Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Help people with barriers find meaningful work with the Employment Supports Specialty Advanced Certificate

Looking for a rewarding career helping people with barriers find - and keep - meaningful employment?

Upgrade your skills with the Employment Supports Specialty Advanced Certificate!

This online-only program is the first program of its kind in Canada and fills a training gap for professionals who help youth at risk, adults with disabilities and others with significant barriers find successful employment.

Who should apply?

  • Practitioners who support youth at risk and people with disabilities, mental illness or other barriers to employment
  • Teachers and Special Education Assistants who help youth transition to the workplace
  • Human resource business professionals who want to improve the bottom line by employing a diverse workforce
  • Students in a variety of degree programs who want to kickstart an exciting career

What you’ll study

  • Employment support models (customized, supported and self-employment)
  • Vocational planning
  • Marketing essentials (to find the right jobs for your clients)
  • Specific strategies that work for employers and employees
  • Intellectual, mental and physical disabilities


  • Flexible, online courses are offered part time for students and working professionals
  • Lively real-time seminars will keep you engaged in your learning
  • Individualized coursework allows you to focus on your area of interest
  • Courses are accepted as 3rd year electives in many Canadian degree programs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) approved for CE credits
  • Practitioners with related coursework and/or 2 years experience can challenge up to 75% of the credential through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Apply now! Start in January 2014.

For more info, visit the Employment Supports Specialty Advanced Certificate website or email Wendy Sashikata, Instructional Facilitator.