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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.

Program Information

Department Location
David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 7X3
Official Credential
Completion Certificate and 7.5 credits
Length of Program 16-week program
Program Start  and End Dates
September - January
February - May
  • Priority is given to students from School District 43
  • Must be in Grade 12 or 12+ and on Completion Certificate (Evergreen) program
  • Must be able to demonstrate independent transportation skills
  • Must be able to participate in class discussion and group work, and be able to stay focused on tasks
Funding available to cover the cost of tuition for most applicants. 
Number of students accepted each year  Early application is encouraged.
Class space is limited.
2 practicum placements

Contact Information

Irina Tzoneva, Program Instructor

Tel: 604 777 6110

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