Career and Employment Preparation Program

The Career and Employment Preparation program (CAEP) at Douglas College has been specially designed to assist students with barriers to employment. 

We'll show you how to use your skills and abilities to choose a career and help build your self-confidence to enter the work force or pursue further training. The program includes real-life, on-the-job experience.

Use this 14 week full-time program to research the job market and identify the skills required for a new occupation. Learn practical stress and time-management techniques. Communicate directly and effectively. Practise study and note taking skills.

With your active participation and regular attendance, this program will provide knowledgeable support and instruction to help you set goals and reach them. Upon successfully completing all program activities, you will earn a college citation.

Do you want to...

  • identify a realistic achievable employment goal?
  • make a plan which will help you to reach that goal?
  • develop or re-assess your educational plan?
  • learn about the job market and training opportunities?
  • practise job-keeping skills?
  • experience two different work placements?
  • find the support you need to make the transition to vocational training or competitive employment?

Program Information

Department Location New Westminster Campus 700 Royal Ave New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5
Official Credential  Douglas College Certificate
Schedule  Full-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 Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG).
Number of students accepted each year  Early application is encouraged. Class space is limited.
Practicum   2 practicum placements

For More Information

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
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Contact Information

Brittany Casey

Program Instructor

Email: caseyb@douglascollege.ca

Tel: 604 527 5669