Building Employment Success for Tomorrow, Certificate

Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST) is a tuition-free program that will help you design a personalized and sustainable education and career plan.

At a crossroad? Design your education and career plan with us!

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Upgrading & Preparatory

Study options

Full-time

Online

Work experience

None

Open to International

No

Length

8 weeks

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BEST student at desk

We can help you design your education and career plan

Find your path in life by examining your interests and potential in a supportive environment.

BEST students drawing pathway to future

The next program start is Sept 7 – Oct 29, 2021.

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

Find your path to your education, career and life direction

Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (BEST) is a tuition-free program that will help you design a personalized and sustainable education and career plan.

The program welcomes adult learners at any stage of life who are engaged in a transition to explore career and educational opportunities in a diverse and changing world.

The benefits of participating in BEST include the following:

  • Clarify your values, interests, skills, strengths and preferred work environment in relation to choosing a career or job
  • Increase knowledge of educational resources, programs and community relationships
  • Learn innovative work search strategies, research current labour market trends and create informed educational, career and life goals
  • Strengthen communication and teamwork skills needed in today’s workplace and in daily life
  • Prepare for and practice interviews and create an up-to-date resume
  • Strengthen self-confidence and a growth mindset
  • Be motivated by meeting others: classmates who are also finding their direction, guest speakers and key contacts in your educational and career fields of curiosity
  • Be inspired to give back: learn about strategic volunteering and how these opportunities hone your skills, clarify your interests and build your network
  • Design a concrete and specific personalized education and career plan

As a grad, you’ll have a plan to take the next steps to your education and career success.

What you'll learn

In the BEST program, you'll develop a realistic awareness of your interests, abilities, and potential and increase your self-confidence. You will learn about work search strategies and current labour market trends and have the opportunity to set personal, career, and educational goals.

Invest in yourself

Spend eight weeks with us to set personal, career and educational goals and find a new direction. 

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

8-week program Tuition Free

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

The perfect place to start

In the BEST program, you'll develop a realistic awareness of your interests, abilities, and potential and increase your self confidence. You'll learn about work search strategies and current labour market trends and have the opportunity to set personal, career, and educational goals.

Testimonials

Tanya Jordan, on the path to higher education

If you are looking for a career change and don’t know how to go about it, I suggest taking the BEST Program at Camosun College. It’s a great opportunity to explore career and job opportunities of all types—even ones you may not have thought of. The instructors are very good at tailoring the class to fit your needs. 

I was a mature student and had not been to college for a while; I felt very supported by the instructors, was given resources for my learning style, and gained confidence in my future education and career plans. 
By the end of class, I had successfully made a career path plan, and I’m now currently enrolled in Camosun Upgrading courses and on my way to higher education. 

BEST is a small commitment for a long-term gain in your future.

 

Nina Polkinghorne, on the path to a Masters program Royal Roads University

While I was in the BEST program, I appreciated receiving very genuine and caring help with the gaps that I had in areas that impacted my searching for and landing a job. These gaps included how to approach and conduct an information interview, write a resume and cover letter, and explore my personal values, interests, and personality predispositions.     

This program is perfect for anyone interested in taking deliberate time to ask themselves the important but often missed question: What do I want to do in life? And further, to then be open to receiving help in answering that question and gearing up with tools and skills to help navigate that path.
 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

There are no formal prerequisites however, you must attend a mandatory BEST information session. Information sessions are currently being conducted over the phone. Please email Allyson Butt to set up an appointment. Allyson will detail How to Apply and get you registered. 

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School of Access

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Diane Gilliland

Diane Gilliland

Instructor, BEST

I first began working at Camosun as an instructional assistant in the School of Access before returning to university to complete my master's degree i ... Read more
Interurban Campus

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements

Contact information

Allyson Butt, Instructional Assistant

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250–370–4934

best@camosun.ca