Driving Force

Driving Force, host Rick Campanelli explores a range of vocational and technical trades that are well-paying, interesting and likely to be unfamiliar to career-seeking viewers. The program segments (around 8 minutes in length) profile practitioners of the trades or professions to find out how they carry out their work, why it interests them, and what kind of schooling they needed to land their dream jobs. The teacher guide offers information about Québec-based schools providing courses in the various fields shown in the videos. Another point of interest is that the segments often feature young women engaged in non-traditional occupations.

Each segment concludes with an interesting "Did You Know?" feature linked to the occupation.

The series will be of particular interest to Secondary, Adult Education and CEGEP students looking for rewarding career paths. They will find these segments to be insightful and inspiring.

Épisodes

Program One

  • Program 1 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:20:17
    Underwater Welding High Performance Auto Web Design
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Underwater Welding (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:45
    In the past welding was considered to be low-skill types of job, but technology, high demand and the possibility of six-figure incomes have changed the picture. Underwater welding is one subspecialty, represented here by Mark Edwards – and by Paulene Edwards, who acquired her interest in welding...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • High Performance Auto (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:17
    This segment features recent graduate Jordan Woodley at work in a Surrey BC shop that creates high-performance custom cars. Jordan "souped up" his first car as a teenager. Now he has turned his boyhood passion to work on cars into a job at internationally-renowned HPA Motorsports. As well as formal...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Two

  • Program 2 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:21:39
    Forensic Accounting Marine Engineering Energy Management WorldSkills
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Forensic Accounting (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:51
    Sylvie Ménard may not fit the somber stereotype of the accountant. She likes to laugh, enjoys music and good times – and even says she prefers people to numbers. But she is serious about her job as a forensic accountant at Canadian National Railways. Forensic accountants work to prevent, detect and...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Marine Engineering (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:35
    Charlie Mollet has always been interested in a life at sea. And now this young man in in the Marine Nautical and Marine Engineering Cadet Program – working on a ship – while taking a Diploma in the Marine Engineering Co-operative Education program year at the British Columbia Institute for...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Energy Management (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:02
    Cindy Lavallée is a student at John Abbott College (CEGEP) in the Engineering Technologies (Energy Management) program. As she works in the lab she explains that the three-year program is both theoretical and technical, enabling her to touch and build things as well as learn about them. Margaret...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • WorldSkills (Segment)

    Durée : 0:01:03
    WorldSkills is a skills competition, jobs and careers event held biennially in different countries around the world. Jack Dusseldorp of Skills Across the World – Australia notes that new technologies have largely eliminated the dreary repetition of assembly line work. Now problem-solving,...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Three

  • Program 3 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:20:19
    Plumbing Thanatology Aerospace
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Plumbing (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:14
    Giancarlo Lacombe, A Montreal-based plumber acknowledges that he was influenced in his career choice by the fact that his father is a plumber. But this graduate of the École des métiers de la construction de Montréal made up his own mind. Taking pride in being "good with his hands" and his ability...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Thanatology (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:52
    Thanatology a subject associated with the funeral services industry. It is the scientific study of death, in both its physiological aspects and its social dimensions. This word may be unfamiliar to most career information seekers. But as host Rick Campanelli explains, funeral service professionals...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Aerospace (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:55
    Sandy Dupuis helped assemble the "Space Station Remote Manipulator System", commonly called Canadarm2. From the time she was a young girl she was fascinated by space exploration. Making her interest a career, she enrolled in the École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal . In an interview at...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Four

  • Program 4 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:21:44
    House Painting Fashion Flight Dispatcher Guidance Counsellor
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • House Painting (Segment)

    Durée : 0:04:28
    After trying a variety of careers, Ann Jobin settled on one that that gave her a satisfactory steady income, regular hours and the opportunity to do work she enjoyed: painting the interiors of clients' homes. This field entails understanding the nature of the surface to be painted - wood, plaster,...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Fashion (Segment)

