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Upgrading and University 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. 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.

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

1. Pick up and complete an application package from the UUP Instructional Assistant in Chilliwack (604-795-2807). The application package is also available online at ufv.ca/uup.

2. Provide two references.

3. When the application is complete, book an interview with the UFV Workplace TASK instructor to determine suitability and placement in the program.

For information about the program, contact Alyson Seale at 604-702-2621 or alyson.seale@ufv.ca.

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


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 Alyson Seale in Chilliwack at 604-702-2621 or alyson.seale@ufv.ca.

Financial aid

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

Dates and locations

The TASK program is offered on the Chilliwack campus.

Program outline

The program consists of six modules offered over two semesters (fall and winter). Students attend classes four days per week.

Module topics

Semester I (Fall)

Course Title
TASK 051 Program and Workplace Essentials
TASK 052 Career Exploration
TASK 053 Safety and Industry Certificates

Semester II (Winter)

Course Title
TASK 054 Work Experience I
TASK 055 Work Experience II
TASK 056 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 certificate.

Course listings

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