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Education and Employment Access Certificate

  • The idea of attending university or looking for work can be 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 or meaningful employment.

    This certificate program helps students learn skills to succeed in their future education and/or vocational goals. Students will finish with a personal portfolio, educational and employment-related certifications, strategies for success in first year courses, and current work experience in a sector related to their vocational interests.

    If any of the following statements describe you, this program will help:

    • You have experienced barriers to entering post-secondary courses/programs or finding employment
    • You are unsure about your next steps in life and need help with the transition from high school
    • You need extra support in becoming an independent learner to reach your education and employment goals
    • You may have completed your Dogwood or Evergreen certificate in high school

    About the Program

    • This full-time 8-month (September-April) program includes a 6-week work practicum
    • Small classes (14 students)
    • Through assessment, classroom work and individualized support, students explore career and education options, set goals and create a specific plan to achieve them
    • Students develop resume writing and interviewing skills and a portfolio
    • Students may qualify for the Adult Upgrading Grant

    Upcoming Information Session

    Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Capilano University, Birch Building, room BR342
    RSVP: Please call 604.984.1711 or email awe@capilanou.ca

    How to Apply to the Program

    To begin, please send an email to kmoscrip@capilanou.ca that includes your contact information and identifies the Education & Employment Access program as your program of choice.