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TARGET

(Techniques for Access, Reaching Goals, and Employment Training) Part-time Starts: September Fees, entire program: $751 Nine months Prince George campus About TARGET TARGET teaches skills to help students succeed in future employment situations. The program combines classroom instruction with supported student work practicum placements. The program aims to provide basic work skills, attitudes, and experience to those students with developmental disabilities who have limited knowledge of the world of work. Financial aid is available. TARGET is designed for students who need the following: Support nding a job: the TARGET placement co-ordinator can help market the student to employers. Support with interviews: interview techniques are developed in the classroom, and then work placement interviews are completed with assistance from the TARGET placement co-ordinator. Modications to the job (if needed) so that they are able to carry out all required tasks. Extra support to learn job tasks: the TARGET placement co-ordinator can provide extra training. Support with problems which might arise on the job: Examples include relationship issues with co-workers or supervisors, training for new tasks, or job performance concerns. The TARGET placement co-ordinator can help with all of these. Support adjusting their non-work life and employment: Many people lose jobs because they have trouble tting work into their lives. Again, people in supported employment can get help from the TARGET placement coordinator. Admission requirements TARGET staff interview each student to see if the program is right for them. Parents and other support people are welcome to attend this interview. Program outline Basic employment skills training This program component is offered in both semesters. Students learn skills and attitudes which will help them adjust to the demands of the workplace. Some of the areas covered include general work skills, relationships with supervisors, relationships with coworkers, safety in the workplace, work terms, work attitudes, and conict resolution on the job. Communications and interpersonal relations This components focus is on helping students develop effective communication and interpersonal skills. Topics covered include conversation skills, assertiveness, relationships, and problem-solving. Success strategies for employment This section is designed to help students gain greater independence in the world of work. The components include time management, values and self-esteem, rights and responsibilities, goal setting, critical thinking strategies, resum writing, and interview techniques. Work practicum placements Students will participate in part-time work practicum placements during designated program segments. Work practicum placements give students opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom to employment settings. Students will also have the opportunity to learn specic work skills. Both direct and indirect support will be provided to students while they are in placement. FAQs My son didnt have teacher aide support in high school. Is he still eligible for TARGET? Many TARGET students didnt have teacher aide support in high school. Admission to the program is determined by an interview with the student. My daughter had teacher aide support throughout school. Will she be able to function alone in college? Some students who needed support in high school are often able to function independently at home or in other environments. Many of these students have been able to learn how to function independently at college and on work practicums. Questions? Contact TARGET staff at 250-561-5836/ 1-800-371-8111, ext. 5836, or e-mail dauvinj@cnc.bc.ca You might also be interested in . . . JET Important dates Classes: TBA Study break: TBA
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