For adults with mild developmental disabilities
Transitions to Employment
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
|There are no further intakes available for this academic year.|
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
This program is designed to provide employment preparation training for adults with mild cognitive developmental disabilities.
Through a combination of classroom and workplace instruction, students will acquire training on current equipment, an understanding of current workplace practices, and increased self-confidence while receiving ongoing, intensive support and mentoring from 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.
Transitional Employment Program is also known as the 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.