Employment Training Child Care Assistant

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This program is for men and women wanting to work with children in pre schools, day cares, out of school care centres and family day homes. It is an excellent program for men and women who have reached satisfactory levels of LINC study and/or have completed ESL.

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Columbia College Calgary

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Program Duration

48 Weeks

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Alberta Student Aid, Scholarship

Program Description
12 months (48-week) program or 8 months (32 week) program
Academic Upgrading in English and Math (48 week program only)
Practice the 9 essential skills regularly used in the workplace (https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/essential-skills/profiles/guide.html)
Study occupation specific vocabulary and modules to prepare for work
Learn how to target your resume and conduct a successful job search
Receive individualized job search coaching and support from an Employment Specialist
Apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations while attending 5 weeks of work experience
Earn additional certificates in:
Standard Child Care First Aid CPR/AED Level B
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Program Delivery
In response to COVID-19 directives from Alberta Health Services, this program will be delivered through a distance learning model. As the province begins to open its doors, we will continue to determine the safest steps to bring learners back on campus and into the classroom. Online learners are asked to have:

Base-line computer and typing skills
Daily access to a reliable computer (Monday to Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.)
Reliable internet service
A comfortable chair
A workspace away from distractions
A working microphone and video camera
Earphones or earbuds (optional)
Please note: learners will be expected to open and save Word documents, email and send attached files, as well as access lessons and materials shared on Moodle and Microsoft Teams).
Our re-launch plans continue to move forward in a cautious manner where staff and student safety comes first.

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