The more you know about Canada, the more confident you are communicating in English, the more you know about the fundamentals of business, the better you will be able to adapt to the Canadian work environment. The Canadian Workplace Skills programs provide students with an orientation to Canada, the education environment, English language and communication skills, and employment readiness. Each one of the programs focuses on different sectors of industry.
The Cosmetology Foundations (Co-operative Diploma) program provides all the areas described above as well as the knowledge about salon and spa businesses, the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology and other general sciences related to cosmetology, and the theory and introductory practice in skin care, hair treatments, and nail care.
The courses are provided with a variety of activities via classroom, guest speakers, observations, in-class practice, and field trips. it also includes a co-op placement to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class. (The program is also available as an Associate Diploma, without the co-op module)
Students will be able to gain work experience in particularly in beauty salons, barber shops, day spas, care facilities, and other businesses where sectors of cosmetology services are provided. The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to the cosmetology industry in a Canadian company.
Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service, work as a team or independently with a confidence with understanding their work environment and the employer’s policies and business practices. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals in the cosmetology industry and its related certifications.