What's it like to take an ETP program? Students talk about their experiences at Camosun.
ETP is the place to be
Sam’s journey at ETP started with the EARTH Gardening program where he realized his passion for working outdoors, and his desire to learn more skills. As he continued with the Customer Service and Level 2 programs, he learned the practice of positivity and how to think outside the box when working with team members or helping out customers. He appreciates ETP for “having his back, and always helping me out” especially being able to talk about workplace challenges during his work experience, and having Instructors that supported his problem-solving skills every step of the way.
Sam will be continuing his education by taking the Food and Customer Service program. His goal is to lead by example and demonstrate employability skills that he’s gained from ETP.
Discovering who and what you are is enough
Michael Wilson was part of the ETP Food and Customer Service program, and then went on to take Culinary Arts. When asked how the Employment Training and Preparation program changed his life, he responded: “I love to cook but I never thought it could be a career for me. I never planned further than tomorrow but when I took the Food and Customer Service program, I got excited about my future. It helped me believe in myself.”
Michael chose to continue studies, enrolling in Camosun’s Culinary Arts programming. “I’m going back to my community in Bute Inlet where I have a job waiting for me, working as a cook for the company that is building a run-of-river project there. I’ll have work for the next 12 years! I have a solid plan now and that is just fantastic, and it started with the Camosun Food and Customer Service program."
From our students
"I have learned some great strategies to enter the workforce."
"I’m increasing my math skills and learning how to handle cash without the stress of being on the job!"
"I like that in some classes I get to pick what I’m working on and how I’m going to work on it."