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Start Dates

  • January 10, 2022
Program Delivery

  • In Class

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Program Description

We acknowledge that the land on which we offer this program is the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, and is also home of Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.  

Indigenous Pathways to Employment is a 12-month program to prepare learners for further education and employment. It weaves together elements of Indigenous holistic learning, adult basic education, essential skills, and employment preparation. It also promotes mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and cultural wellbeing.

 

The outcomes of the Indigenous Integrated Training program are:

  • Essential skills of reading, writing, numeracy, communication, problem solving, creativity & innovation, digital, collaboration, adaptability
  • Academic foundations and learning strategies
  • Pre-employment skills (goal setting, career planning, job search, resumes, etc.)
  • Work experience and/or service learning
  • Elder and Knowledge Keeper led teachings
  • Personal wellness

Upon completing the Pathways to Employment program, learners have the option to continue their studies in Bow Valley College’s Academic Upgrading Program (Foundational Learning or High School). The program will also prepare students for direct transition into the workforce.

Financial Support

Our academic upgrading programs are eligible for Learner Income Support funding. Government of Alberta Learner Income Support (formerly "Alberta Works") is a financial support program managed by the Government of Alberta to support Alberta residents access adult education to help them towards more sustainable employment. Financial support may be available to you. This program may also qualify for other sources of funding.

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Welcome Centre

April Bellegarde
Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-476-2256
abellegarde@bowvalleycollege.ca


Admission Requirements

  • Transcripts for high school courses successfully completed in Canada within the last 7 years; or

Welcome Centre

April Bellegarde
Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
403-476-2256
abellegarde@bowvalleycollege.ca

Course Listing


Full course outlines are available here.

Curriculum subject to change.

Courses

Work Readiness Level 1 supports students' Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing by fostering two-eyed seeing in a workplace setting. Learners will create a work portfolio to showcase their learning throughout the course, enabling them to illustrate specific knowledge, skills, and strategies. Learning outcomes will be achieved through a variety of pathways with a focus on literacy, numeracy, and technology.

Course Delivery

Indigenous Pathways to Employment provides an educational experience that integrates Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and values, to respond to the academic and employment goals of the learner, along with promoting mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Learners in this course develop skills in literacy, digital use, communication, collaboration, and other transferrable skills used in work, learning, and life.

Course Delivery

Indigenous Pathways to Employment provides an educational experience that integrates Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and values, to respond to the academic and employment goals of the learner, along with promoting mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Learners in this course develop skills in literacy, digital use, communication, collaboration, and other transferrable skills used in work, learning, and life.

Course Delivery

Indigenous Pathways to Employment provides an educational experience that integrates Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and values, to respond to the academic and employment goals of the learner, along with promoting mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Learners in this course develop skills in literacy, digital use, communication, collaboration, and other transferrable skills used in work, learning, and life.

Course Delivery

Work Indigenous Pathways to Employment provides an educational experience that integrates Indigenous knowledge, traditions, and values, to respond to the academic and employment goals of the learner, along with promoting mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Learners in this course develop skills in literacy, digital use, communication, collaboration, and other transferrable skills used in work, learning, and life.

Course Delivery
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Adult Basic Education

It's never too late to improve your skills. Adult Basic Education prepares you for high school or the workplace. You can come to school full-time or part-time.


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