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Vitesse Re-SkillingTM Canada Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization created to provide cost-effective solutions to meet the dynamic skills needs of the emerging and growth-oriented knowledge-based sectors.

The program was started in Ottawa to provide industry with software-engineering resources by Re-Skilling under-employed or unemployed science and engineering professionals. It has since expanded to include additional co-op based individualized training solutions for fields such as photonics, bioinformatics, microelectronics, and wireless communications as well as green construction technologies. Vitesse also offers workplace adjustment and enrichment programs for new and existing knowledge workers creating a training model built on the premise of a comprehensive skill continuum.

 



Current Programs

 

 

 LEED™ TRAINING WORKSHOP

 LEED v4 - Building Design and Construction

 LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a globally recognized third-party building certification system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The LEED rating system is administrated by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in Canada.  Its purpose is to provide independent verification of a real estate or building project’s degree of resource efficiency.

PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP: This workshop is designed to help people understand the LEED rating system in detail and take the necessary LEED exams if they like. Passing the LEED Exam allows professionals to have the required LEED AP designation to work in a team for certifying buildings.

WORKSHOP CONTENTS: Areas covered include all credit categories described in LEED v4 - Building Design and Construction Reference Guide.

WORKSHOP DELIVERY MODE: In-class instructor led and on-line in real time.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, Architects, Building Owners and Managers, Developers, Energy Managers, Environmentalists, and individuals wishing to be educated about LEED and/or to write the exam to become either a Green Associate or a LEED Accredited Professional (AP).

FORMAT:      Three full consecutive days:
                     8 am to 5 pm everyday (Lunch break: 12 noon to 1 pm)

  DATE:         Wednesday, Thursday and Friday November 26, 27, 28, 2014.

 WHERE:       Vitesse Re-Skilling
                     359 Terry Fox Dr. Suite 210
                     Ottawa ON, K2K 2E7  

COST:            In-class: $850 plus 13% tax (HST)
                    
 On line in real time: $600.00 plus 13% tax (HST)
                      (Remote students will receive course notes via email prior to the course)

REGISTRATION:  Opening soon.

Have questions? Contact Vitesse at 613-254-9880

 

INSTRUCTOR: Renee Benjamin, PhD, LEED AP, CEM, CDSM

Ms Benjamin is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and an award-winning consultant with over fifteen years of work experience in the areas of energy and sustainability programs in the US and Canada.

 

 


 

 

 

Completed Programs

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BRIDGING PROGRAM
FOR INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

·         Vitesse Re-Skilling is now taking applications for its Environmental Career Focus Program.

·         The program is filling up quickly, however registrations are still being accepted and the deadline for applications is January 25, 2013

·         Program starting on February 11, 2013 (9 am – 4 pm).

·         The program is a seven-week full time (9 am—4 pm) program followed by an eight week work placement.

·         Vitesse is working with the Environmental Career Organization (ECO Canada) to help qualified International Trained Professionals find employment

NOTE: This is not a technical training program.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program consists of classroom training and work experience.

 

A seven-week full time classroom curriculum covers:

·         resume writing

·         interview skills

·         project management

·         Canadian workplace culture

·         environmental issues

·         technical writing for the environment sector

Depending on your area, this may be complemented by work experience opportunities such as:

·         networking events

·         informational interviews

·         job shadowing

·         mentoring

·         volunteer opportunities

·         work placements

The work experience component is approximately 8 weeks in length starting in April, 2013.

N.B. ECO Canada and Vitesse Re-SkillingTM Canada are NOT placement agencies. There is no guarantee that program participants will obtain a work placement. The purpose of the program is to gain the skills and knowledge required for participants to seek employment-related opportunities in a supported and guided environment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document

PROGRAM COST

Phase

Cost

Application

No fee

Registration

$75 OR $25 for Certified EPs or EPts

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements for the program:

·         Minimum of five years of experience working in an environmentally related field

·         Degree or a diploma in an environmentally related area (Foreign Credential Evaluation required)

·         Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 in all four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening (proof of proficiency required)

·         Underemployed or unemployed

·         Eligible to work in Canada

·         Commitment to attend classes and complete course activities

·         Self-motivation and strong dedication to independent employment search

To apply, contact Ray Barton, ray.barton@vitesse.ca, 613-254-9880, ext 223 or

 Mehdi Nasrin, EIB Program Coordinator, mehdi.nasrin@vitesse.ca, 613.254.9880 ext.229

·         Applications deadline: January 25, 2013

·         Complete the application process by emailing your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) results and an updated resume to the above mentioned contacts.

