Place aux jeunes—an organization that promotes migration of young professionals ages 18- 35 to the Haut Saint Laurent—is launching an effort to attract recent teaching graduates.
In collaboration with the New Frontiers School Board, Place aux jeunes will be hosting a Discovery Day Weekend this September where activities, accommodation, transportation and meals will be provided at no cost to participants in an effort to raise awareness of the exciting teaching opportunities in our communities.
Sarah Rennie, the Migration Agent for Place aux jeunes in the Haut-Saint-Laurent explains the intent of this anticipated outreach project: "The Discovery Day Weekend is designed to break some of the barriers young professionals face in deciding to look for a career outside of the city." She explains that the three-day visit to the region will include school visits, plenty of formal and informal opportunities to meet with passionate teachers and professionals, as well as workshops and interactive sessions. There will also be a number of activities designed to allow participants to get a taste for apple season while discovering the region’s social, cultural and recreational activities.
Place aux jeunes promotes the migration, establishment and support of young professionals. It also aims to facilitate the professional integration of young people in the region, stimulate the creation of local businesses, raise awareness among young people about the benefits of migration, and promote the social engagement of young people in their region. The organization is financed by the Québec Secretariat à la jeunesse, the Caisse Desjardins Movement, and numerous local partners. This most recent innovative project was made possible in part through funding from the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent’s Territory Development Fund, Emploi Quebec, and the CLD du Haut-Saint-Laurent.
The number of participants for the Discovery Day Weekend (September 21 -23) is limited and registration in advance is required. For more information, or to register for the Discovery Day Weekend, contact Sarah Rennie at 450-807-2479 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.