Located in the Plateau Mont-Royal arrondissement, the École des métiers de la construction de Montréal, formerly known as « Centre Parthenais », was founded in the 1940’s by the unions and contractors wishing to offer training opportunities for workers.
Today, it has become a sectorial centre of the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) and is administered by a management committee. This committee stems from an agreement between the CSDM, the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) and the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ).
It is in charge of establishing the direction and the priorities of the school.
The centre currently offers 7 programs in English. Courses are offered in English only if there is sufficient enrolment. A minimum of 20 students is required for a course to take place.
In 2007-2008, the school received 2,451 students for initial training and 4,332 students in professional development.
On July 1st, 2007, 300 students were less than 18 years-old.
Nearly half of newly registered students have a high school diploma.
Between July 1st, 2008 and June 30th, 2009, 186 women were part of the student body.
The possibility for admission to these programs ended on March 1, 2012. Thus, it is no longer possible to register for the school year (2012-2013).
In the coming weeks via the http://www.srafp.com, it will be possible to apply for admission to both of these programs for the school year 2013-2014.
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