Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Child, Family and Community Studies > Vocational Education and Skills Training > Transitions program
The Transitions Program is a part-time, 16-week program for students with special needs and/or learning difficulties in Grade 12 or Grade 12+. The program is designed to assist students in making successful exits from secondary school into training or workplace settings.
Through the course of the program, students are introduced to post secondary education opportunities, examine future training possibilities, and address the steps/skills required to obtain more education and/or entry into the work force. Classroom work includes exploration of personal strengths and interests, development of employment goals, development of work habits and skills (e.g., social and communication skills, problem-solving skills, time management, punctuality/attendance) and job search techniques.
Students attend the program at the Coquitlam Campus for half days and return to their high school for the remainder of the day. The program is comprised of both classroom work and fieldwork.
Students are also required to complete two 5-week practicum placements in order for them to further explore their vocational interests and to further develop work readiness skills.
Irina Tzoneva, Program Instructor
Tel: 604 777 6110