Path 13 - Encourage the largest possible number of dropouts to go back to school

In spite of all the support offered, some students will leave school before receiving a diploma or qualifications. Every effort will be made to encourage these students to return to school and complete their studies.

The joint action of several ministries and organizations is essential, in particular the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

A systematic return-to-school program

Adult education centres and their partners will intensify their efforts to reach all young dropouts and encourage them to return to school.

The SARCA services (Services d’accueil, de référence et d’accompagnement) of the adult education centres, with the help of community organizations and the Carrefours jeunesse-emploi (especially within the framework of IDEO 16-17), will offer services for young dropouts to help them envision returning to school and establishing a learning plan. These services will include:

  • counselling and information services on programs of study and the job market
  • counselling and support services provided by the school boards

Increased support for staying in school and student success

School boards will ensure the continuity of the educational and complementary services students need when they change educational sectors.

MELS will continue its implementation of complementary services in the adult education sector.

It will draw up an inventory of best practices concerning young people 16 to 24 years of age who return to school, and will publicize these practices.

Balance between work and studies

In collaboration with employers, school boards will undertake initiatives to facilitate work-studies balance for students in vocational training or adult education.