Chilliwack campus at CEP
$2,410.92 Fees and costs
The Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) is an eight-month pre-employment program for adult students living with disabilities who want to explore employment opportunities, learn self-management, and prepare for a job in a safe and supportive classroom environment.
As a TASK student, you participate in a series of employability workshops, including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), FoodSafe, First Aid, and WorldHost. You also learn basic computer skills and get support as you explore career options, prepare your résumé, and rehearse for interviews.
In addition, you take part in three job placements to gain on-the-job experience with supportive employers in your community.
Once you complete the Workplace TASK program, you have the skills and experience necessary to find employment. Or you can pursue further studies at UFV or elsewhere to enhance your qualifications for employment.
The Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society reports that only 52.7% of people with physical disabilities and 26.1% of people with intellectual disabilities were employed in Canada in 2011. In B.C. alone, the 2012 Statistics Canada’s Canadian Survey on Disability estimated 546,760 British Columbians age 15 and over had a disability — representing 14.8 per cent of the population.
In 2014, acknowledging that steps must be taken to improve opportunities for people with disabilities, the province of B.C. launched Accessibility 2024, an action plan to increase accessibility, not only to employment, but also to services, housing, transportation, income support, and more.
In light of this new initiative, there is no better time for adults with disabilities to gain new employment skills and prepare to take advantage of the opportunities slated to open up by 2024.
View the Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge entrance requirements (TASK) in the UFV Academic Calendar.