APDIQ publishes report on future skills of interior designers

The Association professionnelle des designers d'intérieur du Québec (APDIQ) has published a report that aims to be a roadmap for the future of the interior design community.

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As part of the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail’s (CPMT) Évolution – Compétences, Volet Innovation et connaissance program, the Association professionnelle des designers d’intérieur du Québec (APDIQ) has published a report based on the results of consultations, workshops and ideas exchanged during the APDIQ Colloque 2022.

The report, entitled État des lieux en matière de compétences du designer d’intérieur au 21e siècle, constitutes a veritable roadmap for the interior design community and was designed to shape the futre of the profession.

Interior designers are known for being forward-looking. As the skills of the future are being prepared today, APDIQ is equipping interior design professionals with a tool to help them adapt to future challenges. These include digital transition, environmental crises, economic fluctuations, the hybridization of work modes and more, so that everyone can look to the future with confidence.

“For over 10 years, the Association of Interior Designers of Québec (APDIQ) has been committed to providing tools and services to support its members, support their development and promote the quality of their professional practice,” said executive director, Marie-Claude Parenteau-Lebeuf.

“In 2019, the APDIQ published the Référentiel des interior designer’s competencies, marking the first milestone in the development of the definition of the professional profile of the interior designer, according to the standards of teaching and practice in Québec.”

In 2022-2023, the Skills of the Future project, with financial support from the Québec government for the APDIQ, set a second milestone in the definition of the professional profile. The aim was to give interior designers a platform to express themselves and meet the needs of the community.

The report also shows that ethical awareness, learning and maintaining skills, and community spirit will be at the heart of interior designers’ future expertise.