Hats off to you! : The CCQ shines the spolight on two students and a vocational training centre

As part of the 2020-2021 edition of the Hats off to you! competition, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) awarded two Mixité en chantier prizes, each of which comes with a $2,500 scholarship. 

This year’s recipients:

Winner of the Mixité en chantier award – Future travailleuse 2021 award

Tania Ayotte

Welding/assembly student (DEP)
Centre de formation professionnelle et d'éducation des adultes Sorel-Tracy
Centre de services scolaires de Sorel-Tracy

Winner of the Mixité en chantier – Future entrepreneure 2021 award

Andrea Sellitto

Carpentry/joinery student (DEP)
Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre
New Frontiers School Board


A one-of-a-kind professional training centre

This year, the Mixité en chantier - Mentorat prize, along with a $3,000 grant, was awarded to the Centre de formation professionnelle (CFP) de Jonquière. This award recognizes public educational institutions that contribute to greater gender diversity on Québec construction sites. 

The Centre’s involvement has encouraged female students to enroll in construction-related programs, namely by providing them with a rewarding sense of belonging. In addition, by proactively organizing activities such as group dinners and individual coaching, everything has been done to give female students opportunities to consolidate their network of contacts and break any isolation they may experience. Congratulations on all your initiatives!

A winning partnership

The CCQ is particularly proud of its ongoing relationship with the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur and the Hats off to you! contest, which showcases the unique and exceptional career paths of women who choose to work in a profession traditionally considered the domain of men. 

The CCQ wishes to congratulate the two winners and the CFP de Jonquière, as well as all the female students and educational institutions that entered the competition. Thank you for your outstanding perseverance—you are inspiring role models for girls and women and will be for generations to come.


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