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Workplace Skills Training Program


Next program offerings in September 2018 and January 2019

Adult Special Education Workplace Skills Training is a program for adults with special learning needs. Program staff and faculty prepare students for the responsibilities of independent living and the demands of entry-level employment. Students explore their interests and aptitudes while developing social, interpersonal and practical skills needed in the workplace. A work-experience placement in a community workplace environment gives students the opportunity to develop and practice necessary employment skills.


Other Programs under Adult Special Education: 

Retail Services Plus Program New Program - Prince Rupert Only - Dates to be announced
The Retail Services Plus Program prepares students for entry-level positions in the Retail and or Business Sector. The accelerated program is an alternative for the Foundation level (Retail Services Program). 

Retail Services Program Intake September 2017 and January 2018

ASE RSP is a program for adults with special learning needs. The program prepares students with barriers to employment for entry-level positions in the retail and business sector. Individualized training in both classroom and laboratory settings provide students the essential knowledge and skills to obtain employment in a variety of work environments including retal, wholesale, warehouse, and business worksites. Upon completion of on-campus training, students will have the opportunity to gain work experience through participation in employer work site practicums. 


Program Outline 

Adult Special Education Workplace Skills Training Program

Fall Semester (September - December)

Winter Semester (January - May)

* Successful completion of WST 105, 113, 118, 119 and 120 is not required in order to receive the Workplace Skills Training Certificate.

Literacy classes are self-paced and may be taken in conjunction with or independently of WST.

Functional Literacy instruction is available on a part-time basis. Classes are self-paced and registration is on-going (space permitting).

Students start at LIT 100, LIT 101, LIT 102 or LIT 103 depending on skill level.

Career Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment in various industry and retail sectors.

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the program is open. Students must have learning difficulties that prevent them from taking part in mainstream courses and must complete program requirements. Students should be aware that an intake interview is required before they can enter into the program. Please contact the Program Coordinator to schedule an interview.

Please note: Successful completion of WST 105, 113, 118, 119 and 120 is not required in order to receive the Workplace Skills Training Certificate. For ASE RSP students require a minimum level literacy 101 functioning and ability to count to 100. 


Dates and Locations 
Program  Location  Start Date  End Date 
Retail Services Program  Terrace September 5, 2017 December 15, 2017
Retail Services Program Terrace January 8, 2018 April 27, 2018
Program Fees 


Adult Special Education Fees 

FEES Full-Time (36 Weeks) 
Tuition: $2,568.24
*Student Union Fees: $124.56
Mandatory Fees: $467.28
Total Tuition: $3,160.08
Additional Costs:  
**Books: $225.00
**Supplies/Clothing: $35.00
Total Program Costs: $3,420.08

Fees are effective as of August 7, 2018

**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken. 

Books may be available in the library or may be purchased second hand.

You may be able to apply for help to pay your fees. Please come to the college and ask an advisor about financial assistance or funding that may be available.