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Occupations Launch (Certificate)

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Credential: Certificate in Occupations Launch - Transition to Employment 
  Certificate in Occupations Launch - Community Leadership
Program Code: ETPOL.CERT
CIP: 32.0101


Students in the Occupations Launch program develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that prepare them for finding and maintaining stable occupation in entry level work and/or non-paid community contributions. Students explore the values, practices and benefits related to lifelong learning and being connected to communities through meaningful contributions and esteemed roles. Each specialization can be completed in 15 weeks. Part-time study options are available. Students learn at their own pace and level, and receive ongoing guidance and support to connect with resources and occupational opportunities that reflect their abilities, interests, and values. Students will apply their learning to create stability and advancement within a chosen occupational sector (paid or unpaid). Students will use job search skills, demonstrate teamwork skills and develop leadership skills through extensive work experience placements, mentorship relationships and peer supported reflective activities.


All students admitted to the Occupations Launch program must participate in an interview to determine suitability for the program and for working in an applied learning setting at the college. A Certificate in Sector-Specific Employment Training is advised.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use job search skills to network in promotion of occupational goals and interests.
  • Communicate about abilities in order to be safe and effective at work.
  • Follow instructions, initiate suitable workplace tasks, ask for appropriate help from supervisors and coworkers.
  • Seek, receive and apply feedback from team members and supervisors in work experience settings.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to other students taking Employment Training and Preparation courses.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by sharing knowledge and providing direction to others in applied learning settings and work experiences placements.



Transition to Employment Specialization

Community Leadership Specialization

Additional Information

  • Certain work experience placements may require a Criminal Record Check.
  • Students must be able to safely navigate the community independently.

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