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Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Bonnyville, Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, Vegreville, Goodfish Lake and Wainwright. Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities. Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, a childcare centre and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Program Type Integrated Training
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Program Description: The Employability Skills Program assists students in making the transition from school to the workplace. The program is 30 weeks in length consisting of a 19-week classroom component followed by 11 weeks of supervised work placement. The classroom component combines applied academics and general employability skills with job-specific skills. Depending on the students' choice of occupation, they will have an opportunity to obtain certification in skills that will add value in the workplace. The work placement component offered in the second semester focuses on helping students acquire the employment and occupational skills needed to find and maintain employment. Entrance Requirements: Interview with Program Coordinator, recommendation from the Program Coordinator and a Career Counsellor. For software requirements, please refer to the following link. http://moodle.portagecollege.ca/file.php/1/MinimumRequirements-Moodle/Technical_requirements.htm
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Updated May 18, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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