Job Training:Youth with Disabilities

Career Programs
Student Group:
Secondary Students

Job training provides work experince opportunities for students with disabilities.








What is Job Training?                  

Job training is a program that enables youth with special needs the opportunity to combine their classroom learning with hands-on work experience.  This programs helps students transition from high school to work as well as begin to understand their choices for post-secondary programs.

Students will learn to develop employability skills, explore potential career options, set realistic expectations and achieve positive attitudes.

Students are placed with employers based on their interests, skills and abilities as well as career goals. Typical areas of work may include: animal care services, food services, childcare centres, seniors day centers janitorial services, office support & retail shops.

While on work experience students:

·      are covered by WorkSafe BC for hours designated in the Work Education Agreement while on a standard worksite

·       will not receive a salary or wage during their work experience

By combining the resources of secondary schools, businesses, industry partners and the community, students are being given highly motivational educational experiences.  

VSB helps special needs students get to work - Cheryl Ross/Vancouver Courier

Read also about several opportunities that students have had with DueckAnytime Fitness and Sodexo.


Who to Contact

Derek McQuillen - Work Experience Facilitator   cell: 778-229-9858


Download a copy of the 2015 Options Brochure