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College and Career Preparation

Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, & Knowledge (TASK) certificate

This eight-month program offers students with disabilities the opportunity to gain self-management and employment skills and develop realistic career objectives in their chosen field while in the classroom. Students will participate in a series of employability workshops such as WHMIS, Food Safe, and SuperHost, etc. They will learn basic computer skills, including word processing and using e-mail and internet. In addition, students gain on-the-job experience while on community-based work placements. Overall, the program will provide the employability, skills, and experience necessary for students to find employment or gain access to further training at UFV or elsewhere.

Entrance requirements

For entry into the Workplace TASK program, students must:

• have a history of a disability (possible documentation: special education in high school, previous institutional living, other),
• complete an interview with a UFV Workplace TASK instructor to determine suitability for the program,
• demonstrate essential independent self-management skills (e.g., ability to access public transport safely or to make other transportation arrangements), and
• provide two references.

When to apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.

How to apply

For information about the Mission program, contact Darlene Carson at 604-820-6011, or send an e mail to

For information about the Chilliwack program, contact Alyson Seale at 604-702-2621 or send an e-mail to

All students applying for the program will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see this section of the CCP website to learn about TASK entrance requirements, fees, modules, course descriptions, and more.


TASK students are required to pick up a Permission to Register form from their instructor so they can register in the program.

Fees and additional costs

TASK students are required to pay tuition fees that total approximately $2200 for two semesters. The $2200 covers the cost of five employability workshops. In addition to tuition fees, classroom supplies and text will cost each student approximately $100.00 (e.g. text, copy card, computer memory stick, ring binder, paper, pen, pencil, etc).

For a fee schedule, contact Darlene Carson in Mission at 604-820-6011, or Alyson Seale in Chilliwack at 604-702-2621 or

Financial aid from Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP)

Students may gain access to funds for tuition through the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP). Contact a TASK instructor for more information.

Dates and locations

TASK is a full-time program that runs from September through April. The program consists of fifteen modules over two semesters. Modules 1-5 are offered in the fall, and modules 6-15 are offered in the winter.

The Workplace TASK programs are offered at both the UFV Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre and the UFV Chilliwack campus.

Program outline

The program consists of 15 modules offered over two semesters (fall and winter).

Module topics

Fall semester

Course Title
TASK 01 Self Assessment
TASK 02 Career Exploration
TASK 03 Personal Management Skills
TASK 04 Daily Survival Skills
TASK 05 Computer Basics I

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

Note: Students must participate in all fifteen modules and successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive a UFV certificate.

Course Listings

For more details about the TASK modules, see the course descriptions section in the calendar or this section of the CCP website.