·         Please note that Vitesse Re-SkillingTM Canada will require you to do an in-person interview if you are chosen as a finalist.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

The EIB Program is being delivered by Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada.

For further inquiries about the program please contact:

Ray Barton

CEO and Program Director

ray.barton@vitesse.ca

Vitesse Re-Skilling

Suite 210- 359 Terry Fox Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2E7

613.254.9880 ext.223


 

 

 


 

Course curriculum was developed by ECO Canada.

 

 

 

 

LEED™ TRAINING WORKSHOP

 

 LEED Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations (NC)

 LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a globally recognized third-party building certification system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The LEED rating system is administrated by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in Canada.  Its purpose is to provide independent verification of a real estate or building project’s degree of resource efficiency.  Areas covered include energy and water efficiency, indoor air quality, emissions, proximity to mass transit, use of recyclable materials, renewable energy, etc.

 PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP: This workshop is designed to help people understand the LEED rating system in detail and take the necessary LEED exams if they like. Passing the LEED Exam allows professionals to have the required LEED AP designation to work in a team for certifying buildings.

WORKSHOP DELIVERY MODE: In-class instructor led and on-line in real time.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Engineers, Architects, Building Owners and Managers, Developers, Energy Managers, Environmentalists, and individuals wishing to be educated about LEED and/or to write the exam to become either a Green Associate or a LEED Accredited Professional (AP).

WHEN:          Three full consecutive days:
                     Wednesday to Friday October 17, 18 and 19, 2012

 WHERE:       Vitesse Re-Skilling
                     359 Terry Fox Dr. Suite 210
                     Ottawa ON, K2K 2E7  

 

SCHEDULE:    8:00am to 5:00pm everyday

                      7:30am to 8:00am - Breakfast
                      12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch

COST:            In-class: $850 plus 13% tax (HST)
                    
 On line in real time: $600.00 plus 13% tax (HST)                

REGISTRATION:  Click to register   ON-LINE  

For registration in person or by cheque, please contact leed@vitesse.ca or call the office at 613-254-9880.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Renee Benjamin, PhD, LEED AP, CEM, CDSM

Ms Benjamin is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and an award-winning consultant with over fifteen years of work experience in the areas of energy and sustainability programs in the US and Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

Free workwhop for Home Owners/Renters

ATELIER GRATUIT POUR PROPRIÉTAIRES/LOCATAIRES

LESSONS LEARNED FROM HOME ENERGY AUDITS

LEÇONS APPRISES DES ÉTUDES ÉNERGÉTIQUES RÉSIDENTIELLES

ü Lessons learned from home energy audits in the Ottawa area

ü Talk to experts about your projects

ü Obtain details on available funding for energy-saving upgrades to your home

ü In how many years will I recover my energy efficiency investment

ü Leçons apprises des études énergétiques de résidences d’Ottawa

ü Parlez de vos projets à des experts

ü Découvrez les subventions disponibles pour rénovations énergétique

ü Dans combien d’années vais-je récupérer mon investissement en efficacité énergétique.

WHEN: Saturday April 28, 2012
   12noon to 2pm (
In English)

WHERE: Centre francophone Vanier
270, Marier avenue, Ottawa

QUAND : Samedi le 28 avril 2012
   14h30 à 16h30 (
En français)

OÙ : Centre francophone Vanier
270, avenue Marier, Ottawa

Bus tickets available
Light lunch will be served

Billets d’autobus disponibles
Une collation sera servie

Sign-up here!
It’s free!

Inscrivez-vous ici!
C’est gratuit!

For additional information / Pour de plus amples renseignements
Roland Michaud 613-254-9880 x227 

Speaker / Conférencière
Renée Benjamin PhD, LEED AP, CEM

Dr Benjamin is an energy specialist with a vast experience in managing sustainability and energy conservation projects in the public and private sectors. Dr Benjamin is currently working as energy specialist for the US Navy.

Dr Benjamin est spécialisée dans le domaine de l’énergie et possède une vaste expérience dans la gestion de projets de développement durable et de conservation d’énergie dans les secteurs publics et privés. Dr Benjamin travaille présentement comme spécialiste en énergie pour la marine américaine. 

