WORKPLACE TRAINING IN ATTITUDES, SKILLS,& KNOWLEDGE (Workplace TASK)

(Formerly Exploring College & Career Options)

This eight-month program offers students with disabilities the opportunity to gain self-management and employment skills, and to develop realistic career objectives in their chosen field while in the classroom. Students will also participate in a series of industry standard employability workshops such as WHMIS, Food Safe, SuperHost, etc.

Students will learn basic computer skills, including email and Internet. In addition, students will gain on-the-job experience while on community-based work placements. The goals of the program are to provide the employability skills and experience necessary for students to find employment or gain access to further training at UCFV or elsewhere.

Entrance requirements

This is a full-time program which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. 3 ½ days per week from September to early May.

How to apply

Contact Bonnie Hamilton at 604-820-6011, or email: hamiltonb@ufv.ca, or Darlene Carson at 604-858-1676, or email carsond@ufv.ca for more information or to arrange an interview. See entrance requirements above. All students applying for the program will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees and additional costs

Students are required to pay workshop fees, which will total approximately $250.

Students may gain access to funds for the workshops through the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP). Students will also require a Double 2H disk for the computer class and printer card for the computer lab each semester.

Location

The program is offered at the UCFV Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre, and in Abbotsford at the Marshall Road annex.

Program outline

The program consists of 15 modules offered over two 17-week semesters (fall and winter). Students attend classes’ three-and-one-half days per week. Modules 1 to 5 are offered in the fall semester. Modules 6 to 15 are offered in the winter semester.

Module topics

Fall semester

Course

 Title

 Credits

TASK 01

 Self Assessment

 0

TASK 02

 Career Exploration

 0

TASK 03

 Personal Management Skills

 0

TASK 04

 Daily Survival Skills

 0

TASK 05

 Computer Basics 

 0

Winter semester

Course

 Title

TASK 06

 Employment Readiness

TASK 07

 Interview Skills

TASK 08

 Work Experience

TASK 09

 Retaining Employment

TASK 10

 Computer Basics II

TASK 11

 First Aid Workshop

TASK 12

 WHMIS Workshop

TASK 13

 Infectious Diseases Workshop

TASK 14

 Food Safe Level I — Industry Standard Program

TASK 15

 Super Host — Tourism Industry Course

Evaluations

Students must participate or show proof of knowledge in all modules and successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive a UCFV certificate.

Faculty

Vicki Grieve, BA, PDP (SFU), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC), Department Head
Trudy Archie, BEd, PDP (SFU)
Jean Atkinson, BEd (Calgary), BSc (UBC), MSc(Ed) (SFU)
Leonne Beebe, BEd (UBC), MPE (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC)
Susan Brigden, BSc, MA, PhD (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC)
Darlene Carson, BA, BEd (Calgary)
Donna Costello, BSc, MSc, PDP (SFU)
Tom Davis, BSc (Texas/Arlington), Prof. Teaching Cert. (Texas and BC)
Susan DeLong, BEd (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC)
Anna Marie Dixon, BA, BEd (Queen’s)
Julia Dodge, CACE (UVic), NAID (OUC), BA, AdEd (UCFV)
Janet Gibson, BA, BEd (Sask), Prof. Teaching Cert. (Sask)
Bonnie Hamilton, Elementary School Teaching Cert. (UBC), Life Skills Coach Cert. (FVC), 
    Instructor’s Diploma (VCC), MEd (SFU)
Sheryl Henderson, BA, Prof. Teaching Cert. (Sask)
Anna Kuczynska, MSc (Warsaw)
Marilyn MacDonald, BA (Mt. Allison), MEd (City)
Keith Mohammed, BA (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC), PDP (SFU)
John Munro, BSc (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (BC)
Anna Wauthy, BA (Hons) UVic

Staff

Joyce Ashley, Dip. Social Services (UCFV); Instructional/Program Assistant
Darlene Cameron, Life Skills Coach Cert. (FVC)
Gordana Despotovska, Dip. Social Services (UCFV)
Virginia Minnabarriett
Mary Saunders, SRN, Dip. in Liberal Arts and Science (FVC)
Ruth Vandenbor, BA (UCFV), Dip. Prov. Just. (VCC), Dip. Lib. Arts, Cert. Lit. Tutor 
    (UCFV)
Douglas Warren, Dip. Social Services (UCFV)

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