AEC

Specialist in Transportation and Logistics - RAC

RAC

Duration: 4 to 12 months*

*Duration varies according to each candidate's experience and availability.

This schedule can also be customized to meet each candidate’s needs.

Schedule: Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm OR Tuesday evenings and 22 Saturdays
  • Download info booklet

    RAC for Transportation & Logistics (T&L) is for people who have a significant amount of work or life experience in the field of transportation and logistics, and wish to have their skills officially recognized by a Quebec college. Often, they work, or have been working in positions such as:

    logistics coordinator • fleet manager • logistics dispatcher • transport and export technician • transportation planner • supply chain operations coordinator • transportation coordinator • dispatch supervisor • transportation planner • supply chain operations coordinator • logistics coordinator • transportation coordination • warehouse coordinator • inventory control • warehouse supervisor • operations supervisor • customs coordinator • customs rater • logistics flow coordinator • logistics analyst • import export coordinator • logistics project manager •purchasing clerk • inventory control clerk • transportation analyst

    Champlain’s RAC services can help individuals obtain an AEC (Attestation d’études collégiales) by assessing their current competencies, and providing them with training for the ones they are lacking. We also give extensive support with the job search process and T&L career development.

    I'm interested, but I don't have experience

    Champlain College Saint-Lambert also offers the same T&L AEC for people who have little to no relevant work or life experience. It takes approximately 1 year to complete, and can be pursued even with a full-time job.

  • Competencies

    The Specialist in Transportation and Logistics AEC (LCA.CB) is made of 23 competencies. To receive your AEC, you will have to be evaluated for all competencies. The competencies have been grouped in three categories:

    Group 1: Foundational Knowledge – 7 competencies

    BJ6E Introduction: logistics, supply chain, jobs and global geography
    BJ66 Basic mathematics for T&L
    BJ67 Transport network optimization: using Excel
    BJ64 Write, respond to, store and access business documents
    BJ65 Write and present business reports
    BJ61 Identify and apply effective customer service (resources and evaluations in French)
    BJ5E Sell products and services (resources and evaluations in French)

    Group 2: Specific Knowledge – 7 competencies

    BJ7E Accounting 1: Identify logistics operating costs
    BJ9E Accounting 2: Calculate transport costs
    BJ82 Transport, store and handle dangerous goods
    BJ78 Apply Import/Export processes
    BJ79 Prepare customs documents
    BJ0F Describe common T&L IT: Dispatching, Warehouse Management, SAP
    BJ71 Communicate in a second language: French

    Group 3: Managerial Knowledge – 9 competencies

    BJ8E Purchasing/Procurement procedures
    BJ73 Operations management: manage road transport 
    BJ74 Inventory Control
    BJ76 Manage a warehouse: receive, put-away, store, ship merchandise
    BJ68 Propose routes: Awarded when BJ75 North American and BJ75 International are awarded
    BJ75 Rules, regulations and processes for shipping goods in North American: Road + Rail transport
    BJ75 Rules, regulations and processes for shipping goods internationally: Marine + Air transport
    BJ81 Apply supply chain management principles in a business
    BJ83 Apply transportation and logistics skills in a real work environment: Job or Internship in T&L

    Seminars

    Integration seminars  Séminaires sur la culture et le monde du travail québécois (Intensive services)
    French/English Skills Weekly transportation and logistics-related language skills (Intensive services)
    Job Search Extensive industry links, mock interviews, CV development (Intensive/Individual services)
  • RAC Process

    1. Attend the Info Session

    Graphic showing the steps in the RAC process

    If you believe that you have skills and knowledge that are comparable to those listed in the competencies of one of the programs for which RAC services are offered at Champlain, please sign-up for an info-session to find out if RAC is the right option for you.

    In our sign-up form, you may also choose to request a personalized assessment of your CV. One of our RAC advisors will then help you determine if the RAC process is right for you.

    2. Apply to be Admitted to the College

    After attending the info session, you will need to officially register as a candidate with the College and bring the necessary documents for your admission to the RAC process. A list of required documents is available on each service’s page, in the “Preparing your Application” section.

