Representatives of the three educational institutions, Pierre G. Lafleur, Director, Academic and International Affairs, Polytechnique Montréal; Dominique Lefebvre, Assistant Dean of Professional Development, Université de Sherbrooke; Noel Burke, Dean, School of Extended Learning, Concordia University; and Robin Drew, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, spoke at the event.
The institutions consolidated their resources and expertise in order to gradually offer services that will enable their clienteles to enrich their skills and qualifications to plan and develop their careers. The accesgenie.ca portal marks the first stage in their collaboration. The site proposes quick access through a single outlet to a list of courses in an array of sectors of activity specifically related to engineering. Other services relevant to engineers' needs in their professional activities will be offered in the coming months.
The new partnership has been established to satisfy needs stemming from the new regulation on the professional development of engineers, which compels members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec to accumulate at least 30 hours of professional development during a two-year reference period.
Engineers and technologists will thus be able to quickly access the foremost expertise of three major faculties of engineering in Québec and Canada through accesgenie.ca.