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The Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWA Foundation) presented twelve 1st and 2nd year Welding Program students from WQCC with $2,500 each, through the CWA Foundation’s Secondary and Post-Secondary Awards Programs.
Founded in 2014, both the CWA Foundation Secondary and Post-Secondary Awards Programs were created for the purpose of promoting and encouraging students in pursuit of post-secondary education in welding. Each successful student received $2,500 in financial support to help offset the cost of their studies. Each participating student had to prepare a 750-word essay on their academic achievements, community and school involvement, accomplishments, welding related volunteer or work experience, their personal goals, and their challenges. They also had to include reference letters from a teacher or employer.

Of the twelve, one student was awarded the Joseph Doria Exemplary Student Award. This is a National Award presented to a welding student who shows exemplary perseverance and welding skills.

This prestigeous award was presented to Matthew Smith, who received $3,500 and a state-of-the-art helmet from Joseph Doria himself.

Mr. Doria spoke highly of WQCC’s welding facility, saying it was one of the best he had seen in all of his travels.

Congratulations to all! View photo gallery

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Registrations for 2015-2016

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Parents of students new to the school system may register their child/children at their local school. For more information please visit Registration page

To register your child for Pre-Kindergarten he or she must be 4 years of age on or before September 30th, 2015 or 5 years of age on or before September 30th, 2015 to register for Kindergarten.

For the registration dates and times for your local school please click on the appropriate link below;

For Aylmer, Hull and Gatineau Schools click on the Outaouais regional schools' link. For Shawville, Quyon, Campbell’s Bay and Chapeau Schools click on the Pontiac regional schools' link. The dates indicated have passed, though the procedures are still valid.

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The Western Québec School Board would like to inform the public of the following:

Security Background Check

Gatineau, August 26, 2014 - Parents/Legal Guardians,

The Western Québec School Board is pleased to inform you of the revised procedures and guidelines regarding the Security Background Check (SBC) for current and new employees, volunteers, and service contracts working in our schools and centres. The procedures were updated to clearly outline the process of the SBC, and more importantly, ensure that all individuals in the presence of students and staff members have undergone a SBC.

Consequently, future employees, volunteers, and contract workers will be required to complete a “Declaration Concerning a Judicial Record”; no one will be permitted, in any circumstances, to begin work/volunteer in schools and centres before receiving authorization from the Human Resources Department.

Information regarding the “Declaration Concerning a Judicial Record” is also available at your local school /centre.

Our responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff members of the Western Québec School Board.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Paul Lamoureux
Director General

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