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Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Program

Overview 

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WLN) is a ten-week program with eight weeks of hands-on, experiential instruction (150 hours) and a community-based two-week practicum/project (20 hours). It is designed to ladder on to other, more advanced programming, such as:

Program Outline 
  • Workplace Numeracy 100: This course is part one of a three-part program that prepares students with barriers to employment for entry-level positions in their community. This short course increases students’ numeracy skills in the workplace, to build accuracy, safety, and confidence in learners. This program models experiential learning in a safe, hands-on environment that reinforces the learning outcomes of the course and introduces students to the college and its other, higher-level ASE programming.
     
  • Workplace Literacy 101: This course is part two of a three-part program that prepares students with barriers to employment for entry level positions in their community. This short course increases students’ literacy skills in the workplace, to build accuracy, safety, and confidence in learners. This program models experiential learning in a safe, hands-on environment that reinforces the learning outcomes of the course and introduces students to the college and its other, higher-level ASE programming.
     
  • Workplace Practicum 102: This course is part three of a three-part program that prepares students with barriers to employment for entry level positions in their community. Upon completion of on-campus in-class instruction, students will have the opportunity to gain work experience through participation in employer or community-based practicums. Practicum sites are selected to match student training needs and provide further training opportunities to participants in a realistic job industry environment. 
Admission Requirements 

There is no assessment required for entry other than an interview at the college with the Program Coordinator and Learning Assistance Specialist.

Dates and Locations 
Location Start Date End Date
Smithers September 18, 2017 November 24, 2017
Program Fees 

Adult Special Education Fees

FEES Full-time (10 Weeks) 
Tuition: $699.40
*Student Union Fees: $40.86
Mandatory Fees: $127.30
Total Tuition: $867.56
Additional Costs:  
Course Pack: $35.00
**Books: $0.00
**Supplies/Clothing: $100.00
Total Program Costs:
(Total Tuition plus additional costs)
$1,002.56

Fees are effective as of August 2017

**Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken. 

Books may be available at the Library or may be purchased second hand.

You may be able to apply for help to pay your fees. Please come to the college and Ask an Advisor about financial assistance or funding that may be available.