Topics to be explored include:
- Career development
- Knowledge of skills, strengths, and interests
- Workplace communication and employability skills
- Problem solving strategies
- Time management tools and time management strategies
- The interview process
- Workplace safety skills
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:
- Identify barriers to communication and use strategies to overcome barriers.
- Display/use effective communications.
- Engage in active listening.
- Differentiate between passive, aggressive and assertive communication.
- Demonstrate initiative, dependability and reliability on the job.
- Present themselves at job interviews in a professional manner.
- Respond to interview questions by representing their strengths.
- Ask relevant questions of potential employers.
- Employ appropriate conversational skills with fellow students, coworkers and employers.
- Identify and demonstrate safe work practices as per WorkSafe BC guidelines.
- Demonstrate respectful interactions in a diverse multi-cultural learning/work environment.
- Demonstrate cooperative workplace behaviours.
- Identify ways of demonstrating initiative on the job.
- Demonstrate problem-solving strategies.
- Describe personal attributes, strengths and challenges.
- Prepare for an interview.
- Participate in role plays.
- Present himself/herself at job interviews in a professional manner.
- Respond to interview questions by representing his/her strengths.
This course uses the mastery grading system and will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Mid-point and final self-assessments
- Demonstration of skills
- Regular attendance and participation in class activities
Topic relevant material will be provided throughout the course.
No corequisite courses
No equivalency courses