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WELCOME TO TAV

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  • Overview
  • Mission Statement
  • Our Goals and Values
  • A Historical Timeline
  • TAV in the Media

ABOUT

TAV College is a comprehensive, bilingual, post-secondary learning institution located in the Côte-Des-Neiges-NDG borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We offer over 15 career or pre-university programs of study to a large multicultural body of students. From our beginnings as a smaller institution within Quebec’s CEGEP network, originally affiliated with Champlain College, TAV quickly developed into a private college, which has been recognized and accredited for subsidies from the Quebec Ministry of Education since 2010.

Today, our college boasts a brand new 65,000 square foot building, which is annexed to our original campus on Decarie Boulevard. This modern building houses four science laboratories, two media laboratories, a private café as well as many other facilities for all of our programs.

In 2018, we announced our plans to erect a third campus building, which will be ready to welcome students by the Fall 2021 semester. This new building will allow TAV to continue to expand our educational offerings as well as further develop our enriched learning experience.

 

TAV College, A building. 2013. Copyright TAV College

INSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We pride ourselves on being a multicultural institution where students from diverse backgrounds contribute to a rich and fulfilling educational experience. Our college aims to help individuals realize their full potential, academically, and personally, while respecting their cultural and ethnic diversity. A broader goal is to establish the college as a community resource center for lifelong learning. TAV emphasizes excellence in teaching and academic standards and encourages interaction between faculty and students.

OUR GOAL

The ultimate goal of the College is to train people to become competent, responsible, and well-integrated into Quebec society. Through this, the College aims to:

• provide students with the foundation necessary for developing critical thinking skills as well as independence;
• allow them to develop themselves personally, academically and professionally;
• nourish and stimulate their intellectual and interpersonal curiosities;
• stimulate a desire to discover Quebec society as well as integrate into it.

OUR VALUES

To achieve our goals, the College consistently supports its Educational Project. The project is based on four essential foundation elements in which all students and staff work, in conjunction, to support:

• Personal commitment
• The development of the individual
• Awareness of others and our environment
• Opening up to the world

OUR STORY

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1989 - TAV was founded

TAV was originally founded in 1989 as TAT (Torah and Technology School of Montreal) with the goal of providing the Chassidic Montreal-Jewish community with secular education and training, which would lead to more job opportunities in Quebec society.

2010 - Becomes private

In 1990, TAT started an academic partnership with Champlain College (Saint-Lambert), and in 2007, it began a new partnership with Cégep Marie-Victorin. Near the end of 2010, the school changed its name to TAV (Technology and Vocational college), got approval for independent status, and became a private college recognized and accredited for subsidies from the Quebec Ministry of Education (Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur).

2013 - First expansion

In 2013, the College built a modern, six-story, 65,000 square-foot building (commonly referred to as the “A” building), which was annexed to its original four-story campus building at 6333 Decarie Boulevard. The new “A building” was a major milestone for the college as it featured four science laboratories, a private gym, two media labs, a private café, a mock-daycare laboratory as well as new administration offices.

2018 - Second expansion

The TAV College administration announced in 2018 that it will expand its campus with the construction of a third building, which will be known as the “C” building. The plans for this modern building place a heavy focus on accessibility and transterior design. The plans dedicate the lowest-level floor to a student lounge center while the other floors of the building will be dedicated to more classroom spaces, a rooftop garden lounge, and exterior study zones. The new building will be located at 6005 Decarie Boulevard (approximately 150 meters from the main campus building). Construction began in December 2019, however, due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the building is only set to open its door in the Fall of 2021.

 

tav-college-next-gen-montreal-college“C” building. Rendering provided by Les Architects Joly Baygin. Expected date of completion: Fall 2021.

*This historical timeline was researched and written by Justin Hand-Gregory, Communications Coordinator at TAV College. All of the information has been fact-checked through visual evidence. Please gain approval from our communications office to use any of this information: communications@tav.ca

TAV IN THE MEDIA

CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS, 2013

UPDATED: JUNE 11, 2021

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