Employers are key partners in helping students stay in school.
Which is why the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative is today launching a province-wide movement called Employeurs engagés pour la réussite éducative, which aims to raise awareness and guide Québec employers in their role of helping students achieve educational success.
Among other resources, the movement’s website provides employers with information, tools, and tips to support their engagement toward educational success.
-> Visit the site. (French only)
-> Visit the Facebook page. (French only)
Vital engagement to reduce the risk of dropping out of school for a job
The engagement of employers is all the more important considering the current labour shortage, which can weaken students’ determination to stay in school.
Easy access to jobs that require little in terms of qualification can tempt young people to leave school for a full-time job. This situation not only slows the rise in graduation rates, it is also detrimental to the future of young people, because labour market forecasts indicate that the percentage of low-qualification jobs is likely to decline, in particular due to automation.
Young dropouts whose jobs are eliminated will thus have a hard time finding new jobs in a labour market where increasing levels of vocational training or CEGEP or university education are required.
Employers can help reduce this risk by encouraging students to stay in school; this in turn helps to reduce the considerable social and economic costs associated with dropping out for society as a whole.
With the invaluable assistance of
The movement is supported by the regional consulting authorities.
The habit of reading regularly is on the decline among 10–20-year-olds.
So how can we motivate them to read, understand their needs, and learn the best practices in this area. The Centre de transfert pour la réussite éducative du Québec (CTREQ) has produced an inventory of knowledge and the state of research on this issue and offers practical measures to encourage young people to discover or rediscover the pleasure of reading.
Document: Reading for pleasure: effective actions to motivate 10-20-year-olds
200 school perseverance stakeholders gathered at the Grande Bibliothèque to discuss the myriad facets of parental engagement in children’s educational experience. The presentation of research findings sparked a consideration of the roles and expectations of parents and other educational stakeholders, of the issues related to parental engagement, and of how to promote the value of such engagement.
The presentation was followed by a panel to present initiatives and shed light on the conditions that promote parental engagement and on traps to avoid.
Speakers and presentations
Parental engagement: roles, expectations and issues [PowerPoint Presentation] (French only)
Serge J. Larivée, Ph. D.
Faculty of Education
Department of Psychopedagogy and Andragogy
Université de Montréal
Sault-au-Récollet Project [PowerPoint Presentation] (French only)
- Anne-Geneviève Ialongo, Principal, La Visitation school
- Christian Lacombe, Principal, Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens school
- Brigitte Robert, Community Mobilization Officer, Centre de ressources éducatives et communautaires pour adultes
Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops [PowerPoint Presentation] (French only)
- Matthew Albert, Educational Consultant, Lester B. Pearson School Board
- Anurag Dhir, Community Engagement Coordinator, Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, McGill University