Job Training for 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 students to combine their classroom learning with hands-on work experience. 

Participating in this program helps students: transition more easily from high school to work, develop employability skills, explore potential career options, learn to set realistic expectations and achieve positive attitudes, and begin to understand their choices for post-secondary programs.

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.  Read more about the different opportunities students have had with DueckAnytime Fitness and Sodexo.

 

Who to Contact

Derek McQuillen - Work Experience Facilitator,dmcquillen@vsb.bc.ca

tel: 604-713-5237   cell: 778-229-9858

Resources:

Download a copy of the 2014 Options Brochure