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Education and Skills for Employment

The Education and Skills for Employment program provides a post-secondary experience for adult learners with cognitive disabilities, both learning and intellectual. Through individual learning plans, courses introduce students to workplace skills, provide the opportunity to demonstrate employment readiness and open the door for future learning and employment in our communities and beyond. This program combines an interactive classroom experience with work placement within the community.

Program details:

Location: Creston Campus

  • Date: October 22, 2018 - April 18, 2019
  • Time: Monday - Thursday (20 hours/week)
  • Delivery: On campus

Location: Cranbrook Campus

  • Dates: TBD

Tuition and Fees

For program cost, please visit the program calendar tuition page.

Funding your education

This program qualifies for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). AUG provides needs-based grants to students enrolled in developmental programs. These grants are intended to off set the costs associated with tuition, fees, books, unsubsidized childcare and transportation for students most in need of financial assistance.

Learn more about the Adult Upgrading Grant

Note: Please inquire about other funding that may also be available.

Throughout the program, students are introduced to:

  • Communication skills
  • Education and employment exploration skills
  • Employability/workplace skills
  • Work/training experience
  • Technology skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Personal awareness skills
  • Nutrition/food prep skills
  • Health and safety skills
  • Customer service skills

Students also have the opportunity to earn certificates in several short courses including First Aid, Food Safe and WHMIS.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a College of the Rockies Certificate of Achievement.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and have an identified and documented cognitive disability.

How to apply

You can apply in person at the College of the Rockies Creston Campus and Cranbrook Campus.


Kim Garety - Creston Campus
Phone: 250-428-5332

Stephanie Shaw - Cranbrook Campus
Phone: 250-489-2751 x3453