Matane’s accessible workforce objective
For FIDEL, attracting and retaining a dynamic workforce – comprising young, mature or immigrant workers – helps existing businesses to thrive and makes the region an attractive location for new businesses.
We are joining forces with our regional partners to establish a recruitment service which will help to attract, welcome and retain skilled workers in our region.
We have adopted a proactive approach to tackle labour shortage issues.
Training Programs Tailored to Business Needs
The Matanie’s businesses can access training programs tailored to their needs through the Cégep de Matane, the Collegia Group and the Vocational Education Training Centre (CFPRO).
Cégep de Matane
With 40% students from overseas (France), the Cégep de Matane offers very popular technical programs in IT, Industrial Electronics, 3D Animation and Multimedia. The college thus provides access to skilled employees who are available for employment locally upon completion of their studies.
Groupe Collegia is a consortium of continuing college-level education services. Its resources are leveraged to develop training programs that range from a few days to 12 months, with curriculums that specifically cater to businesses’ needs.
Centre de formation professionnelle (CFPRO)
Our vocational training centre (Centre de formation professionnelle) offers a variety of programs made to meet the needs of businesses in eastern Quebec.
- Logging and wood processing
- Automated systems electromechanics
- Industrial construction and maintenance mechanics
- Production equipment operator
- Welding and assembly
- Machining techniques
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average unemployment rate in 2019
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A diverse economy
Wood and seafood processing
Wind turbine manufacturing
Transport logistics (maritime, land and rail)
Tourism (hunting, fishing, nature)
Engineering and manufacturing of metal parts