    Durée : 0:04:47
    When he was sixteen Duy Nguyen knew what he wanted to do in life: become a fashion designer. Patterns and fabrics become a way of doing art, he says. Now a significant person in the fashion industry, this video segment follows him as he completes his training at Montreal's LaSalle College. Lorraine...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Flight Dispatcher (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:06
    Being a flight dispatcher at an airport is a highly-skilled, multi-facetted and sometimes nerve-wracking job – but a meaningful and satisfying one, according to Sebastien Bouchard. At the time this segment was taped Sebastien Bouchard worked as a flight dispatcher ( régulateur de vol ) for a...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Guidance Counsellor (Segment)

    Durée : 0:04:03
    This segment, featuring Montréal guidance counselor Sandra Salesas, should be viewed early in one's search for a career. Salesas explains that there are two important perspectives one should keep in mind when trying to choose a career: the personal perspective (who you are, what are you interests,...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Five

  • Program 5 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:18
    Tools and Die Maker Hair Dressing Electrician
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Tools and Die Maker (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:08
    Companies are looking for welder-filters, specialized filters, boilermakers, metallurgical engineers and chemists. There are also good prospects in sheet metal work, both on construction sites and in manufacturing plants. The aerospace industry, which depends heavily on metal work, is one of the...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Hairdressing (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:31
    Personal services will become more important in the future as the population ages. For instance, a growing number of people will be using estheticians and body-care centres. And the clientele seems to be expanding, since more and more men are taking an interest in body care. Did You Know? Personal...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Electrician (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:44
    This program features an electrician who is working on a construction site – and who goes against all the stereotypes, as she is a petite woman who first graduated from university before she took up her trade. She loves her job, and has gained the respect of her co-workers. Did You Know? Before...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Six

  • Program 6 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:18
    Radio-oncology Carpentry Multimedia
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Radio-oncology (Segment)

    Durée : 0:07:17
    Johanne Simard has a special way of treating her patients, who suffer from cancer, with compassion. But along with her capacity to comfort the afflicted, she also has the latest devices that science and medical technology can bring to bear on this frightening disease. Johanne is a radio-oncologist...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Carpentry (Segment)

    Durée : 0:04:35
    Brent Rigby, a graduate of a Building Trades program, specializes in turning houses damaged by fire or neglect into livable homes again. This work can be challenging, yet rewarding: "Years later I'm going to look back on this house and say, 'Look What I did'. This place used to be condemned. Now,...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Seven

  • Program 7 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:18
    Forestry Printing Animation
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Forestry (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:02
    Karine Allen is a forestry technician on the West Coast. She sometimes starts forest fires as a way of helping the forest to survive. Did You Know? The forest industry is the largest industrial employer in Canada, responsible for almost one million direct and indirect jobs across the country.
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Animation (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:40
    Randy Young has always loved to draw, but he knew he'd made the right choice when he realized that his drawings could move.
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Eight

  • Program 8 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:18
    Violin Maker Skills Across the World Chef
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Violin Maker (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:20
    Andrea is working hard with violin maker Tom Wilder to master the ancient art of making and repairing string instruments. Did You Know? Most violins have been industrially produced in large shops. Factory produced instruments don't have the quality of the violins made by the great craftsmen, but...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Skills Across the World (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:56
    In becoming a mason, Glenn Brasen certainly didn't expect his trade to take him around the world.
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Chef (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:37
    At the age of 8, Jean-François Quaglia was making desserts for his parents. Today, he is a chef in Vancouver. Did You Know? The Food and Beverage sector employs the most people and is the fastest growing sector of the tourist industry.
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Nine

  • Program 9 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:18
    Restaurant Services Adventure Tourism Respiratory Therapists
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Restaurant Services (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:35
    A graduate in restaurant service, Doushka Langevin makes sure that her customers feel at ease and are enjoying fine food experiences in her restaurant. The links posted above provide information about careers and training in the field of Restaurant Services. More information is available at...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Adventure Tourism (Segment)

    Durée : 0:03:56
    " Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism involving exploration or travel to remote areas, where the traveler should expect the unexpected. Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity as tourists seek unusual holidays, different from the typical beach vacation. Mountaineering...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Respiratory Therapists (Segment)

