The Legault government is providing $ 91.5 million to help the some 125,000 Quebecers who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic to reorient themselves.
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“It’s still much, much too much. People who contributed, worked, but lost their jobs, there is incredible economic potential for Quebec in a way. It also represents a responsibility for the government and the whole of society, ”explained the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, at a press conference on Tuesday.
More specifically, this investment should make it possible to increase the graduation of people in general adult education (FGA) and vocational training (VET) and also offer more guidance and information services to the pandemic unemployed and students.
Among other things, a web platform will be set up for the latter, said Jean-François Roberge.
Among the employment sectors targeted by the government are construction, information technology and bio-food.
“We will not invest exclusively in these sectors, but these are sectors targeted by the government after consultations with labor market partners,” said Minister Jean-François Roberge.