Teacher's Assistant Certificate - Inclusion of Indigenous Cultural Competencies

Vancouver Island
AWARE Society in partnership with Discovery Community College is offering a Project Based Labour Market Training Program that will prepare you for a career as a Teacher’s Assistant. Gain the skills to support students with special and diverse learning needs.


  • 100% Funded For Eligible Participants
  • 25 Weeks Inclusive Of A 4-Week Practicum
  • First Aid, Violence Prevention & Food Safe Certification
  • Indigenous Focused Cultural Competencies Components
  • Employability & Job Search Skills Support

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be an unemployed or underemployed B.C. resident legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Currently receiving EI Benefits OR have had an EI claim within the last 5 years,
    OR have earned more than $200 in insurable earnings and paid EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the last 10 years
    OR be in receipt of BCEA or PWD benefits.
  • Must be referred by a WorkBC Employment Service Centre Case Manager.
  • Undergo a Criminal Record Check prior to program start date.

    Program Location:

    • Vancouver Island, BC – Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtney, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Ladysmith – Duncan

      Program Start Dates:

      • January 16, 2023
      • June 19, 2023
      • September 25, 2023

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