Our Latest News

News Categories:

November 20, 2019

CEDEC joins Co-lab to put youth at the centre of innovation

This past week saw the birth of a very dynamic exchange between community organizations and young English speakers living in the Eastern Townships who want to be a part of creative solutions to real challenges. CBC Quebec, Canadian Heritage and Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) joined forces to host the very first co-lab at Bishops [...]
Read More
August 21, 2019

A Hard Look at Soft Skills

By Kelly Boutilier Examining the return on investment A quick online search of the term “soft skills” and you will find yourself inundated with articles. These broadly understood skills have become a buzz word in recent years as the economy changes and the skills needed for workplace success evolve. While we can only guess at [...]
Read More
June 18, 2019

Essential skills vs. Employability Skills

Understanding how they work together and link to workforce development By Kelly Boutilier As a curriculum designer, I was astonished to learn recently that I have been confusing Essential Skills with Employability Skills – and a quick internet search revealed I was not alone. These two equally important, yet distinctly different skillsets, get confused all [...]
Read More
February 21, 2019

Soft skills for the future

Kelly Boutilier, adult learning specialist at CEDEC, shared her expertise on improving workplace readiness with StartUp Canada along with Sonia Di Maulio, founder of Harvest Performance, an organization that fosters connection to help others thrive, and Brian Haugen who has over 20 years of experience and education as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician in the public [...]
Read More
December 19, 2018

Quebec’s English speakers ready to work

In September 2017, CEDEC joined forces with Kebaowek First Nation, a tiny community of 800 Algonquin people in Kipawa, Quebec and several other partners to create an employability training program for Kebaowek's youth to prepare them for future tourism job opportunities at the new Opémican National Park, set to open in 2018 with an official [...]
Read More