PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- history of special education (school records, standardized testing, etc.)
- admission interview with a NorQuest College counsellor
- able to participate in a group setting
- able to function independently in class and at the work site
- ready for employment
See Admissions Process for the steps to becoming a student.More details
This 10-month program is designed to provide employment preparation training for adults with mild developmental disabilities. Our post-secondary setting enables learners to further their education beyond high school to transition to the workforce.
Through a combination of classroom and workplace instruction, you will acquire training on current equipment, an understanding of current workplace practices, food safety and handling skills, and independent living skills. Your self-confidence and marketable skills will increase while receiving ongoing, intensive support and mentoring from college faculty staff.
During the classroom portion (term 1) of the program, you will participate in job safety skills, workplace communication, and career planning. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of community based learning events including various field trips and volunteer opportunities.
The work experience (in terms 2 and 3) is critical in assisting you in obtaining real world, hands-on, practical training. By experiencing work in variety of local businesses that you are interested in, you will gain valuable skills and business connections.
The Transitions to Employment Program is recognized by the province as a Transitional Vocational Program. Visit Alberta Community and Social Services for more information.
This program includes 450 hours of work experience:
|January – April||May – June|
|Three days per week:
Monday – Wednesday
|Three-five days per week:
Monday – Friday
Students are expected to be able to work at least five hours per day.