    3. Apply to be Admitted to the RAC Process

    Once admitted to the College, a RAC Advisor will review your file and analyze all your documents. If your experience is considered sufficient, your application for RAC will be accepted. Afterwards, you will be contacted by a RAC Advisor who will request that you complete the self-assessment forms.

    4. Attend a Validation Interview

    Once you have completed the self-assessment forms, a content specialist will review your forms. Afterwards, you will be asked to attend a validation interview during which the content specialist will review the self-assessment forms with you. During this interview, the specialist will make recommendations for each competency (ex: evaluation, partial training, attend a complete course).

    5. Evaluation and Training

    For your evaluations, you will be required to provide proof of your skills and knowledge (certificates, job description, employer letter, video, etc.) for each program competency. You will also need to complete evaluation activities or participate in an interview to earn recognition for the competencies.For the partial training, you will have the option to:

    • Attend one of our seminars on a specific topic;
    • Consult our free online resources;
    • Attend group activities;
    • Receive one-on-one training from one of our experts.

    You will also have access to the College’s RAC website and to availability time of a content specialist. Upon request, you may also receive small group or individual training.

    6. Graduation

    Once you have successfully completed all of the evaluations, you will receive your AEC or DEC.

  • How to Apply

    How to apply to T&L RACIf you’ve decided that the RAC process is right for you, here are the steps you need to take to apply.

    1. Attend Information Session

    The first step is to attend an information session about the RAC service that interests you. This can help you learn more about the RAC process, which will help you decide if it is right for you.

    Sign up for an info session

    In our sign-up form, you may also choose to request a personalized assessment of your CV. One of our RAC advisors will then help you determine if the RAC process is right for you.

    2. Admission to RAC

    Meet with a RAC advisor to submit your application documents

    Once you have attended an information session and have decided to apply to the RAC service, you will need to meet with an advisor to discuss your candidacy and to submit your application documents. For a list of the required documents, please consult this checklist.

    Complete your admissions exams

    Before being admitted into the Transportation & Logistics service, all candidates must complete certain admissions exams. You will need to contact a RAC advisor and make an appointment to take these exams.

    View Sample Exams

    Sample Entrance Exam - English

    To be admitted to the RAC services for T&L, you will have complete entrance exams to demonstrate that you have the minimal linguistic requirements to be evaluated and to receive partial training in French and in English.

    If you do not meet the minimum linguistic requirements, we will make recommendations.

    Entrance Examination Explained

    Purpose

    The entrance exam is to make sure that you have the math and language skills to be able to successfully complete the RAC Transportation & Logistics process. If your skills are not at the required level, we can offer suggestions on how you can improve your skills before being re-evaluated. This will allow you to start the RAC Transportation & Logistics process at a later date.

    Format

    The exam consist of two parts.

    PART I. Mathematics:

    Consist of 10 questions (mostly multiple choice). Tests your knowledge of multiplication, division, calculating averages, squares and square roots, fractions, sequences, decimals, percentages. Can be taken in French or English. Duration of the exam – one hour. You cannot use a calculator, but can make calculations with a paper and pencil.

     

    English: Sample QuestionsAnswers.
    French: Sample QuestionsAnswers.

    PART II. Language:

    Part 1: You are given a one page text and then asked 5 vocabulary questions and 5 comprehension questions (multiple choice). Part 2: You are asked to write a short 2 paragraph composition (about 100 words) on positive/negative features, advantages/disadvantages of a topic. Parts 1 & 2 are completed in both English and French. You have 90 minutes for this part of the test.

    English: Sample QuestionsAnswers.
    French: Sample QuestionsAnswers.

    Complete your Self-Description Form

    After you have submitted your application, finished your admission exams, and met with a RAC advisor, you will then be given a Self-Description Form to complete. The Self-Description form will help you to assess your skill level for the service. Once you have completed the form send it back to us at Champlain.

    3. Attend Validation Interview

    Once you have returned your Self-Description form, a Content Specialist will contact you to schedule a Validation Interview. During the Validation Interview the Content Specialist will ask you a number of questions about the same topics you saw in your Self-Description form. The Validation Interview will help the Content Specialist identify your strengths and weaknesses in the field. The Content Specialist will then decide if your background is strong enough to admit you to the RAC process.

