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Workplace Essential Skills and Training Program

The program is specifically designed for students with developmental and cognitive disabilities or barriers to learning. It is designed to assist students' development with personal, interpersonal, and employment skills required to obtain and maintain employment. The overarching program goal is for the students to gain skills necessary to foster personal growth and independence.

Career Opportunities

Customer Service, Retail, Hospitality, Food Industry, Senior Care, and Child Care.

Admission Requirements

The program is specifically designed for students with developmental and cognitive disabilities or barriers to learning who are ready to commit to learning and enhancing their skills. Admission to the program requires the following requirements:

  • Minimum 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year.

In addition, students must also meet the following criteria:

  • Diagnosis or history that identifies a difficulty with learning or a documented disability.
  • Ability to attend classroom and practicum independently.
  • Demonstrate the skills to perform program related tasks with strength and endurance.

Notes on Admission

A criminal record check may be required for some modules. An interview will be required to ensure suitability for entrance into the program.

Courses Offered

Course Code

Section No.

DESCRIPTION

DEVELOPING YOUR POTENTIAL
September 4, 2017 – October 31, 2017

WDYP 003

F2017

Workplace Readiness I Practicum

WDYP 005

F2017

Attitudes on the Job

WDYP 006

F2017

Workplace Safety (WHMIS)

POSITIVE ATTITUDES AT THE WORKPLACE

November 1, 2017 – January 12, 2018

WPAW 003

F2017

Workplace Readiness II Practicum

WPAW 006

F2017

Workplace Communications

WPAW 007

F2017

Employment Standards

STRATEGIES FOR EMPLOYMENT
January 22, 2018 – March 23, 2018

WSFE 004

S2018

Worksite Training I Practicum

WSFE 005

S2018

Workplace Literacy

WSFE 006

S2018

Computer Foundations

MOVING TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE
March 26, 2018 – May 25, 2018

WMTI 005

S2018

Worksite Training Practicum II

WMTI 006

S2018

Community Connections

WMTI 007

S2018

Strategies for Employment


Cost


Fee Type
Cost

Tuition

$836.40

Lab Fee

$208.08
VIU Students' Union fee – ($11.27 x 5 months)
$56.35
Activity Fees
$3.50
Total
$1,107.83*

Application Fee (if applicable)

$39.30


*Fees (subject to change)

How to Apply

For more information please contact at 604-485-2878.