Conestoga College

Workforce Foundations

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Waterloo Campus
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Career Exploration/Awareness Skills
Description:The Workforce Foundations program is intended for students who are bound for the workforce but want to enhance their opportunities for employment by developing those skills that employers identify as essential for today's workforce and which will facilitate further education and training.

This program will focus on enhancing the skills and knowledge needed to flourish in today's demanding and ever-changing work environment while developing the proactive survival skills needed to manage in the workplace of tomorrow. Students will learn the principles of workplace organization, workforce-related document use, oral and written communications, critical thinking, team work, workforce computing skills, numeracy, and study and practice strategies that facilitate an attitude of continuous learning. There will be additional opportunity for students to achieve industry required certificates such as Safe Food Handling, TOWES, Smart Serve, Customer Service, Service Excellence, Young Workers Awareness Program and Passport to Safety. Students will also benefit from personality and career inventories such as Personality Dimensions and MBTI. In addition students may choose two specialty electives (one each semester) to address personal interests in business, health sciences, sciences, or media studies.
URL:Workforce Foundations at Conestoga College
Length:1 Year(s)
Enrolment #:25
Modified on July 27, 2009