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Building Employment Success for Tomorrow (Certificate)

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Credential: Certificate in Building Employment Success for Tomorrow
Program Code: BEST.CERT
CIP: 32.0105


The Building Employment Success for Tomorrow program is designed for learners of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  BEST is designed to assist learners who are:

  • Considering making a career change but aren’t sure what to do next.
  • Thinking of returning to school or retraining.
  • Re-entering the workforce.
  • Preparing for the changing world of work.

The program aims to:

  • Assist students in developing a realistic awareness of their own interests, abilities and potential.
  • Help students in transition build a healthy self confidence.
  • Support students in setting individual and realistic personal, career and educational goals.
  • Assist students to explore education and training opportunities in Camosun College and elsewhere.


There are no formal prerequisites however, attendance at an information session is required before applying for the program.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Analyze the results of the assessment tools to assess his/her present interests, skills, attitudes and temperament with regards to choosing a career or a work direction.
  • Discover, practice and enhance the essential skills (soft skills) needed in today’s workplace and needed in most daily activities.
  • Assess own interactive and teamwork behaviors in group situations.
  • Prepare for college assessments if applicable.
  • Research and determine how to be successful in the 21st century world of work.
  • Understand the value of education and the concept of life long learning.
  • Plan or solidify career choices.
  • List the college and community’s supports and resources which guide students to success.
  • Use strategies that help reduce the anxiety inherent in change of any sort.
  • Write realistic personal, career and learning goals.
  • Complete an up-to-date resume and begin creating a career portfolio.


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