Course offerings for the Employment Transition Kitchen Assistant program are:
ACL-020 Workplace Literacy for Food Service Workers
ACL-010 Workplace Safety & Health promotion
ACL-030 Math, Measurement, and Money Skills for Work
ACL-040 Work Search & Interview Skills
ACL-042 Career Exploration – Job Shadow Work Experience
ACL-044 Advanced Work Experience
ACL-012 Ware Washing & Service
ACL-014 Kitchen Basics
ACL-016 Basic Food Preparation
Identified executive functioning challenge, barrier to learning
Students must have an interest in working in the food service industry
Attend intake interview and functional assessment in the kitchen with instructional team
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 all courses.
Students should have an interest and motivation to participate in learning about the world of work, specifically the food service industry. They must be able to work independently and follow instructions in a group setting in the kitchen and classroom. As well, they must be able to arrange transportation to and from classes and work experience placement.
Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.
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 Kitchen Assistant program is a supportive program that teaches students essential employability and kitchen skills for work in the food service industry.
Students participate in employability courses that teach behaviors that lead to successful access to, and retention of, employment. The targeted skills courses in the kitchen provide industry relevant training. This program also provides an opportunity to gain certificates relevant to the food service field including FoodSafe Level 1, Serving It Right, First Aid, Worker Safety, and WHMIS.
A career exploration /job shadow and a supported 4 work experience placement where students can practice skills in a professional kitchen environment are included in the program.
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, but may include kitchen assistant or prep cook assistant.
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.
Learning courses are eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant and we can help you with the application process to apply for funding.
Find out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.
This program is tuition refund Category 1.