Partners/Sponsors
United States Embassy
Vanier Community Services Centre
Vanier Community Association

Partenaires/Commanditaires
Ambassade des États-Unis
Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Association communautaire Vanier

Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada
  359 Terry Fox Drive,Ottawa K2K 2E7

T: 613-254-9880
www.vitesse.ca

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL BRIDGING PROGRAM
FOR INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS

  • Vitesse Re-Skilling is now taking applications for its Environmental Career Focus Program.

  • The program is filling up quickly, however registrations are still being accepted and the deadline for applications is February 3, 2012.

  • Program starting on Monday February 13, 2012 (9 am – 4 pm).

  • The program is a seven-week full time (9 am—4 pm) program followed by an eight week work placement.

  • Vitesse is working with the Environmental Career Organization (ECO Canada) to help qualified International Trained Professionals find employment

NOTE: This is not a technical training program.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program consists of classroom training and work experience.

 

A seven-week full time classroom curriculum covers:

  • resume writing

  • interview skills

  • project management

  • Canadian workplace culture

  • environmental issues

  • technical writing for the environment sector

 

Depending on your area, this may be complemented by work experience opportunities such as:


 


 


 


 

  • networking events

  • informational interviews

  • job shadowing

  • mentoring

  • volunteer opportunities

  • work placements


 


 


 


 

The work experience component is approximately 8 weeks in length starting in April, 2012.

N.B. ECO Canada and Vitesse Re-SkillingTM Canada are NOT placement agencies. There is no guarantee that program participants will obtain a work placement. The purpose of the program is to gain the skills and knowledge required for participants to seek employment-related opportunities in a supported and guided environment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document

 

PROGRAM COST

Phase

Cost

Application

No fee

Registration

$75 OR $25 for Certified EPs or EPts

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements for the program:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working in an environmentally related field

  • Degree or a diploma in an environmentally related area (Foreign Credential Evaluation required)

  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 in all four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening (proof of proficiency required)

  • Underemployed or unemployed

  • Eligible to work in Canada

  • Commitment to attend classes and complete course activities

  • Self-motivation and strong dedication to independent employment search

REGISTRATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

The EIB Program is being delivered by Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada.

For further inquiries about the program please contact:

Roland Michaud

Head of Energy Management

roland.michaud@vitesse.ca

Vitesse Re-Skilling

Suite 210- 359 Terry Fox Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2E7

613.254.9880 ext.227

 

 

Course curriculum was developed by ECO Canada.

For assistance with the application process please contact:

Rhea Castillo

Environmental Immigrant Bridging

Coordinator, Training Programs

rcastillo@eco.ca

ECO Canada

200, 308 11 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0Y2

<403.476.1949

 

 

                     

 

 

Free Information Session for Home Owners/Renters

SÉANCE D'INFORMATION GRATUITE POUR PROPRIÉTAIRES/LOCATAIRES

Energy Savings
Workshop

Atelier sur l'économie
d’énergie

 Learn easy do-it-yourself ways to cut down your energy bills

Talk to experts from the city about your projects

 Obtain details on available funding for energy-saving upgrades to your home

Win a chance to receive a free audit of your home!

Apprenez des trucs simples et faciles qui vous permettront d’économiser

Parlez de vos projets aux experts de la Ville 

Découvrez les subventions disponibles pour rénovations énergétique

 Courrez la chance de gagner une étude énergétique gratuite de votre demeure!

WHEN: Saturday January 21, 2012
   9am to 12noon (In English)

WHERE: Centre francophone Vanier
270, Marier avenue, Ottawa

QUAND : Samedi le 21 janvier 2012
   13h à 16h (En français)

OÙ : Centre francophone Vanier
270, avenue Marier, Ottawa

Sign-up here!
It’s free!

Inscrivez-vous ici!
C’est gratuit!

For additional information / Pour de plus amples renseignements
Roland Michaud 613-254-9880 x227
 

Speaker / Conférencière
Renée Benjamin PhD, LEED AP, CEM

Dr Benjamin is an energy specialist with a vast experience in managing sustainability and energy conservation projects in the public and private sectors. Dr Benjamin is currently working as energy specialist for the US Navy.

Dr Benjamin est spécialisée dans le domaine de l’énergie et possède une vaste expérience dans la gestion de projets de développement durable et de conservation d’énergie dans les secteurs publics et privés. Dr Benjamin travaille présentement comme spécialiste en énergie pour la marine américaine. 

