Fit and Ready for Skills Training

The Fit and Ready for Skills Training Program is a part-time program for students with barriers to education and employment who are in Grade 12 or Grade 12+ or have recently finished high school. The program is designed to assist students in making successful exits from secondary school into training or workplace settings. 

Through the course of the program, students are introduced to post secondary education opportunities, examine future training possibilities, and address the steps/skills required to obtain more education and/or entry into the work force. Classroom work includes exploration of personal strengths and interests, development of employment goals, development of work habits and skills (e.g., social and communication skills, problem-solving skills, time management, punctuality/attendance) and job search techniques. 

Students are also required to complete two practicum placements in order for them to further explore their vocational interests and to further develop work readiness skills.

Program Information

Department Location New Westminster Campus 700 Royal Avenue New Westminster, BC  V3M 5Z5
Official Credential Completion Certificate and 7.5 credits
Schedule Part-time 
Length of Program 14-week program
Program Start  and End Dates September - December January - April
Admission An interview with the instructor is required for program acceptance.  (Application deadlines may be extended)
Fees  Funding available to cover the cost of tuition for most applicants. Some funding may be available through the
Number of students accepted each year  Early application is encouraged. Class space is limited.
Practicum  2 practicum placements

Contact Information

Irina Tzoneva

Program Instructor


Tel: 604 777 6110