Today, LaSalle College, member of the LCI Education network, is launching the Portfolio section, a social platform where students and graduates part of the network can exhibit their achievements, know-how and creativity to the public as well as employers in search of new talent.
The platform is a unique showcase allowing visitors to discover students’ and graduates’ creative work. Through this educational tool, which they can use as part of their academic course and after their studies, they will be able to deposit up to 20 projects in addition to their CV. Projects can be presented through various media such as video, images or documents.
“With the roll-out of the platform throughout the LCI Education network, students and graduates will have access to many exclusive job offers. This new tool will also let them stand out from other candidates in the eyes of potential employers, who will now be able to better evaluate and recognize their talent and potential,” mentioned Claude Marchand, President & CEO of the LCI Education network.
The Portfolio section: a recruitment tool
In addition to posting job offers, recruiters will also be able to use the platform to find new talents and identify at a glance the most qualified candidates according to their own search criteria.
LCI Education network selection
To highlight the best projects, every week a panel will identify a favourite project of the editorial board, called the LCI Education network selection. This distinction means that the best projects will be featured on the front page of the Portfolio section, making them especially visible to employers, peers from the LCI Education network community, and the public at large, which consists of 22 post-secondary campuses on 5 continents.
The most popular projects
The Portfolio section community will also be invited to express their opinions via the new platform. Interactive features such as “likes”, “comments” and “shares” will allow visitors to select their favourite projects, which will be featured on the homepage, while students and graduates will benefit from instant community feedback.
Open to pedagogical innovation and always ready to face new professional challenges, three teachers at LaSalle College experimented with a cutting-edge technology. Nathalie Goron, Daniela Caputo and Manon Wascher offered their students online courses via the Adobe Connect virtual platform.