  • Cost

    Maximum $575*

    *There are no additional fees to use online resources, receive support from content specialists, or to attend seminars and work sessions. Maximum cost is only applicable to Quebec residents.

    Further details

    To take advantage of the RAC process, candidates must pay certain fees. The fees are based on the number of evaluations that a candidate has to complete, and may vary from one person to another.

    • $30 admission fee (non-refundable)
    • $45 for a necessary file analysis
    • $40 per competency (up to a maximum of $500)

    Maximum total: $575

    Please note that the fees above include all activities related to the RAC services. No additional fees have to be paid to:

    • Attend a seminar on a specific topic
    • Attend integration to the Quebec workforce seminars
    • Consult the online resources
    • Participate in job preparation activities
    • Participate in expert-led group activities
    • Book an appointment with an Advisor to prepare your Individual Evaluation Plan
    • Book an appointment with a content specialist to receive individual tutoring

     

  • Testimonials

    Victoria Charest

    My name is Victoria Charest, I was studying Specialist in Transportation and Logistics, and I’m 44 years old. Well, actually, it’s a sign of destiny, like, last year, when I was on vacation, the school called me because my name was up for the waiting list, but I didn’t call back, like, right away. After my vacation was done, I found out that the office where I was working was gonna close, so I saw it as a sign that said like it’s now or never. So I called back to see if my position was still available, and they said yes. And I started in November.

    In terms of my working experience, I have like 20, 22 years experience in the Transport business. I came from far because the beginning I only had like secondary 2, to later take a course in college. Everybody else they had masters, MBA, engineering diplomas, and first and second degree, so, university, I felt at the beginning really intimidated by that. But after a while I passed the same courses the same exam, and I felt really proud of myself doing really just as good as everybody else.

    The schedule is good, for me, like, I had the ability to come here full time from 9 to 4. They had an incredible, like, they work really hard to ease, for, let’s say, I have kids. My kids were sick, or I needed extra time to study, or to stay later, and like, they were always available to open a class for me, anytime I needed it. So that was, like, the working schedule was incredible. You guys did really incredible work. Concrete working experience, life experience, and different background, enhanced the experience. In some level. Even the different students enhanced the class by their own work experience. So it gave a different approach.

    I think I made some friends for a lifetime. And I got the respect from my teachers because I worked really really hard. And I’m still in contact with some of them, not every day, but I get some news every now and then from Suzanne, Michael, Andy, and it touches me deeply to know that they – I wasn’t just a student and now that I’m graduated it’s like, you’re out of their lives. They keep a certain contact and I appreciate that. That’s, it’s like being a part of a big family. Extended family.

    Natalie Dallaire

    My name is Natalie Dallaire. I was in the RAC program specialist Transportation and Logistics.

    Question: What was valuable to you about RAC?

    Well what was valuable for me is that the RAC program, you don't have to start all over again. You know, they do an evaluation, and then afterwards, you continue from where you are from there. If there are gaps, they fill it in. So at the end you're sure that all the transportation and logistics is complete. What I like about RAC is that it's an individual class, and they make the schedule as per your pace, you know. I was working in Africa, I'm an expat working in Africa for logistics, for an oil company, so working in an oil field we rotate, we work a month on, a month off. I was able to fix - Andy was able to plan my classes when I was coming back, on my time off. I would send him an e-mail, and say, ok, I'm coming in this date. And from there we would meet, and he would give me a plan from where I left off. So that was important to me. So that really get me through each class, as per the schedules, for the seminars.

    Right now with the experience that I've gained working on the field, and learning through RAC, now at this point, I'm trying to move on in the oil and gas industry. So I think I've got a good chance, I've already been approached by two oil and gas companies. They're happy with the experience and the learning I've got.

    Father: She’s gonna make it. Sky's the limit. Live your dreams. I keep telling her, I don’t know in English, vouloir c’est pouvoir! (laughs)

    Question: What did the content specialists bring to the table?

