Vestechpro assists professionals in the clothing industry in their innovative projects
Vestechpro, a college technology transfer center (CCTT), is a non-profit organization affiliated with Cégep Marie-Victorin, the only public college offering fashion programs in Quebec. The Center is part of the Transtech network, which groups 59 CCTTs throughout Quebec, is also a member of QuébecInnove and the metropolitan fashion cluster (Mmode).
Our vision: innovation is about collaboration
Vestechpro is committed to collaboration and strategic alliances in order to position Quebec's apparel industry as a vector of innovation and competitiveness.
Our 5 focus areas
Make innovation the engine of growth for companies by encouraging the emergence of a culture of applied research, and the creation of a the research culture dedicated to the clothing sector
Encourage the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources, and support the technological development of companies, accompanying them in the search for solutions adapted to their environment and their needs.
Foster the adaptation of new business models that will enable Québec companies to position themselves strategically in the global apparel industry market and contribute to the growth of local businesses.
Seize the challenges and challenges of the community by offering Quebec businesses rapid access to relevant and strategic information on the evolution of national and international trends in the clothing sector.
Respond to the expectations and constraints of companies by providing tailor-made training and preparing competent, dynamic staff able to adapt to a constantly changing market
Activate the forces
Our relationships with our partners and customers are at the heart of our business. Our commitment to the apparel industry motivates us to offer solutions and ways to meet the industry's need for innovation.
They trusted us
They support us
Paulette Kaci, Executive Director
To improve people's skills and the performance of organizations is what motivates this exceptional manager with more than 20 years’ experience. Her curiosity and her entrepreneurial spirit have led her to take on the challenges faced by start-up organizations or those in the process of restructuring.
In 2011, Paulette became Vestechpro's first executive director. Appointed by Cégep Marie-Victorin at the very beginning of the organization, she brought together a powerful team of professionals recruited from the fashion and apparel sectors. Paulette was quickly able to position Vestechpro as an essential research centre for Quebec's apparel industry and to promote it throughout the country and around the world.
Paulette, who has a Masters in education from Université de Sherbrooke, made it her mission to position Vestechpro so that it has become a leader in the area of technology transfer in the apparel industry.
Luce Choquette, Business development advisor
Marianne-C. Mercier, Research and development manager
Coline Amblard, Marketing and communication manager
Karine Rochefort, Technical project manager
Karine studied leather cutting and making as well as tailor-made at Professional Training Centers. These trainings enabled her to develop her skills not only in the making of clothing, accessories and footwear, but also in the transformation and adjustment of patterns, in textiles, in drawing, in modeling, etc.
Karine has acquired about fifteen years of experience in the clothing industry. She started a leather manufacturing business, was a Costume Designer for Cirque du Soleil, then a Chief Costume Designer. She was also a self-employed worker (haute couture clothing, dressmaker, costume designer, etc.).
Today, she works at Vestechpro as a Product Development Technician and uses her creativity and attention to detail skills to work on research and development projects.
Audrey Coulombe, Research assistant
Our teachers and industry professionals, a precious asset
Vestechpro relies on the expertise of more than one hundred teachers from the Fashion School at Cégep Marie-Victorin and from industry professionals in order to assist its clients in their development programs.
The wealth of diversified and advanced expertise developed by teachers and professionals through the Fashion School’s various practical training and partnership programs with the industry, contributes significantly to the fields of fashion design, fashion marketing, and fashion production management.
Contact us and find out how we can help you make your projects a reality.
Our Board of Directors
Director, Human Resources
Secretary and treasurer
Implementation and Program Manager
Vice President Design and Product Development
Groupe Boyz / Aubainerie
Founder / Lawyer
Industrial development advisor - fashion
Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI)
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