The Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education has granted the sum of $45,000 for the establishment of the Eastern Townships Mother's Schooling Program, which includes the ‘Smart Mom ‘and Groupe MOUV. The purpose of the program is to promote the return to school and the integration into the labour market of mothers in the region. It is an initiative of the partners of the MRCs of des Sources and Granit, in collaboration with the Commission scolaire des Sommets. Richmond MNA and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Youth Affairs, Karine Vallières, and the Mégantic MNA and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification, Ghislain Bolduc, made the announcement Monday, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Sébastien Proulx. The grant will allow for the completion of the first phase of the program, which includes both academic and entrepreneurial components, through which workshops on socio-professional, parental or psychosocial topics will be discussed. See full story in the Tuesday, March 27th edition of The Record.