Workplace Professionalism: Skills for Employment Retention

Learn skills in a supported environment to be a stronger employee. Develop interpersonal skills and problem solving strategies as you identify avenues for success and produce a learning and career exploration portfolio.  

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni
Starts: September, January
Tuition: $115 approx per course

I really like the teachers that are helping me to learn all the things that I want to learn and other things that they think I should learn, sometimes it's hard but I’m not going to give up. I’m going to keep going because I really like college. 

Ed Schievink, NIC student

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Program Requirements

Plus a total of 8 credits taken from the following courses:

Completion Requirements

Pass in 10 credits.

Admission Requirements

  • Attend an instructor interview
  • Have a documented cognitive or mental health disability

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 should have an interest and motivation to participate in learning about the world of work.  Student success may depend on the ability to work independently and in a group setting.

Kathy O'Donnell

Kathy O

Kathy.ODonnell@nic.bc.ca
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9774 | Location CWG - 224


Neil Holm

Neil Holm

neil.holm@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4103

Brad R. Jones

Brad R. Jones

brad.jones@nic.bc.ca
Port Alberni Campus 250-724-8764
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Program Highlights

Develop your communication skills, people skills and social skills. These soft skills are important for career success. 

Learn how to identify and demonstrate a positive customer service experience, attitudes for success, effective workplace interpersonal skills and workplace safety practices. Gain decision making, goal setting and problem solving strategies.

You will gain awareness of community resources, set health management goals (nutrition, fitness and stress management) and produce a portfolio of your learning, career interests and goals.

 

Career Opportunities

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 for
Fall 2018, Winter, Spring & Summer 2019

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.

Domestic Fees

Per Course
Tuition $115
NISU Fees $42
Total $157
Accessible Learning courses are eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant and we can help you with the application process to apply for funding.