Course offerings for the Employment Transition program change from year to year based on enrolment and community need. Course topics may include, but are not limited to:
Have a genuine desire to work
Be a minimum of 18 years of age
Be individuals with documented cognitive or mental health disabilities
Attend a personal interview with the instructor
Note: North Island College staff are available and happy to support unique student needs as well as assist with course planning and the admission process. Please contact the Department of Accessible Learning Services for more information.
To Be Successful
Students must successfully complete a successful work experience coordinated by North Island College or with an affiliate authorized by the College.
Students should have an interest and motivation to participate in learning about the world of work. They must be able to work successfully in a group setting or be provided appropriate support by the referring agency. As well, they must be able to arrange transportation to and from classes and other resources that are needed for their ongoing support while at college.
Department Chair, Faculty
Erin M Cathro
Accessible Learning, Adult Basic Education
Master of Special Education (Flinder's University, Australia, 2013)
Subjects: Access Education
The Employment Transition program is a supportive program that teaches students the work, life, and social skills needed to prepare for employment.
Course offerings for the Employment Transition program change from year to year based on enrolment and community need. The program runs from September to April, with intake and registration in May. Interested students are asked to contact the instructors eight months prior to the start of the program so that the department is aware of your needs and interests.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment, supported work, volunteer positions, or further skills training. Subject to funding availability, students also have the option to participate in unpaid work experience practicums. The type of positions will depend on the students, their areas of interest, their aptitudes, and the types of jobs available in the local community. Total program hours vary.
Depending on your skills, you may exit to competitive employment, supported work, volunteer positions or further specific skills training. Types of employment will range according to your ability, interests and the local labour market.
Tuition & Costs Estimate
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.
Accessible Learning courses are eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant and we can help you with the application process to apply for funding.