Career + College Prep

Credential: Completion Certificate  Ι  Offered: July 20 - August 28, 2020

Program Description

Are you planning to find a new job or start a new college training program in September? If you want to build up your skills to navigate virtual learning or work, this program will help you become more comfortable in online environments. A full-time preparatory program for individuals who are ready to explore the next chapter in their career path or are returning to work or school after an absence. With focus on developing career objective, life skills and workplace essential skills, students will come away from this program with developed goals, confidence and understanding of the necessary skills for success in school or the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop digital technical ability
    -Computers and Internet navigation
    -Microsoft Word, excel spreadsheet training
    -Cloud computing with Google Drive and One Drive
    -Virtual meetings using Microsoft Teams, Zoom
    -Online searches and location strategy for finding information
    -Virtual classroom using Moodle
  • Learn about personal learning style and strengths
  • Practice online groupwork
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop writing skills
  • Celebrate our diversity and unity through culture
  • Practice adaptability, emotional intelligence, resilience, and continuous learning
  • Learn and practice effective communication methods
  • Develop reading skills
  • Identify healthy study habits and time management


Upcoming Info Sessions

Beginning Friday June 19, 2020 on Zoom - Every Tuesday at 10am & Every Friday at 3pm

For information on how to download Zoom to your desktop computer, visit this linkTo download Zoom on your mobile device go to your Google Play or Apple App Store App and search "Zoom", click download. It's free.

Join Zoom Meeting HERE Or dial in to the meeting by calling: 778-907-2071
Enter the Meeting ID: 212 158 9161, then #
When it asks you to enter your participant ID, press #

Program Summary


6 Weeks


July 20 - August 28, 2020


Completion Certificate






Job search assistance, or employment placement with one of our partner organizations



Admission Requirements


How to Apply

  • Email a brief statement of your interest in this program to
  • Attend one online Info session, no pre-registration required

Online: Apply online here, and choose THE ESSENTIALS program

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Apply Now!

Tuition & Information

Tuition: Free
Attendance incentive
Virtual classroom using Moodle
Cultural project and presentation
Team Project

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Amanda Kai, Program Manager
The Essentials: Skills, Culture, Knowledge
(604) 873-3761 Ext. 333