Closely associated with the college education network in Québec, the CCTTs actively contribute to the training of the next generation through various activities and actions.
At the inception of the first CCTTs in 1983, the Québec government was betting that a greater proximity between business and higher education, through applied collegial research, would be highly beneficial and strategic for the modernization and socio-economic development of Québec. Since then, the stakes of access to highly qualified professional resources has become central to Québec employers. This is why Synchronex members enthusiastically participate in the collective effort by undertaking more and more initiatives that have a considerable impact on college and university students.
The collaboration between teaching and applied research
There are many CCTT contributions to college and university education. Indeed, CCTTs serve as unique research and experimentation sites allowing teachers to update their knowledge and stay up to date on the needs of businesses and organizations in order to better adapt college training and prepare the next generation on the professional level.
Experiential learning for students
By employing hundreds of trainees, CCTTs truly provide students with the opportunity to use the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom and gain hands-on experience by doing the work for which they are trained as part of their program. At the same time, students have the first experience with a team of professionals as well as with the research and innovation ecosystem. They also have access to state-of-the-art equipment. In doing so, students increase their ability to find a well-paying job upon graduation and the opportunity to become agents of change in the companies and organizations that will employ them.
Through their activities and the development of their network, CCTTs contribute to promoting colleges both provincially and internationally.
A few figures to summarize the impact on training *
In 2016-2017, 384 students participated in proceedings, 274 trainees and 8657 students participated in the information and training activities. Overall, 9,315 students participated in CCTT activities. Finally, 456 teachers and other college staff were cleared to carry out activities across all CCTTs.
Since 2012, more than 41,511 students have participated in CCTT activities and 1683 teachers and other college professionals have been cleared to carry out activities in all CCTTs.
* According to the Sommaire statistique 2016-2017 — Centres collégiaux de transfert de technologie from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.