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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:

Location: Golden Campus

  • Dates: September 25, 2017 - March 23, 2018
  • Time: Monday - Thursday (20 hours/week)
  • Delivery: On campus

Location: Cranbrook Campus

  • Dates: March 5, 2018 - August 17, 2018
  • Time: Monday - Thursday (20 hours/week)
  • Delivery: On Campus

Tuition and Fees

For program cost, please visit the program calendar tuition page.

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.

This course will cover:

  • Interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, and job readiness skills
  • A variety of academic skills including: computers, numeracy and oral/written communications
  • Personal development and career exploration opportunities
  • First aid training
  • Personal safety
  • FoodSafe

You will receive certification upon successful 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.

How to apply

You can apply in person at the College of the Rockies Golden Campus and Cranbrook Campus.


Michele Rowe - Golden
Phone: 250-344-5901

Stephanie Shaw - Cranbrook
Phone: 250-489-2751 x.3453