Do you have experience or informal training in a trade,
but no vocational diploma?
Want to receive formal recognition of your skills?
If you have proven skills in a vocational field, it may count towards course credits from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).
If you have done any kind of training outside of school or have held a job in a skilled vocation, we recommend you meet with the Education Consultant responsible for Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC).
RAC is a way for adults to receive academic credits for their existing skills and knowledge. RAC can help you to get certified to practice a trade without having to repeat training for skills you already have.
The RAC process involves a few steps:
See the flow chart on this page for more details.
If you have the skills to receive some credits but need additional training in order to obtain your diploma, we will help you develop a training plan to complete your program.
All Cree beneficiaries are eligible for RAC. RAC requests can be made by individuals or by organizations and companies.
No, there are no costs associated with recognizing your competencies and developing a training plan.
Contact our Education Consultant responsible for RAC to see what RAC can do for you.
Individuals have a right to be recognized for their demonstrated knowledge or competencies.
Individuals should not have to redo any learning that they have acquired elsewhere. What a person has learned is more important than where, when or how it was learned.
Individuals should not have to seek recognition for competencies or prior learning that have been properly evaluated and certified by an official system.