Will my D.E.C. be useful outside of Quebec?
January 23, 2009 12:44 PM   Subscribe

Is a Quebec DEC in in Electronics Engineering Technology recognized by employers outside of Quebec?

I'm planning to go to a Cegep here in Quebec to do a 3-year DEC (collegial diploma) in Electronics Engineering Technology.

The program course list is similar to electronics technician programs in Ontario and BC, which seems like a good thing, since I plan to move to Ontario or BC some day. But since don't want to find out that my diploma isn't recognized by employers outside of Quebec, I need more data. So here are my questions:

1) If you found work outside of Quebec based on your career/technical DEC, or if you weren't able to find work, I would love to hear about it. Especially if you tried to find work in Ontario.

2) Also, where should I look to find data/statistics regarding Cegep graduates who find work in other provinces, or data on employers outside of Quebec who hire Cegep graduates?

I'd appreciate any help, insight or anecdotes.
posted by blisterpack to Education (1 answer total)
DECs are well recognized outside of the province, although I can't speak for outside of Canada. I had no problem working in my field in Alberta with a DEC. To be honest though once you've got some work experience under your belt employers will rarely do more than glance at your eduction.
posted by furtive at 1:20 PM on January 23, 2009

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