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Employment Transition Program

8-month program designed for individuals with cognitive or mental health disabilities. 

Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni
Starts: September
  • This supportive program teaches students about the work, life, and social skills needed to prepare for employment.
  • Unpaid work experience is a required component of this program.
  • Skills training may lead to competitive employment, supported work, volunteer opportunities, or further skills training, depending on the student.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the skills acquired by the students, they may exit to competitive employment, supported work, volunteer positions or further specific skills training.  Types of employment will range according to student ability, interest and local labour market influences.

Admission Requirements

  • 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 Access for Students with Disabilities for more information.

To Be Successful

Students must 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.


Program Requirements

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:

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Questions?

Contact:

Comox Valley
Liz Girard 
250-334-5078 
liz.girard@nic.bc.ca

Neil Holm
250-334-5000 ext. 4103
 
Campbell River
Karen Sale
250-923-9774
karen.sale@nic.bc.ca
 
Port Alberni
Ellen Chambers
250-724-8764
ellen.chambers@nic.bc.ca

 

 

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