    Their experience, because they all worked in the transportation field in different fields. L'Oreal, someone in customs, another one in dangerous goods. Everybody brought their own experience, so it makes it alive. They give real life examples, which makes us understand much more how it is out there. And we're able to apply it ourselves when we're out on the field. So you know all the operations I've learned in RAC, I was able to apply them out on the oil field in Africa. And that was really important for me. And, you know, made me realize how good this program is for us.

    Question: As Nathalie's father, how did you feel about her participating in RAC, and graduating today?

    Father: Well I was happy to see to her to do it, and keep doing it, that’s the main thing. Because of the split work, you know, she was able to come back, and continue, so I was very happy about that. Very glad she finished.

    NatalieI'd say the most thing that I really appreciate is the support. The support from the teachers, the counsellors, the administration staff, everybody. If you had something, they'd take a mile extra, they'd go the extra mile to help you out, to get you to where you have to be to achieve. If they see you're working, they work with you. They adjust it so it'll fit.

    Elizabeth Gomez

    My name is Elizabeth Gomez and I’m in RAC for Transportation Logistics.

    Question: What motivated you to choose RAC at Champlain College Saint-Lambert?

    I was interested to study, but not 3, 14 years, whatever. Something really specific to get a job here, faster, that’s why I choose RAC. And the most important thing for me here was to get more contacts because my teacher he was very very good and he provided us – every time he has opportunities he sends us by email.

    Question: Since you got your experience in Mexico, you surely had to learn specifics about working in T&L in Quebec.

    Yes, different things, but right away I had to know the language. I like RAC because the [content specialists] spoke in both languages, and many things are different from here and mexico and all the documents are different, some different. So I learned a lot of things.

    Question: Did anything surprise you about pursuing a T&L AEC through RAC, at Champlain?

    I didn’t know that the [content specialist] will be a very good point to have more contact with companies, principal shipping companies. It was a plus for me, and that’s why I found my job now.

    Question: What did you think of RAC’s website?

    That was very, very good. If you don’t understand something you can go at back over there at home whatever, you can check and review everything, or you can advance the class, if you have time at home, you can check for the next class, it’ll be easy for you faster. It’s very, very good. 

    Question: How was your experience with Champlain’s content specialists?

    Everything was amazing for me. I love it, the [content specialists] were very nice, they explain, if you don’t understand something, they explain 2-3 times whatever you need. If you need more assistance after class, no problem. Yeah, always open for everyone, very nice, yeah. 

    Spanish testimonial – English subtitles

    Spanish: “Las personas de otros paises, o especificamente de Latinoamerica que no hablamos ni ingles ni francés, venimos aquí y no sabemos que tanto tenemos que estudiar, que tanto tenemos que aprender para poder desarrollarnos en las áreas que estudiamos en nuestros países. Esto del RAC es muy importante y es un encuentro muy interesante porque no tienes que estudiar como que todo, ir otra vez a la universidad y empezar de cero, no. Es como… o sea, llegas, te hacen una entrevista, haces exámenes y dicen:  si, tienes los conocimientos necesarios, empiezas tu RAC, como ya tienes el conocimiento de tu país, es rápido, rápido lo aprendes rápido, estas metiendo los dos idiomas: inglés y francés, los maestros te mandan correos de las oportunidades de trabajo que puedas tener y puedes aplicar fácil. Yo lo encuentro muy interesante.”

    English: “People from other countries, or specifically from Latin America who don’t speak English or French come here and we don’t know how much do we have to study or how much do we have to learn in order to evolve in the areas we studied in our countries. This thing – the RAC, is very important and it’s a very interesting finding because you don’t have to study everything, to go back to the university and start from zero, no. It is like… I mean, you come, pass an interview, answer evaluations and you get the answer: yes, you have the required knowledge , you can start RAC. As you already have the knowledge from your country, it is very fast, you learn fast, you’re pushing both languages, English and French. [Content specialists] send you emails with the job opportunities you can have and you can easily apply. I find it very interesting.”

    Diane Mc Neil Mc Farlane

    My name is Diane Mc Neil Mc Farlane and I was in the RAC program for Transport and Logistics.

