A female student of VIU's employability skills training program on her way to class

Employability Skills Program

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Are you a person living with a disability who is interested in learning new skills to help you join the workforce?

VIU’s part-time Employability Skills Program is a life skills training program that gives students the knowledge and confidence to gain meaningful employment.

The two-year, non-credit program combines classroom instruction with on-site training to gives students a well-rounded education. Instructors make sure that learning is fun and meaningful, and focused on improving skills that help in work and life.

The Employability Skills Program

This part-time program combines classroom instruction and work-site training. It offers adults with disabilities opportunities to learn new skills in the areas of:

  • employment preparation;
  • personal management skills required for workplace and independent living;
  • developing an individual vocational plan.

Students may be permitted to take individual courses or program components if space is available.

Program Outline

Employability Skills Program

Year 1 – Courses

ACCE 025?- (Skills for Life and Work I)

ACCE 022?- (Health & Wellness I)

ENGL 001?- (Reading for Life and Work I)

MATH 001?- (Math for Life and Work I)

ACCE 011?- (Job Readiness I)

ACCE 019?- (Tutorial I)

ACCE 037?- (Worksite Training I)

Employability Skills Program

Year 2 – Courses

MATH 002?- (Math for Life and Work II)

ACCE 051?- (Job Readiness II)

ACCE 052?- (Communication)

ACCE 065?- (Skills for Life & Work II)

ACCE 056?- (Job Search Skills)

ACCE 059?- (Tutorial II)

ACCE 038?- (Worksite Training II)

ACCE 039?- (Worksite Training III)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A medical form must be submitted to indicate an applicant will not be at risk by participating in the program.
  • Assessment documentation will be required to determine the level and type of disability.
  • A basic literacy level and ability to work semi-independently are generally necessary in the majority of program course work.
  • Suitability for enrolment and course selection is determined by an intake interview.
For information on any previous versions please check our Program Archive Page.