Even though it announced the hiring of tutors to help vulnerable students almost three weeks ago, the Quebec government is only launching its platform to recruit them today.
“Today, I would like to launch an appeal for solidarity with CEGEP and university students as well as current and retired school staff: our most vulnerable students need you. They need your knowledge, but also your moral support to enable them to end the school year on a strong footing and to achieve their dreams too, ”said Minister of Education Jean-François. Roberge by press release, Wednesday morning.
Applications will be accepted through the Answer Now web platform, which is already available.
“In all cases, the tutors will be paid,” said the Ministry of Education, which did not specify when these tutors will be in post.
These tutors will be able to work within school organizations or with partners such as Alloprof.
This initiative aims to provide educational and moral support to students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “In addition, the amounts granted will allow the school network to implement various additional support initiatives in the training and support of school personnel, particularly for more specific problems, such as mental health and student well-being. These sums will allow in particular the hiring of specialized resources, the release of personnel for training purposes and the purchase of equipment, ”specified the Ministry of Education, which is devoting a total of $ 38 million for all of these. measures put in place to support young people until June 2022.
The ministry also announced the payment of additional sums to Alloprof and Tel-jeunes for a total of $ 12 million.
Thus, Alloprof will be open in particular on Sunday afternoons and this organization will hire around 100 additional responding teachers thanks to the recruitment of teaching students.
For its part, Tel-jeunes will notably add 200 hours of intervention per week during peak periods.