Workplace Skills Training Program
The Workplace Skills Training Program prepares students with barriers to employment for entry-level positions in local industry and introduces student to the college environment. Students explore their interests and aptitudes while developing social, interpersonal and practical skills needed in the workplace. A work-experience placement in a community workplace environment gives students the opportunity to develop and practice necessary employment skills. Upon completion of the program, students may choose to enter directly into employment or ladder on to more advanced programming at the college, such as Introduction to Trades, Construction Labourer, Professional Cook, Career and College Prep, and so on.
- Instructor Led Class: 35 weeks
- 20 courses totaling 840 hours (720 instructional and up to 120 work experience hours)
- Intake in September and January terms
- 3 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Will vary according to individual education plan.
- WST 105, 113,118, 119, 120 are not required for Graduation
- Literacy classes are self-paced and may be taken in conjunction with or independently of WST.
- Functional Literacy instruction is available on a part-time basis. Classes are self-paced and registration is on-going (space permitting).
- Students start at LIT 100, LIT 101, LIT 102 or LIT 103 depending on skill level.
Students will have the opportunity to gain work experience through participation in work site practicums. This fieldwork practice gives students the opportunity to practice and transfer classroom theory to worksite. Students may complete up to three practicums and may work up to a maximum of 120 hours. Practicums sites are selected to match student training needs and provide further training opportunities to participants in a realistic industry-based setting. Instructor Assistant will provide on-site training and support as necessary and can vary depending on work experience availability and student ability.
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Dates and locations
|Retail Services Program: September 3, 2019-May 22, 2019||Terrace Campus|
Workplace Skills Training Program
|WST 100||Personal Profile and Career Planning||2|
|WST 101||Managing Your Money||1|
|WST 102||Intro to Workplace Safety||2|
|WST 121||Developing a Positive Work Attitude||3|
|WST 104||Basic Computer Skills||1.5|
|WST 105||Survival Math 1||5|
|WST 118||Preparation for Foodsafe 1||1|
|WST 119||Food Safe Level 1 1||0.5|
|WST 120||Serving It Right 1||1.0|
|WST 111||Job Search Techniques||2|
|WST 113||Superhost: Foundations of Service Qualit 1||0.5|
|WST 114||Developing Social Skills for Employment||2.5|
|WST 115||Interpersonal Skills||2|
|WST 116||Interacting With Others At Work||1|
|WST 117||Rights and Responsibilities||2|
|WST 107||Fieldwork Practice||6|
|LIT 100||Functional Literacy - Reading Readiness||0|
|LIT 101||Functional Literacy 101||0|
|LIT 102||Functional Literacy 102||0|
|LIT 103||Functional Literacy 103||0|
Literacy classes are self-paced and may be taken in conjunction with or independently of WST.
Functional Literacy instruction is available on a part-time basis. Classes are self-paced and registration is on-going (space permitting).
Students must possess learning disabilities or multiple barriers to learning that have prevented them from accessing or experiencing success in mainstream courses and must complete an intake interview with the instructor/coordinator to determine readiness and suitability for the program. Assessment requirements for entry include an interview at the college with the program coordinator and/or learning assistance specialist and standard literacy and numeracy assessment measures. Minimum Level Literacy 101 functioning
|Student Union Fees:1||$125.22|
|Total Program Costs:||$3,440.92|
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year.
These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.
Books may be available in the library or can be purchased second hand.
You may be able to apply for help to pay your fees. Please come to the College and ask an advisor about financial assistance or funding that may be available. Be sure to check out the following opportunities: