You are not destined to sit in a cubicle. You are not destined to be writing reports all day. You are not destined to sit under flickering gray lights. You are destined to rock the world with the creativity you’ve got inside of you. You just need to get by school first.
You might dream of working in fashion design, video game design, graphic design or interior design. Maybe you’re going to be the next #girlboss. Wherever your passion draws you, there is no wrong answer.
Your passion might look a little like this:
LaSalle College open house is on May 30, 2017, from 10 am, to 9 pm. At the Open House, you can find out more about the programs, meet the teachers, check out the classrooms and learn how you can enroll in one of their amazing programs. You can even sign up in advance to skip the line!
LaSalle College is famous for fashion design; it’s wide array of business programs and, of course, the innovative video game programming profile which draws on Montreal’s rich gaming culture. And it’s just what you need to get started.
That's not all. If you're interested in beauty and the digital arts, Inter-Dec College offers 4 fields of study including vfx & game design, digital arts, beauty AND interior design. Have any questions about each program? The open house is the perfect opportunity to get all your questions answered.
The Open House will be packed full of exhibits showcasing the incredible work from students from the fashion and beauty programs showing off what you, too, can learn. If the tech side of things is more your bag, you can even get hands-on experience testing a student-designed video game in the Video Game Lounge. Sweet!
Don’t be a bystander and wait for life to come to you. Grab it with both hands and seize the creative career you dream about.
Find out what the next steps are for your creative career. Head to LaSalle College’s Open House on May 30 from 10 am to 9 pm and make it happen! Or for even more inspiration, check out their website, Facebook Page or Instagram.
All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.
Since July 1, it has been possible for people who have had to recover from unemployment due to the pandemic and for people who have not been studying full time in the last 12 months to register for one of the training programs of the Program for the requalification and the accompaniment in information technology and communications (PRATIC).
Whether it's a college or university program, a certificate, an attestation of college studies (AEC) or a diploma of specialized graduate studies (DESS), among others, there are 142 training programs waiting for future students.
In Montreal alone, nearly sixty college programs and 20 university programs are available, and a total of 15 in the Capitale-Nationale region.
There are, for example, ACSs in programming, multimedia production, mobile application development or graphic design, to name a few.
The complete list of training courses offered by region can be found on the government website.
Thanks to a budget of some $39.6 million, financial assistance of $650 per week will be offered to 2,500 Quebecers for the duration of their full-time training. A $1,950 bursary will be awarded to graduates.
Who is eligible to enroll in PRATIC?
Two criteria will determine if a person is eligible to register for PRATIC. You must be unemployed and not have been a full-time student in the 12 months prior to applying.
The government suggests that you contact the Services Québec office in your area and an agent will determine with the future student if PRATIC corresponds to his/her needs.
The bill was first tabled by Quebec's Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Ian Lafrenière, in December 2020, and it was passed following consultations between the government and Indigenous families in Quebec.
The goal was to meet the needs of Indigenous families while respecting their "culture and language, and also their suffering," according to the ministry.
The ministry also said it hopes "to support families in their quest for truth and also in the healing process."
In 2019, a report by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called on the Quebec government to provide Indigenous families with information on children who had been apprehended following admission to a hospital or health centre in Quebec.
How does the new law work?
Once it's implemented on September 21, Bill 79 will give Indigenous families access to personal information from "a health and social services institution, an organization or a religious congregation" about the circumstances surrounding the disappearance or death of children admitted to a health and social services institution in Quebec before December 31, 1992.
The government will provide the information through exemptions to Quebec's current laws that prevent disclosing personal information.
Under the new law, Quebec's minister responsible for Indigenous affairs will also have the power to launch an investigation if government information could help Indigenous families, but can't be disclosed because of the province's existing rules on disclosing personal information.
How have Indigenous leaders reacted to the new law?
On June 14, leaders from the Cree Nation said that while the law is an important step to "apologize or begin to compensate for the harm suffered by Indian Residential School survivors," the scope of the law needs to be revised since Indigenous children "were taken and never returned" for reasons beyond medical care in Quebec.
The Cree Nation specified that Quebec's education system was the largest "pretext for the institutionalized abduction of children," and that the school system's absence from Bill 79 means more action is needed.
The Grand Council of the Crees stated that not all Indigenous youth or community members will feel comfortable contacting the Quebec government for help with traumatic events that were associated with "governments they do not feel are their own."
The Council recommended that Quebec put mechanisms in place so Indigenous governments can represent and serve the needs of their own people.
The 100,000 square-foot residence is designed specifically for 300 students, built with custom storage and a workstation in each room, along with two shared study rooms, colour schemes tailored to students' preferences and custom furniture by Werkliv.
Le Mildoré will be the tallest residential building in Montreal to be built of steel instead of concrete, and will only have bicycle parking. The temperature in each apartment will be controlled by a heating and cooling system that uses the building's water supply.
Rent will start at approximately $885 monthly per student, minus expenses.