    For me, RAC, I think it’s a very important program that you can take in school. You don’t have to go to 3 year after you have – like I have 30 years of experience in the same field. And it’s very good to be up with what’s going on the world. You’re working for so many years, and the RAC gives you information that’s pertinent for today and new ways of seeing things, new ways of doing things, and a broader view of what’s going on in transport and logistics.

    Question: How did RAC’s scheduling help?

    It’s giving you the chance to do it at your own pace – you can do it in 17 weeks, you can do it in 25-30 weeks, or take as long as you want. Like I start in February last year and just finished a few weeks ago, I could have finished in Feb, but after a year, it was a little hard to give a last push. So that’s why I finished in June, but I could have finished in a year doing it part time at your own rhythm no matter at what point you are in the program, you always have somebody there to help you.

    Question: What motivated you to pursue RAC, ultimately?

    RAC give me the chance to expand my knowledge. For me, I just wanted to take logistics, purchasing warehousing and I had to take transportation and I realize that you know much more than you think you know. Because your experience is in one field but you’re touching a lot of fields without even knowing and without even doing it every day. But the work experience it’s amazing what you know but you don’t know you knew it.

    I know I will never regret coming back to school, and coming here, for that program – in Transport and Logistics. I would like to do another, but I don’t have experience in other fields. Maybe you have Dispatch, maybe you never know. Maybe I’ll think about it… But for now I’m glad that it’s finished, I worked hard, and at the end I think you’re rewarded for it.

     

  • Meet our Content Specialists

    Andy Brown - Advisor

    Andy BrownAndy coordinates the Individual and Immigrant (intensive) Transportation and Logistics RAC services at Champlain. He taught for 9 years in high schools and at the CEGEP level in the UK, teaching geography, geology, social education and science. On moving to Montreal in 2000 he realized a long-held dream to re-train as an English as a second language teacher. During his English teaching career he has taught adult learners in the fields of health care, commerce and information technology and has also trained over 150 English teachers. Moreover, he has extensive experience in curriculum design for the public sector and has designed and delivered specialized curricula for the private sector.

    After 20 years of teaching he is still fascinated by the teaching/learning interface and continues to teach English and business communication in Champlain’s Transportation and Logistics and Information Technology AEC programs.

    Presently he is studying for a Master’s degree in Education through the Master Teacher Program and is particularly interested in the facilitation of learning, developing student autonomy and motivation, and teacher training. His belief is that education is a vehicle through which clients can realize their own potential and professional goals, and that the classroom is a place of flux, a place of professional challenge, a place of continued professional development, a place of meaningful relationships and ultimately a place of joy.

    Andy is at his happiest guiding and supporting the clients and content specialists who make up the T&L RAC Team: to him, this is both a pleasure and an honor.

    450-672-7360 ext. 427

    abrown@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Michael Loughman - Content Specialist

    Michael Loughman

    A native Montrealer, Michael received his MBA from Concordia in 1988, specializing in Transportation. He also has a B.A. (History) from Concordia. He has held senior Transportation and Logistics positions in multi-national companies such as Cadbury, Parmalat, Pfizer and L’Oreal.

    Michael has his CITT designation (Canada’s foremost professional development association in the supply chain sector) and has been a member of that organization’s Board of Directors for several years.

    Michael returned to Montreal in 2007 after fourteen years in Toronto. He now teaches at Champlain College in Saint Lambert, where he develops and delivers several Transportation and Logistics courses. He also teaches “Fundamentals of Business” in the DEC program. Michael is also that school’s Internship Coordinator.

    He has also taught at Concordia and at Vanier College. He also consults; his mandates have included: internal logistics network (health care institution); reverse logistics process (pharmaceutical company); rewriting several chapters of a logistics reference handbook. Micheal is eager to share his expertise with you.

