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This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.
CEGEP teacher, college teacher, commercial art instructor, community college teacher, company trainer, computer training instructor, department chairperson – college, department head – CEGEP, firefighting instructor, language school instructor, teacher – institute of technology, teacher, legal assistant program, training officer – company, vocational institute teacher.
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
- Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
- Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
- Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
- Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
- Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
- Supervise teaching assistants
- May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
- May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.
Outlook & Prospects for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Centre-du-Québec Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Centre-du-Québec region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
The level of employment is relatively high. It is estimated that there are approximately 750 jobs in this occupational group in Centre-du-Québec, a region which has two public colleges. Job requirements can vary considerably depending on the subject being taught. For example, the Cégep de Drummondville with its arts programs (music, dance, visual arts) and the Cégep de Victoriaville with the École nationale du meuble et de l'ébénisterie [national school of furniture and cabinet making]. Moreover, the latter cégep [junior college] is well known in Quebec as one of the colleges providing the greatest number of learning activities.
The unemployment rate in this occupation is very low. Employment is expected to drop in this occupation between now and 2014. Openings will arise from the need to fill vacancies left by people retiring and by candidates with positions leaving to accept a promotion or join another employer. However, the turnover rate is low in permanent college positions. New positions will be added. The
The proportion of workers under 25 in this occupation (4%) is substantially lower than that for occupations as a whole in the Centre-du-Québec region (16%). Nearly 58% of workers are under 45 compared to 47% in Quebec as a whole. Men hold slightly less than 40% of the jobs in this group.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- The Commission scolaire des Bois-Francs is investing $8.3M in Victoriaville to build a vocation training centre specializing in the construction trades (available in French only)
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- The Laforest Building at the Commission Scolaire des Chênes de Drummondville will be expanded thanks to an investment of $3.5M (available in French only)
- The École nationale de police du Québec in Nicolet will construct a new training facility estimated at $10.7M (available in French only)
Week of Jul 09 – Jul 13, 2012
- The Commission scolaire of Bois-Francs invests $14M to renovate and expand various schools for the 2013 school year (available in French only)
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