Next Program Intake: January 11 - June 25, 2021
The Education and Skills for Employment program is designed to increase the success of people with cognitive disabilities in a variety of areas of employment.
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.
This program is currently offered through our Cranbrook campus.
Your first step to applying to this program is to schedule an interview. Please contact the Program Coordinator at the Cranbrook campus to schedule a meeting.
Education and Skills for Employment students are required to complete workplace practicums during the course of the program. These workplace practicums are an integral part of the program where students can apply what they have learned to the workplace environment and real life situations.
College of the Rockies works with community partners to identify and secure work placements for the students. If required, practicum students will be provided with Job Coaches to ensure a successful experience for both students and employers.
In this course, students learn the skills necessary to communicate effectively. Students will read, write, speak, and listen as a means to develop purposeful skills in preparation for finding and maintaining employment. Students also actively participate in a number of activities to help them live successfully in today's diverse world.
This course develops math skills that will be helpful for employment. Students will be given a variety of assignments and exercises dealing with numbers and money.
In this course, students determine their personal preferences for jobs, research the skills needed for these jobs, complete various inventories/assessments related to the education and employment for these jobs, participate in goal planning, and develop workable strategies in preparation to obtain employment. In addition, students will become aware of their rights as workers and citizens in BC.
This course provides students with in-class experiential instruction combined with practical work experience. Students are supported in job shadowing situations and /or actual work placement assignments. Since this course has a work experience component, the jobs students participate in will vary depending on availability and location. The classroom component of the course may touch on jobs such as kitchen help, ground maintenance, janitorial, retail, and clerical. These options can change at any time.
This course looks at health and safety from a personal and occupational perspective with an emphasis on the occupational side. Students will be exposed to FoodSafe, First Aid, and WHMIS materials allowing them the opportunity to obtain certification if it fits within their educational plan. The course is experiential in nature and involves a lot of hands activities and demonstrations.
This course is intended to guide students through a personal job search. After participating in Occupational Skills and Work Experience 004, students will update their resumes and look for their own jobs. In order to do this, students will learn networking skills as well as how to use community resources available to them.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and have an identified and documented cognitive disability.
Evidence of a documented cognitive disability could be one of the following:
Students are also required to have:
Students who don’t have the appropriate documentation may be admitted conditionally on the recommendation of the instructor with the approval of the department head.
Your first step to applying to this program is to schedule an interview. Please contact Joy Brown at the Cranbrook campus to schedule a meeting.
|Student Association Fee||$55.2|
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change. Tuition fees include an alumni fee, student activity fees, and a student technology fee. In certain cases a materials and supply fee may also be included. For more information, visit: Tuition and Fees.
This program qualifies for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). The 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. Please inquire about other funding that may also be available.
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