    450-672-6046

    mloughman@crcmail.net

    Jean-Pierre Castell - Content Specialist

    Jean-Pierre CastellJean-Pierre is an expert consultant in transportation and logistics. He has 24 years experience in Operations Management including 6 years as Logistics Director with Mayne Logistique, 6 years experience as traffic analyst and manager with Future Electronique, and 6 years as Senior Dispatcher with Clarke Transport. Jean-Pierre is delighted to share his vast experience and knowledge in Transportation and Logistics with you.

    450-672-6046

    jcastell@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Jana Sharock - Content Specialist

    Jana SharockJana comes from a family working in the industry and thus feels quite at home helping candidates become specialists in the field. She graduated from UQAM with an MBA in transport and logistics and immediately put her skills to work in the industry. Over the ensuing decade, Jana held posts as dispatcher, director of operations, project manager, and logistics specialist for large companies in Quebec. As content specialist in the RAC transportation and logistics program, she has wide and in-depth knowledge to pass on to her students. She is uniquely qualified to help students understand the reality of working in the transportation and logistics field, particularly in North America and cross border trade. Jana is eager to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a successful career in this industry.

    450-672-7360

    jsharock@crcmail.net

    Gerard Bourdages - Content Specialist

    Gerard BourdagesOriginaire de la Côte-Nord au Québec, Gérard Bourdages se dédie à la profession de formateur/enseignant par des études universitaires en sciences sociales et en droit. Gérard a accumulé au-delà de 17 années d’expérience en formation comme analyste, concepteur et formateur pour l’entreprise privée. Depuis quelques années, Gérard est spécialiste de contenu au Collège Champlain. Avec lui, vous apprendrez les connaissances nécessaires dans les domaines de la vente, du service à la clientèle et de la communication pour devenir un gestionnaire efficace en transport et logistique.

    450-672-6046

    gbourdages@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Suzanne Wassef - Content Specialist

    Suzanne WassefSuzanne graduated from McGill University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She obtained the internationally coveted designation of CFA, after completing the requirements, and became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1992.

    Suzanne worked in finance for over 35 years with various financial institutions, such as banks, investment brokers, investment counsellors, and institutional investors. Over those years, she occupied positions in bond trading, in institutional sales, in portfolio management and in securities analysis. She was also involved in special investment projects, such as the development of managed portfolios and mutual funds. She held several managerial, vice-presidential and directorship positions within the different institutions.

    In the early 2000s, Suzanne held teaching seminars directed towards investment professionals who had to enroll in courses that complied with the continuing education requirements of the regulatory bodies. She also gave seminars to several government organizations to acquaint them with the mechanics of investment instruments.

    Suzanne also offered non-credit courses in personal financial planning at several CEGEPs. These courses targeted the non-professionals.

    In the mid-2000s, Suzanne began to teach accounting courses on the vocational and collegial level at several educational institutions. She has been teaching the accounting courses in the Specialist in Transportation and Logistics Program at Champlain College since the inception of the program in 2009.

    450-672-6046

    swassef@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Richard Harmer - Content Specialist

    Richard HarmerRichard specializes in English and business communication, both very important skills for the Transportation and Logistics field. Originally from California, Richard wrote professionally for 6 years before moving to Quebec in the year 2000. At that time, Richard began a new career, teaching English as a second language to business professionals. It was through this experience that he honed his expertise in communication skills. Being an active member of the blogging community as well, Richard is an excellent communicator and is excited to share his knowledge with you. You’ll learn how to improve all your communication skills with him in a fun and relaxed environment.

    450-672-6046

    rharmer@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Marie-Josée Caron - Content Specialist

    Marie-Josée CaronMarie-Josée enseigne le français langue seconde au programme RAC ainsi qu’à la formation continue du Collège Champlain. Depuis 2005, elle travaille auprès d’immigrants allophones et anglophones adultes au collégial ainsi qu’au programme de francisation du ministère de l’Immigration et communautés culturelles. Après un baccalauréat et une maîtrise en Études littéraires, elle a obtenu un certificat de deuxième cycle en Pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur qui l’a conduit à entreprendre un doctorat en Pédagogie à l’UQAM. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement au jeu comme outil d’apprentissage chez les adultes.

