Applied, entry level, hands-on learning
Start in September or January!
Your road map to a satisfying career
With our help and support, you’ll learn entry-level employment skills, obtain external certifications, get practical workplace experience, and develop the confidence to pursue further learning, volunteering and employment opportunities.
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.
Get started with Employment Preparation where you will develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge and practices that prepare you for entry-level employment training. This program is meant to be completed in 30 weeks with you learning at your own pace and level. You'll explore interests, values and opportunities so you can set goals and develop a learning plan to build essential skills for life, learning and work. Through ongoing guidance and support, you'll explore lifestyle practices that develop resilience while connecting with resources and exploring opportunities for learning, work and community connection that reflect your abilities, interests, and values.
Programs that fit you
Whether you're looking for entry-level skills, creative hands-on learning, or a training environment that suits how you learn best, Employment Training and Preparation (ETP) programs provide options.
A supportive learning environment
We offer flexible learning programs that start where you are now and provide a foundation to help you develop the confidence to pursue further learning, volunteering and employment. We will support you to connect with the college community and enjoy meaningful employment experiences.
Whether you love getting your hands in the dirt or working with people, our supportive staff will help you grow.
Sharpen your skills!
Gain customer service, time management and communication skills. You'll learn telephone and interview skills, how to deal with common workplace problems, and how to prepare a resumé and undertake an effective job search.
We’ll prepare you to ask questions that will help you when job hunting and give you opportunities to work on basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills. As well, you can get certifications like First Aid, WorldHost, FoodSafe and a modified WHMIS.