Upgrading and University Preparation
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.
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 practice employment skills 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:
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. Download the intake form, the application form, and the funding form from the Workplace TASK website.
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 the Workplace TASK website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students applying for the program will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuition fees total approximately $2,300 for two semesters. The $2,300 covers the cost of four 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 email@example.com.
Students may gain access to funds for tuition through the Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP). Contact the TASK instructor for more information.
The TASK program is offered on the Chilliwack campus. The student union shuttle bus is available for students coming in from Abbotsford.
The program consists of six modules offered over two semesters (fall and winter). Students attend classes four days per week.
Semester I (Fall)
|TASK 051||Program and Workplace Essentials|
|TASK 052||Career Exploration|
|TASK 053||Safety and Industry Certificates|
Semester II (Winter)
|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.
For more details about the TASK modules, see the course descriptions section in the calendar.