Wellington, December 10, 2019 – Collège de l’Île, PEIs French language community college, received an Access Award for creating an inclusive learning environment for students with barriers. The award was given during the PEI Council of People with Disabilities (PEICOD) annual recognition evening.
“Our goal is to offer an optimal student experience to all those who choose to pursue postsecondary education at our institution,” said Donald DesRoches, Collège de l’Île president. “We are a small institution which allows us to pay special attention to the needs of all our students. Our approach is to work in collaboration with partners, such as the PEICOD, to directly support our student’s journey.”
The Collège endeavours to customize its approaches for its college students with special needs. These approaches include overall and specific competency training, necessary adaptations for a fluid transition to college education and the workforce, and the implementation of individualized learning plans.
“We accept this award on behalf of the entire Collège de l’Île staff,” said Robert Bullen and Maurice Hashie, college program coordinators. “The success of our students is a direct result of teamwork and collaboration. Supporting all our students in their personal and professional development is something each one of us takes to heart.”
Collège de l’Île currently has thirty college full-time college students in its eight (8) programs. In addition, there are part-time students and more than 400 French second language students and customized training clients.
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Left to right: Darryl Gauthier (PEICOD staff member), Robert Bullen (Collège de l'Île), Anne Christopher (PEICOD board member), Maurice Hashie (Collège de l'Île), Devon Broome (PEICOD staff member)