    Durée : 0:07:38
    Chantal Rioux became a respiratory therapist to treat people with asthma, like her little sister. The American Association of Respiratory Care's site, includes lots of information about the occupation of respiratory therapist. See also: The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists Did You Know?...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Ten

  • Program 10 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:15
    Glass Landscaping Sound Engineering
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Glass (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:29
    Paper is not the only material David Ménard draws on. He has chosen to express his creativity transparently. Student interested in exploring the potential of a career in the glass industry should visit the website of the Canadian Glass Association . To find out more about the history of glass and...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Landscaping (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:09
    Barely one year after completing her training in landscaping, Charlotte is already supervising major projects. Students interested in continuing their education in Landscaping should visit the website of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association for a province-by-province list of schools offering...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Sound Engineering (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:47
    This video segment shows Karim Blondy learning to master the basic principles of the physics of sound and turn them into music. The Trebas Institue offers courses (in English and French) in Audio Engineering and Production Training. Did You Know? The first synthesizer capable of reproducing just...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Eleven

  • Program 11 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:16
    Rehabilitation Assistant Community Agriculture Videographer
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Rehabilitation Assistant (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:34
    Despite a difficult spell while she was studying, Marni Crawson finally achieved her dream: helping other people put their life back together after an accident or illness. The website of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec provides a great deal of information about the profession...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Community Agriculture (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:04
    At Tessa's Garden, an organic farm, Marie-Clothilde is learning to grow vegetables without pesticides or insecticides. Jean-Martin Fortier is known internationally for his success in organic farming. His farm in the Eastern Townships is called Les Jardins de la Grelinette . He was interviewed on...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Videographer (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:03
    Marcel Gallant makes videos. When he's taping he wears a variety of hats, including director and associate producer. Did You Know? The first television station was setup in the US in 1927. The first programs were broadcast the following year to the 3 happy owners of televisions. Television didn't...
    Classification
    • Primaire 3e cycle P3 Primaire 3e cycle
    • Secondaire 1er cycle S1 Secondaire 1er cycle
    • Secondaire 2e cycle S2 Secondaire 2e cycle
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 5e année S25 Secondaire 2e cycle 5e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Twelve

  • Program 12 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:16
    Home Care Small Engine Repair Network Administrator
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Home Care (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:56
    Christine Gendron is a nurse with a difference: she does post-natal home visits. To stay up-to-date on the field of health care, visit the U.S. portal allnurses . It's a meeting place for nurses around the world, with news and hundreds of useful links to training and jobs, as well as the latest...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle S2 Secondaire 2e cycle
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Small Engine Repair (Segment)

    Durée : 0:04:35
    As a child, Pierre Lavoie would help his father take apart and repair small engines. Now he has turned that childhood interest into a profitable occupation. Did You Know? Weekend mechanics will have to become more knowledgeable to fix their lawnmowers, snowmobiles and other small-engines. Engines...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000

Program Thirteen

  • Program 13 (Full Length Video)

    Durée : 0:22:15
    Refregiration Technology Weaving Prosthetic Technician
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Refregiration Technology (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:21
    Alexander Murray spends his days working on other people's fridges. He is studying refrigeration to learn how to maintain these appliances that adds so much convenience to our lives. A Diplôme d'études professionnelles (DEP) in refrigeration can be obtained from the Centre de formation...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Weaving (Segment)

    Durée : 0:05:40
    Lysanne Latulippe loves producing fabric, but to do that she had to learn to use a computer. "The Textile Construction program offered by the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal at the Montréal Centre for Contemporary Textiles offers a range of specialized courses (including a college-level degree in textile...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000
  • Prosthetic Technician (Segment)

    Durée : 0:06:10
    The Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO) is a non-profit, volunteer organization representing more than 350 professionals across Canada in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics. Our professional members are practicing prosthetists and orthotists certified through the Canadian...
    Classification
    • Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année S24 Secondaire 2e cycle 4e année
    • Collégial C Collégial
    • Éducation des adultes A Éducation des adultes
    2000