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 Tourism, Hospitality, and Services (Co-operative Diploma) program provides all of the areas described above as well as a focus on the tourism, hotel, and service sectors of BC’s economy.
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 tourism jobs, accommodations and hospitality, food and beverage services, and retail/wholesales sales and services – a wide spectrum of opportunities. The purpose of the work experience is to introduce students to all of the wonders of British Columbia, its people and places, and gain comfort in working in a variety of services meeting customer’s needs.
Graduates will be able to comfortably communicate in various forms, provide excellent customer service and general sales activities, 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.