Simulation-based learning experts met in Winnipeg to explore the most recent innovations in this field. Collège instructors Mélanie Gallant (RN) and Jennifer McPhee (LPN) were among the 60 or so participants from across Canada who attended this conference.

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Collège de l’Île and the Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) are working together to integrate newcomers using the Alpha 1-2-3 program

The Third Education Summit was held on May 4 to 6, 2017, simultaneously in Ottawa, Edmonton and Moncton. This event is held every five years to develop and consolidate the network of Francophone schools across Canada. This year, the Summit’s aim was to encourage joint action around three broad areas of development for the French language elementary and secondary education system: instruction/learning, building an identity and cultural diversity.

Alice Bérubé, Coordinator of Skills Development and Literacy at Collège de l’Île, and Elise Boudreau, the Coordinator of Settlement Services for the CIF, a body with the principal mandate of helping French-speaking newcomers, went to Moncton for the occasion and presented the Alpha 1-2-3 program in the hope that it would inspire other stakeholders in Canada’s Francophone community.

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Students, their parents and all community members from Îles de la Madeleine, Québec, will explore postsecondary opportunities offered by Collège de l’Île and Holland College when the colleges visit the area May 4 to May 7, 2017.

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“In addition to strong language and cultural ties to PEI’s Acadian and Francophone community, we have much in common with Îles de la Madeleine when it comes to an Island way of life,” said Collège de l’Île President Donald DesRoches. “We look forward to showcasing postsecondary programs available in French and in English to future students and the job opportunities associated with these programs.”

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Postsecondary students will benefit from new and exciting opportunities through a partnership between Collège de l’Île and Holland College like no other in Canada.

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, courses in some programs will be available for students to take in either institution in English or French. This means Collège de l’Île students will have the opportunity to take some courses in English with Holland College. Conversely, Holland College students will have the opportunity to take some courses in French at Collège de l’Île. Students from both colleges will also enjoy other benefits, such as campus access, health insurance and language training programs.

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Spring has arrived but have you figured out what you’ll be up to this fall? There is STILL TIME to register for our college programs which start in September 2017 and January 2018.

Registration deadline is May 31, 2017. Don’t wait until summer arrives, register now!



Accounting Clerk – start Sept. 2017

Bilingual Administrative Assistant – start Sept. 2017

Early Childhood Educator and Assistant – start Sept. 2017

Human Services – start Sept. 2017

Practical Nursing – start January 2018

Resident Care Worker – start January 2018

Welding – start Sept. 2017

Youth Worker – start Sept. 2017