The Eastern Township School Board’s Adult Education, Brome-Missisquoi Campus and Pleins Rayons are collaborating to offer a Social Vocational integration program and a second social integration program. These two programs are recognized by the Ministry of Education and offer individuals with disabilities an opportunity to enhance their skills and integrate into the workplace. The learning plan is customized for each student with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder and includes certification.
The Social Vocational Integration program aims to equip the apprentices with skills for the work place.
The social integration program is for apprentices that wish to further develop their social skills.
Program: ¨Ready, Willing & Able¨
Pleins Rayons` General Director, Stephan Marcoux, has been trained as an instructor for the national program Ready, Willing & Able – Building an Inclusive Labor Force. This program promotes inclusive hiring of individuals with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. Pleins Rayons provides job support to employees with a disability during their first month of employment. Support is also offered to the employer to facilitate the employee`s integration and foster their success by focusing on their strengths.
Each endeavor taken at Pleins Rayons has a direct impact in the community and allows the participants to grow, experience achievement, and most importantly, earn satisfying recognition.X
Pleins Rayons is constantly innovating as it seeks to offer quality services and activities for its apprentices. Also, each project has a positive environmental impact in the region through the recycling of material (bikes, wood, clothing, fabric, metal, etc.). For example, our bird house making project has made it easier for farmers to attract insectivorous birds.X
Meaningful projects give the apprentices the opportunity to gain practical socio-professional skills. The approach enables to build upon each apprentice acquired knowledge and strengths by aiming self-fulfillment through social inclusion or hiring. The apprentices can also express their creativity through our various services, helping projects, and items creation or restauration for our community.X