At the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, we understand the magnitude of the daily challenges that entrepreneurs face, particularly young ones. This is why the Fonds is proud to partner with the École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce and contribute to developing excellence in Québec entrepreneurship. Each year the Fonds awards a bursary to two entrepreneurs enrolled in the school to cover part of their tuition. The École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce provides the entrepreneurs of tomorrow training, which is given by high-level entrepreneurs. To date, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ has supported the following six entrepreneurs through this bursary program: Simon Labrecque (Air Ambiant), Guillaume Leprohon (Leprohon), Marie-Claire Filion (Industrie Bourgneuf), Yannick Gardner (Les Aciers Solider), François Dubuc (Nitek Laser) and Robert Michaud (Ramp-Art). All of these bursary recipients are heads of companies or are highly positioned within the companies they work for. The study program lasts two years.
Jean Wilhelmy and Jean-Marc Wassef, from the Fonds, and Yannick Gardner (center), from Les Aciers Solider