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Workplace Essentials Skills at BVC

At Bow Valley College, part of our mission is to help learners achieve work readiness by the time they graduate from their program of study. To achieve this objective, learners have the opportunity to acquire specific subject matter knowledge, develop the necessary technical skills for working in the field, and reinforce the literacy and essential skills used to find information for solving complex problems or completing a range of workplace tasks.

The Workplace Essential Skills at Bow Valley College (WES at BVC) training program is an opportunity for career program learners at Bow Valley College to receive timely feedback on their levels of essential skills as they begin their program of study. If additional skill building or a skills refresher is required, leaners can attend training to improve their skills. The WES at BVC training program is a college funded initiative aimed at assisting adult learners in reaching their full potential while studying and learning new skills at Bow Valley College.


WES at BVC Information

Questions? Watch this video to receive answers.

Watch the following videos for more information about WES at BVC training program.

To prepare for your TOWES test visit Preparing for your TOWES exam.

To receive some helpful literacy and essential skills strategies, visit Skill Building Resources.


Testing and Training Schedules


Booking Your TOWES Challenge Exam

To register for a TOWES challenge exam testing session click here.


Contact the WES Officer

For more information about TOWES or the WES at BVC training program, please contact:

Kaesy Russnak, Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Officer
Location: N167-G, Academic Innovation & Applied Research, 1st floor North Campus
Office hours: by appointment only
Telephone: 403-410-3404 or 403-542-1911
Email: wesatbvc@bowvalleycollege.ca