Career + College Prep

Credential: Completion Certificate  Ι  Offered: July 19, 2021 - August 27, 2021

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


Zoom Info Sessions

Every Tuesday at 2pm - Info Sessions will be held online via Zoom.

This Info Session will provide you an opportunity to hear more details about

  • ESCK Programs
  • Application process
  • Funding application

You will also have time to ask questions from NEC’s Recruiting Specialist.

For information on how to download Zoom to your desktop computer, visit this link.

To download Zoom for free on your mobile device go to your Google Play or Apple App Store App and search "Zoom", click download.


Program Summary


6 Weeks


July 19, 2021 - August 27, 2021


Completion Certificate







Admission Requirements


How to Apply

  • Attend 1 mandatory Info Session (online or in person) to learn about the program (no pre-registration needed)
  • Submit an online application which is forwarded from Admissions to the ESCK Program Manager.
  • Email a brief statement of interest in the program and a resume to Linda at
   In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

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

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application


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:

Linda Epp, Program Manager
The Essentials: Skills, Culture, Knowledge
(604) 209-1530