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Education and Skills for Employment

The Education and Skills for Employment is a pilot program designed to provide innovative training and employment opportunities to increase the success of people with disabilities in trades and/or high market demand areas of employment. You will have the opportunity to learn workplace skills, to demonstrate employment readiness skills and to explore future learning and employment by having multiple work placements with employers in the local community throughout the program.

Program details:

  • Dates: September 25th, 2017 to March 23rd, 2018
  • Time: Monday to Thursday, 20 hours/week
  • Location: Golden campus
  • Delivery: On campus
  • Price: $3,200 (students may qualify for AUG funding to cover tuition costs)

What you'll learn

You will learn interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, and job readiness skills as well as a variety of academic skills including computers, numeracy and oral/written communications. The program will also provide personal development and career exploration opportunities. Several short courses will also be offered including first aid training, personal safety, WHMIS, and FoodSafe. You will receive certification upon completion of the program.

Admission requirements

This program is designed for college-age students with an identified and documented cognitive disability (developmental or learning). Admission procedures will include an assessment and a personal interview.

Funding your education

This program qualifies for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). AUG provides needs-based grants to students enrolled in developmental programs. These grants are intended to off set the costs associated with tuition, fees, books, unsubsidized childcare and transportation for students most in need of financial assistance.

Learn more about the Adult Upgrading Grant

Note: please inquire about other funding that may also be available.

How to apply

You can apply in person at the College of the Rockies – Golden Campus. Contact Michele Rowe at or 250-344-5901 for more information.