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 Trans-tech 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 objectives :
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
For more than 10 years, Coline has worked to bring business communities together and to showcase the expertise of companies and organizations between France and Canada. Passionate about corporate communication and the organization of large-scale business events, her goal is to popularize applied business research and promote the success of Vestechpro's clients. She also holds a master's degree in international marketing obtained in 2012.
In recent years, Coline has been involved with entrepreneurs and small businesses to support them in their marketing strategy and deployment, and intervened with an incubator to train the cohort on the use and optimization of their profile. LinkedIn.
His experiences in the fashion industry, vocational training and economic development agency allow him today to use all the strengths of Vestechpro for the benefit of the apparel industry.
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
Researchers, teachers and industry experts, A network of experts
Vestechpro benefits from a large network of experts from all industries, who collaborate regularly on Vestechpro client's projects. Whether it be teachers from the Cégep Marie-Victorin Fashion School, researchers from partner universities or other CCTTs, these collaborations are at the service of Vestechpro's client companies.
The clothing industry is increasingly coting with related industries: electronics, health, new technologies ... these resources constitute a pool of knowledge and know-how among the most diversified and progressive to boost innovative projects from Vestechpro customers.
Contact us and find out how we can help you realize your projects.
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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