Wellington, PEI, February 25, 2014 – Since September 2014, Collège de l'Île has been offering a new service, the Minimidis, to provide its students with ongoing coaching. These 30-minute workshops are offered every weekday over the noon hour to students looking for additional support with different subjects.

Alice Bérubé is the Coordinator of L'ARC, the Collège's student resource centre providing this new service. "We want to give a feeling of confidence to students who need a bit more help with various subjects. Our goal is to provide a stronger foundation for those who need more support than is found in the classroom."

The Minimidis deal with various subjects, including reading, composition, organization and time management, chosen based on identified needs.

Student Marie Paule Elomo is very grateful for the new service and participates nearly every day.

"The Minimidis have helped reinforce what I'm learning at the Collège. I've been able to improve my grammar and to pick up all sorts of little tips." Marie Paule Elomo, student in the Administrative Assistant program.

At the L'ARC resource centre, students can work with a tutor, one-on-one or in a small group, to improve their reading, writing or math skills. Tutoring takes place at the centre in Wellington, remotely by videoconference or online over the Internet.

For those planning their post-secondary studies, Collège de l'Île will be offering the following programs starting in September: Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Early Childhood Educator and Assistant, Human Services, Resident Care Worker, Youth Worker and Welding. The Practical Nursing program will start in January 2016. To find out about the programs offered or to enroll, consult the Collège's website or contact the Registrar, Christine Arsenault, at (902) 854 3010, extension 241, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collège de l'Île is the only postsecondary French-language institution in Prince Edward Island. With three learning centres in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs, customized training and training based on labour market needs. It offers a stimulating, student-focused learning environment that uses cutting-edge technology.

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For more information:
Donald DesRoches
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