What to expect from the program
Through a combination of classroom and workplace instruction, you will get training on current equipment, an understanding of current workplace practices, food safety and handling skills, and independent living skills including financial literacy and budgeting. Your self-confidence and marketable skills will increase while receiving ongoing, intensive support and mentoring from college faculty and staff.
During the classroom portion (term 1) of the program, you will take part in job safety skills, workplace communication, career planning, and employment preparation. You will also have the opportunity to take part in community-based learning events including various field trips and volunteer opportunities.
The work experience (in terms 2 and 3) is critical in assisting you get 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.
Graduate with experience
NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.
You’ll graduate this program with 450 hours of work experience. Your work terms will be in:
|Term 2: January – April
||Term 3: May – June
|Three days per week:
Monday – Wednesday
|Three-five days per week:
Monday – Friday
You are expected to be able to work at least five hours per day.