Teacher's Assistant Certificate - Inclusion of Indigenous Cultural Competencies

Lower Mainland
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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 $2000.00 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 Includes:

  • 25 weeks inclusive of a 4-week practicum
  • First Aid, Violence Prevention & Food Safe certification
  • Indigenous focused cultural competenices components
  • Employability & job search skills support
  • 100% funded for eligible participants

Program Start Dates:

  • Cohort 1 – June 13, 2022
  • Cohort 2 – November 7, 2022

Please contact Karel Thompson, Program Coordinator:  604 488 4524 or kthompson@awaresociety.bc.ca