Workplace TASK Program
Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) certificate
The TASK pre-employment program is for adult students with disabilities who want to explore employment opportunities and prepare for a job.
Entrance Requirements | Course Descriptions | Funding
TASK Entrance Requirements
For entry into the Workplace TASK program, students must:
- be 19 years old before starting the program
- have a history of a disability (providing documentation may be helpful)
- have independent self-management skills (e.g., able to get to and from the university and work experience sites independently and be unsupervised during lunch)
- be motivated to find competitive paid employment
- provide two references, and
- complete an interview with the TASK instructor to determine program suitability
The TASK program is offered each September, and applications are accepted anytime.
To apply to the TASK program, complete the following forms:
- UFV Online Application
- TASK Intake Form
- Adult Upgrading Grant (if applicable)
TASK Course Descriptions
TASK is an eight-month full-time program. Students attend classes four days a week at the Chilliwack CEP campus.
Fall Semester (September - December)
The first semester is in the classroom where students learn employment preparation and self-management in the workplace. Students also receive safety and industry training in WHMIS, FoodSafe, SuperHost, and First Aid.
||Personal and Workplace Essentials
||Safety and Industry Certificates
Winter Semester (January - April)
In the second semester, students put their skills to the test in a series of work-experience placements with local businesses.
Full course descriptions are on the UFV calendar.
Students must participate or show proof of knowledge in all six courses and successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive a University of the Fraser Valley certificate.
Funding is available for those who qualify with the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) through UFV's Financial Aid and Awards.
AUG applications must be submitted to Financial Aid at least four weeks before classes start.
For full details about the TASK program, see the UFV calendar.
TASK students on work experience in Chilliwack community slideshow
We came into the Program not knowing what to expect
But ready to try our best and take the next step
With a helping hand our instructor’s guide
Our independence is ours to find
Who we are and our newfound callings
Is what we have unearthed
Setting us on a path of open doors
To friendship, opportunity and more
It’s up to us whether it be fleeting or lifelong
As we prepare for the next step in the course
Employment doors will open
We can walk through them calm
WE ARE PREPARED
By Tara Kowalski