Upgrading and University Preparation
Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, & Knowledge (TASK)
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. They will learn basic computer skills, including word processing and using e-mail and internet.
In the first semester, students focus on self discovery, exploration of work, developing work safety skills, and certification in WHMIS, FoodSafe, SuperHost, and First Aid.
During the second semester, students will learn and practice job research and job search skills. 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.
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),
• 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
1. Pick up and complete an application package from a UUP Instructional Assistant. Abbotsford: 604-854-4597; Mission: 604-557-7615; Chilliwack: 604-795-2807.
2. Provide two references.
3. When the application is complete, book an interview with a UFV Workplace TASK instructor to determine suitability and placement in the program.
For information about the Mission program, contact Darlene Carson at
604-557-7611, 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,
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
Tuition fees 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 604-557-7611 or
Darlene.Carson@ufv.ca, or Alyson
Seale in Chilliwack at 604-702-2621 or
Students may gain access to funds for tuition through the Adult Basic
Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP). Contact a TASK instructor for
Dates and locations
TASK programs are offered at both the UFV Mission campus at
Heritage Park Centre and the UFV Chilliwack campus.
The program consists of six modules offered over two semesters (fall and
winter). Students attend classes four days per week.
||Program and Workplace Essentials
||Safety and Industry Certificates
||Work Experience I
||Work Experience II
||Personal and Career Portfolio
Note: Students must participate in all six modules and
successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive a UFV
For more details about the TASK modules, see the
course descriptions section in the
this section of the UUP website.