Indigenous adults that will contribute to the development of their employability skills through vocational training programs.

Outcome A: Guided by a process of action research, experiments contribute to the development of recommendations for:

  1. Partnership practices between community agencies,
  2. Concept design practices for integrated programs,
  3. Community and Elders involvement in the development and delivery,
  4. Training practices focused on a competency-based approach,
  5. Adoption of new practices by service providers and employers to foster the integration and maintenance of employment of the target group.

Outcome B: Strong partnerships between the co-op training partners and employers creates a network that leads to employment opportunities for graduates.  This will also facilitate workplace integration.

 

Objective 2 – Generate New Research Knowledge

Conduct action research to study the changes of an andragogical model integrated for Level 2 aboriginal adults has on different structures and resources related to employability. Analyze these effects on the development of skills to improve employability of the target group.

Outcome: New knowledge generated by an action research approach contributes to a better understanding of the strategies, processes and mechanisms of best practices used to develop and implement an integrated systems approach, effective and transferable in other Canadian contexts that meets the needs of the labour market and the target audience.

Objective 3 – Professional Development

Support the professional development of the Adult Learning Team to participate and contribute effectively to the pilot project and the desired changes.

Outcome A: The staff involved in the pilot project are trained in an integrated approach, and can change/update their practice.

Outcome B: The Adult Learning Team actively participate in professional development related to the creation of an integrated approach to skills development for Level 2 Indigenous adults.  They all can reflect and develop a continuing education guide.

Outcome C: A community of practice mobilizes to explore, deepen knowledge, reflect, study and help each other. It contributes to a) the evolution of knowledge on the issue of the strategic development of skills to promote employability and b) the emergence of innovative ideas.

 

Duration of the contract:  Until March 31, 2018 (possibility of renewal)

Responsibilities and Deliverables 

  • In an adult learning context; conduct a literature review on learning/workplace co-op vocational training models
  • Review occupational and educational source material to identify the underlying essential skills demands of the vocational training curriculum and workplace
  • Develop research questions, research plan and data collection approach with supporting tools
  • Gather and analyse data from assessment tools: C.A.M.E.R.A. and E.S.A.T. +
  • Provide feedback to the Adult Learning Team
  • Write a research report (with support from andragogy expert)
  • Participate on the Community of Practice committee

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

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on August 7, 2017 and should be sent via email to jobs@cedec.ca.   Please indicate “RFP Research Consultant” in the subject line of the email.

Questions about this Request for Proposals may be submitted to info@cedec.ca.

Employment Opportunities with CEDEC

Reference Number:  20170721

Location:  To be determined.

Terms of Employment:  Full-time until March 31, 2019

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.

Working on CEDECs Co-op Vocational Training Program, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of a communications plan.  The Communications Coordinator will also draft and edit content such as media releases, reports, publicity items, social media posts and will lead the design of promotional items, documentary video production, webinars, and dissemination of project progress.

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in a discipline relevant to communications, marketing, journalism, public relations and 3 years of progressive and pertinent work experience
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating communication plans and materials
  • Bilingual: English and French (spoken and written)
  • Strong computer literacy with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office (including Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with people from various levels within First Nations, Inuit and/or Metis communities
  • 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.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in plain language to a diverse audience.
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully delivering projects under tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed project management skills to coordinate projects.
  • Ability to work in a flexible structure.
  • 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 August 14, 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.

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