The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) Vocational Training Programs for Workers in the Construction Industry – Case Study (2011)

This document describes the organization and workings of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), a joint union-employer organization that offers more than a thousand training programs for the 26 trades and 30 occupations in the construction sector in Quebec.

In 1987, the CCQ was given responsibility for training and accreditation in the construction trades in Quebec, and began offering training programs to workers the following year. The overall objective is to meet the learning needs of both workers and their industries and, in the process, build a skilled workforce that can maintain competitiveness.

By pooling resources across the industry, even small companies have access to specific training programs. Training needs are determined by a consultation structure that involves 250 union representatives and 250 employer representatives.

The programs address systemic barriers to training, including cultural issues, lack of formal education, disabilities, geographical constraints, and literacy. For instance, the CCQ provides sign-language interpretation in courses when needed and has established programs that recognize the special culture of Aboriginal workers.

Some of the CCQ’s courses deal with broader issues facing the industry, including environmental and social practices. The CCQ also offers programs in management, which cover communication skills and group work.

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Centre for Workplace Skills (CWS). The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) Vocational Training Programs for Workers in the Construction Industry – Case Study 2011. Web. 9 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cws/cs_commission/cs_commission.pdf>
Centre for Workplace Skills (CWS) (2011). The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) Vocational Training Programs for Workers in the Construction Industry – Case Study. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cws/cs_commission/cs_commission.pdf
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