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 Information and Communication Technology (Co-operative Diploma) program provides all of the areas described above as well as the knowledge of information and communication technology and how it contributes to a business’s success in various areas, such as communication, commerce, marketing, and other business processes. Today’s business place is not immune to technology and in fact, relies on IT in many ways to be successful. Employees who have a solid foundation in the IT utilized in their organization will have an advantage in gaining employment and being successful at their job. This program allows students to draw from past work experience, as well as their knowledge gained in ICT to apply to a Canadian business setting in virtually any industry sector, not especially but including the IT sector.
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 service and retail outlets, accommodations and tourism, food and beverage services, general office, and light industry – a wide spectrum of opportunities. The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to a general business environment in a Canadian company with the added knowledge of how technology is used and benefits the company.
Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, work as a team or independently with a confidence of understanding their work environment and the employer’s policies and business practices, especially being comfortable with the technology used in their business’s processes and their job – both for relations with customers and co-workers, as well as the IT functions integrated into their job tasks. The graduate will be confident in their decisions for their future career path or educational goals.