Partners/Sponsors
United States Embassy
Vanier Community Services Centre
Vanier Community Association

Envirocentre
Enbridge

Partenaires/Commanditaires
Ambassade des États-Unis
Centre des services communautaires Vanier

Association communautaire Vanier
Envirocentre
Enbridge

 

 

                     

 

Mobile Computing Program :

 Software Development for Android Application

Date :3/10/2011 to 7/10/2011   From : 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Place : Vitesse Learning Center

359 Terry Fox Drive , Ottawa ,ON. , K2K 2E7

Registration : 613-254-9880

Instructor : Kam Cheung (Senior Software Engineer)

Android Course Description.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Android framework and architecture.
  • Learn how to build a fully functional dynamic Android app.
  • Learn how to use Eclipse to create, debug and manage an Android application.

Prerequisites:

  • Students should have programming experience in a OO language such as Java, C# or C++. Android uses the Java programming language.

Material included in this course:

  • An Android textbook
  • A set of course notes and tutorial.

Technical Training Requirements:

  • Windows, Unix or Mac OS
  • JAVA SDK
  • Eclipse

June 2, 2011 Discover Job and Business Opportunities in Leeds & Grenville

Vitesse is providing an information session on opportunities in Leeds & Grenville.  The United Way of Leeds & Grenville with Citizenship and Immigration Canada are interested in entrepreneurs, consultants and professional talent looking to expand their services to businesses located in Leeds & Grenville. While the session is focused on the needs of newcomers to Canada, all professionals either looking for work or contract their services are welcome.  The session will address:

  • What employment support is available for those looking for work
  • What business opportunities are available for entrepreneurs and consultants looking to expand their services

 Download Flayer here.

More Details and Registration Email : Ray.Barton@vitesse.ca

Environmental Career Planning

Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada delivered a Career Planning event at Algonquin College on February 22 for high school students in Eastern Ontario wanting to specialize in the environment.  The program was coordinated through the Partnering to Assure Student Success (PASS); and supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.  PASS is created by Ministry of Education as the planning team for School-College-Work Initiative and consists of Vitesse, all the school boards and public colleges in Eastern Ontario and OCRI (Ottawa-Carleton Research & Innovation).

The Career Planning event was a full day seminars, visits, and discussion panels. More than sixty students, many school teachers, several college professors and some representative from Vitesse and environment industry participated in this career discovery day.

Internationally Educated Professional Work Experience Program

Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada partnered with and assisted Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada (ICTC) in the development and pilot execution of the new Work Experience Program for Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs).

On March 28, 2011 Vitesse Re-Skilling along with other partner organizations were recognized at a public event in downtown Ottawa for their contribution to the Internationally Educated Professional Work Experience Program ICTC has developed.  The program is funded by the government of Canada. Of special significance are the Language Self Assessment tools ICTC has made available on their web site at www.ictc-ctic.ca.

Safety in Healthcare

Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada in partnership with the International Society for the Safety Science (ISSS) offered an event on health care and hospital safety for the participants in Canada and Europe on April 7, 2011.  Utilizing Vitesse’s eLearning & Collaboration Platform supported by Blindside Networks, professionals from different locations and different countries attended to the session.  Vitesse is helping and advising ISSS on distance education and the organization’s transformation in utilizing eLearning.

Vitesse-OSPE Next Election All Parties Panel on Hi-Tech

Vitesse in partnership with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is coordinating an event for April 15, 2011 to have an all parties candidate event where issues specifically regarding hi-tech, the economy as it affect engineering is discussed. The time and location will be announced very soon.


LEED™ Workshop

Vitesse is offering a 3-day training workshop on LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This workshop is based on the latest Canadian LEED rating system recently introduced by the CaGBC specifically:   LEED Canada New Constructions and Major Renovations (NC) 2009 and LEED Canada Core and Shell Development (CS) 2009.

Next workshop to be announced soon.

 

VITESSE PMO

Offering PMP Proficiency program

Vitesse-OTI ’s unique PMP Proficiency Program ™ is a three-month, part-time program for project managers planning to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Next workshop to be announced soon.

 

Learning Forum on Student Success Models for Colleges and the School Boards of Eastern Ontario

 On Wednesday June 16, 2010, Vitesse Re-Skilling delivered a Student Success Forum to the nine school boards of Eastern Ontario, as well as for Algonquin, Loyalist and St. Lawrence Colleges. A representative from the Ministry of Education was present.  The Forum addressed a planning model for the delivery of programs under Ontario’s SCWI (School to College to Work Initiative) in line with the province’s “Students Success Strategy”. 