    450-672-6046

    mjcaron@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Peter Raimondo - Content Specialist

    Peter RaimondoPeter Raimondo has over forty years of managerial experience in the transportation and Logistics field. Peter is retired after spending fifteen years as Chairman of the Canada-Europe Freight conferences, which were involved in the transportation of container traffic between Canada and Europe. Peter gained valuable container transportation experience while holding the position of Chairman. He was in regular contact with over seven major container carriers and with both Canadian and European shippers. His position also required that he frequently meet and communicate with the regulatory authorities in Canada and Europe. Peter held senior management positions with companies such as Alcan Aluminium Ltee., Consolidated Bathurst, and Robin Hood Multifoods. Peter’s wealth of knowledge make him an expert in the field and he looks forward to passing on his expertise to you.

    Testimonial

    I’m Peter Raimondo, I’m a content specialist in Transportation and Logistics.

    Question: What do you like about working for RAC?

    The whole RAC concept is something very special, where you recognize the experience of the individual, you give them credit for the experience they’ve earned on the job, and that is very unique. And we have our graduates leaving here with a certificate, an attestation of their experience, and what they’ve learned here. Many of our graduates find jobs, many, I’ve been tracking, and over 85% of our graduates have found jobs in our industry.

    Question: As a content specialist, how do you feel about the RAC website?

    The website does contain everything, the seminar presentation and all of the slides. It contains all of the pictures, the references, and it even has some exercises for them to work on. And the material is very clear, when you look at the website from the beginning to the end of the site. It’s very clear that’s expected of them and it’s very clear what to do. The material is all there. And now naturally, they have to apply themselves and use that material.

    Question: Are there any specific, memorable candidate stories you remember?

    There was one in particular, actually, and she’ll be here to tonight by the way. She was a talented lady, she was either from Lithuania, one of those countries, her French was passable, her English was good. She was reasonably bright, but she didn’t think so. I remember going to her in a classroom with questions just to see how she would react and she always did well. She was gone for an interview, and I told her, I said, look, you’re good. I would hire you. I’ve hired people, and I would hire you. So when you go there tomorrow, act like they’re going to hire you, because you’ll get the job. And she did get the job. She did not have the confidence, maybe that little pep talk helped, I don’t know, but she’s still working there, and she’s been working there for over 6 months right now. And she’s a graduate, she’ll be here tonight. I’m anxious to see her, because I want to see how she’s doing.

    450-672-6046

    praimondo@champlaincollege.qc.ca

    Malleswara Talla - Content Specialist

    Malleswara TallaMalleswara Talla received a Master of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Kharagpur, India in 1981, and a Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal in 1995. He worked for Tata Consultancy Service, Bombay, Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautique and Orange Business Services in Montreal and managed several software projects and business performance projects. He also worked as a sessional professor at McGill University, Concordia University, and Champlain College in Montreal. Dr. Talla is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Operations Management (APICS), and The Institute for Internal Controls (THEIIC). His teaching and research interests are in Transportation and Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Process Re-engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Communications, Computer Networks, Software Systems Architecture, Design, and Development.

    450-672-6046

    mtalla@champlaincollege.qc.ca


     

     

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    How many years of work experience do I need to be admitted?

    There is no set number of years of experience required to be admitted to the RAC process. What counts is what you know, not how you’ve acquired it nor how long it took you to acquire it. When considering an application, we analyze your overall experience: we consider any significant experience you may have had in the field, your education and training, and your life experience.

    Does my volunteer work count as work experience?

    Yes. For the RAC process, it is not important where or how you’ve acquired your competencies: work experience, volunteer work, self-study, non-formal training, mentorship, volunteer activities and hobbies are all considered as long as you can prove that you have performed them.

    Do I need a high school degree to be admitted to the RAC process?

    No. Some people who have not completed high school may be admissible to the RAC process. If you have not completed high school, but have significant experience in a field of study linked to one of our AECs or DECs, contact one of our advisors to see if you could be eligible for the RAC process.

    Do I need to have an evaluation comparative from the MIDI (Ministre de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion) in order to be admissible to RAC?

    No. A RAC Advisor will analyze your file and let you know whether your evaluation comparative will be required or not.

     

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