A Community Hub
The Maniwaki Adult and Vocational Education Centre is dedicated to providing a respectful, caring, safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that promotes active student involvement and self-motivation, while encouraging students to achieve through the establishment of personal goals and recognition of strengths.
The Maniwaki Adult and Vocational Education Centre strives to meet the needs of the community through the delivery of appropriate and relevant programming as expressed by public demand and individual student needs.
The Centre and its Community
The Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Training Centre is located in the town of Maniwaki in the region of La Vallée de la Gatineau. The town is adjacent to the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi, part of the Algonquin First Nations. The Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Training Centre serves as the only point of English academic and vocational training for adults between Gatineau and Val d'Or.
The centre has been providing academic and vocational programming in the Maniwaki area since 1986. Catering mostly to Indigenous and English communities, the centre offers academic courses leading to a DES (high school diploma) or pre-requisites for college or university programs. The centre also offers accounting and secretarial studies programs through a blended delivery of on site teaching and video conferencing. These programs lead to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS). Health care programs and carpentry programs have also been delivered according to community requests and needs.