 While SCWI has been in existence for thirteen years, there is a lack of a framework and architecture to define it in a systemic model. SCWI programs and activities have been defined and evolved over the years through formal directives. That means the related structures, components, mandates, principles, guidelines, priorities, and best practices, etc. are embedded into the descriptive communiqués and guidelines.

The framework would define and architect all the components and main initiatives of SCWI, the purpose and scope of each one, and the relationship among them using a systemic approach and modeling tools. The methodology would show us how we can develop new programs and cover all aspects based on the real needs through a holistic approach mapped on the framework; the way Vitesse did through the Phase 13 of SCWI.

During the forum Vitesse presented the basic models for program definition as well as some best practices in this regard. In addition, the other School-to-Work and School-to-College Bridging programs practiced in other provinces and around the world has been presented and discussed. 

The planning model put forth in the forum compared what is being offered in similar programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan so as to allow school boards and colleges to make an informed decision as to the future direction for the SCWI and Student Success programs.

Plasco Recycling Job Shadowing

On Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Vitesse Re-Skilling has arranged with Plasco to provide Job Shadowing and hands-on experience to students from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Students will be given the opportunity to become familiar with the details of a promising hi-tech approach for dealing with solid waste management while generating electrical energy to feed the local power grid. The students will be observing a real working environment.

And arranged with Plasco, the high technology recycling plant, to provide Job Shadowing for ten Specialized High School Major students in the Environment specialization diploma.  The students were given the opportunity to become familiar with the details of a promising hi-tech approach for disposing of solid waste collected from the curb sides in Ottawa.  The Plasco process covers solid waste into electrical energy and feeds the local power grid.  The students were surprised by the complexity involved in working with waste management and impressed with the innovative options Plasco provides for dealing with a major municipal problem of waste material.

Note:

It should be noted the programs were delivered as part of and in collaboration with the PASS (Partnering to Assure Student Success) program.  PASS consists of nine school boards in Eastern Ontario, three colleges including Algonquin, St. Lawrence, and Loyalist, OCRI and Vitesse Re-Skilling.  PASS is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University.

LaFleche Environmental Industry Tour (Moose Creek, Ontario)

On Friday May 28, 2010 Vitesse Re-Skilling provided an industry tour of the Lafleche Environmental Inc. of Moose Creek Ontario to students of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, Russell, Ontario.  The Lafleche Soil Recycling facility was constructed in response to the Ontario Ministry of Environment’s goal to increase waste diversion from landfill through increased rates of recycling.  Using microbes found naturally in our environment, the Lafleche biological treatment decomposes contaminants within the soil matrix, producing carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).  The treated soils is reused on both residential/ agricultural and commercial/industrial properties—allowing Lafleche to provide its customers with a viable and environmentally sustainable alternative to disposing of hydrocarbon contaminated soil in landfill.

Waste Water Treatment Facility Industry Tour

Vitesse Re-Skilling provided an industry tour of the North Grenville Waste Water Treatment Facilities on Tuesday May 25, 2010 for students of St. Mike’s Secondary School, Kemptville.  40 Students and their teachers from Grade 9 to 12 attended.  During the presentations and tour students became familiar with the technologies, equipment and processes involved in the city’s water treatment center.

The harmful effects of untreated and polluted water has risen in terms of being problematic in countries around the world as well as Canada.  This one-day activity focused on how waste water in urban areas is made safe and returned to the environment.

"Vitesse Start-up Service" for Lead to Win Initiative
 
Vitesse Re-Skilling. Canada is pleased to announce that it will sponsor and contribute to the success of Lead-to-Win (LTW), a program designed to help talented laid-off tech workers establish businesses in Canada.s Capital Region. Vitesse Re-Skilling. Canada is pleased to announce that it will sponsor and contribute to the success of Lead-to-Win (LTW), a program designed to help talented laid-off tech workers establish businesses in Canada.s Capital Region.
 

Partnering to Achieve Student Success (PASS - East Ontario)
 
PASS is a student program for children in grades 7 to 12 in the Eastern Ontario region.  It gives the students a chance to visit universities, colleges, research facilities, and industry partners to view a pathhway to professional occupations.


Ontario Internship Program (OIP)
 

The Ontario Internship Program is designed to support the transfer of highly qualified college and university  graduates to companies involved in developing and commercializing innovative prodducts and services.










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