Career and Employment Preparation

Code Course Description
CAEP 0100

Assessment and Intake

This course is designed to assist adults with a disability in taking the necessary preparatory steps to enter the full-time CAEP program. The course enables students to make informed decisions about entering the program and assists students to become prepared to achieve success in the program. This is a required course taken by students prior to entrance into other CAEP courses.

CAEP 0201

Career Exploration and Planning

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with an ongoing supportive environment in which to explore career alternatives. It will include self assessment, job training information and the development of a career plan with short and long term goals.

CAEP 0202

Job Preparation and Maintenance

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to employment with an increased awareness and application of employability skills. It will include exploration of employee/employer attitudes and expectations, development of self-management skills and work related communication skills. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate work habits, meeting employers' expectations.

CAEP 0203

Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace

This course is designed to prepare students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with the skills to enter new working and training situations with increased confidence and to assertively handle employment related interpersonal situations. In particular, students will learn to communicate positively about any accommodations that may be required for their success on the job.

CAEP 0204

Job Search Skills

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with a comprehensive overview of job seeking strategies including interview skills. It covers the basic tenets of job search recognizing the different approaches to successfully applying to a job.

CAEP 0205

Work Placement

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with on the job experience related to their career goals. This placement will provide experience in two different work or training environments related to career/job choices. Students will test their ideas, gather information and gain exposure to work sites. Students are also expected to demonstrate and practice appropriate work habits.

CAEP 0300

Employment Readiness

This course is designed to prepare students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment for entry level employment and/or further vocational training. It focuses on workplace skills and behaviors that contribute to job success, including social and communication skills, problem solving, self-management and self-advocacy skills, work safety skills, and interview skills. Students also explore their occupational and career alternatives based on their interests, knowledge and skills.

CAEP 0310

Work Experience Practicum

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with on the job experience related to their career goals. Students are placed at supervised and supportive worksites in fields that match their interests and abilities. Students are expected to demonstrate and practice appropriate work habits and attitudes while gaining exposure to different work environments.

CAEP 0320

Job Search Skills

This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with an overview of job seeking techniques. It focuses on a variety of topics that allow students to build competencies toward further training and future employment, including understanding of the job search process, preparing cover letters and resumes, typical interview questions and techniques. The course prepares students on how to target jobs that are desirable and realistic and fill a need for employers in today’s challenging job market.