Build the confidence to take that next step in your employment or education journey in Canada. Improve your ability to work with numbers, communicate, read and write, and develop the skills you need for a career in childcare. This program is offered in partnership with the Saskatoon Open Door Society.
- Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5
- Permanent resident
- No recognized Canadian Grade 12
Information session: July 15, 2019
Learn about this program and all it has to offer, including next steps for registration.
Interview day: July 26, 2019
Attend an interview with Great Plains College and Saskatoon Open Door Society to find out if this program is right for you.
Registration: August 9, 2019
Once you've completed the interview process, students can register.
Classes start: September 3, 2019
See you soon!
What You Will Learn
Do you want to get a job or enter a new field of work such as a childcare worker? We can help you develop the skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to make that happen. As an essential skills student, you will improve your ability to work with numbers, communicate, read and write. You will be given opportunities to gain the skills that make you ready for the workplace of today, including:
•Developing a workable resume and interview skills
•Earning industry tickets and certifications that match your work path
•Job shadowing and a minimum 60-hour work practicum
•Mentorship, coaching and links to employment
•Completing Level 1 Early Childhood Education courses and learning the skills of a childcare worker.
There are no fees for the Essential Skills program. Full-time students may qualify for assistance through the Provincial Training Allowance, which provides eligible students with a living allowance to cover financial responsibilities while attending school. More information on Provincial Training Allowance can be found at economy.sk.ca/PTA.
This program is not eligible for student loans consideration or Great Plains College Entrance Scholarships.
Find Out More
Build the confidence to take that next step in your employment or education journey in Canada. To learn more about this program, please contact Vanessa, Monica or Anastasiya at:
Vanessa Hildebrand, student adviser, Great Plains College
Phone: (306) 242-5377
Monica Kreiter, program coordinator, Great Plains College
Phone: (306) 882-4237
Anastasiya Baranova, employment counsellor, Saskatoon Open Door Society
Phone: (306) 653-4464 ext. 328