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The idea of heading to university or looking for work can be especially intimidating when you’re living with a learning disability or a social/physical/mental health challenge. Capilano University’s Education and Employment Access program supports students with these challenges to transition from high school to post-secondary education opportunities or meaningful employment.
The Education and Employment Access program is designed to support young adults, no longer in high school, who may have barriers to success in education and employment. These barriers may include mental health issues such as anxiety or depression combined with learning challenges . Our courses focus on developing the skills and strategies necessary to be an independent learner in a university or employment setting. Through assessment, classroom work and individualized support students will explore career and education options, set goals and create a specific plan to achieve them. Classes emphasize skills such as practical communication, resume writing, interviewing skills and student success strategies. The second term includes a practicum in a sector of the student’s choice.
Requirements for acceptance in the program are reading and writing comprehension at a grade 4/5 level, independent self-management skills and motivation to achieve goals. Students with either the Dogwood or Evergreen certificate are encouraged to apply. High school transcripts are not required.
If parents or students are not able to attend the info session this month, please contact me for further information as to whether this program would be a good fit, and steps on how to apply!
Read about one of our graduates.