The Continuing Education Service of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec (MEQ), is offering two training courses whose objectives, although distinct, are aimed at improving the understanding of Indigenous peoples’ realities as well as the acquisition of skills that will enable the provision of culturally more appropriate educational services to First Nations and Inuit students.
Training dates appear below.
DURATION OF TRAINING SESSIONS
Each course lasts 7 hours and takes place over a full day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Our training sessions are held in virtual classroom. They are given by a specialist in indigenous issues from UQAT's Continuing Education Service.
The training is intended for all staff members working in school service centres and school boards, in education organisations of the various indigenous communities in the province and for the Ministère de l'Éducation.
The groups are open to all. Each participant chooses the date that suits him best. For each date, the number of places available is limited. So register now!
To schedule training exclusively for a school or a centre staff, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
Registration for the training sessions is free of charge for the participants.
Since its foundation in 1983, UQAT has been committed to working in partnership with First Peoples and to increasing their involvement in research and education so that they play a determining role. UQAT also takes part in reconciliation efforts between all peoples in a concrete way and contributes to Indigenous peoples' skills development and well-being.
To date, UQAT's Continuing Education Service has trained over 6,000 people on indigenous issues, in some 60 organizations and businesses throughout Quebec.
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