Ontario Secondary School Diploma OR Ontario Secondary School Certificate or equivalent OR Mature Student Status PLUS:
A level of independence that precludes constant support
Ability to manage transportation to the College and to the field placement
Participation in an interview
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
This program is designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities and other significant learning challenges with the opportunity to experience college life, pursue a postsecondary education and develop skills that will help them prepare for employment. Students will engage with their peers in courses specific to the CICE program. Having chosen an individual vocational direction, each student will attend academic courses with their college peers. The support of a Learning Facilitator will be provided. The Learning Facilitator may attend classes, provide follow-up study skills, test preparation, and support course modifications when necessary.
CICE core curricula will include subjects covering communications, job and life skills, and human relations. Academic courses will be elective in nature and may be chosen from a variety of programs. Additional vocational areas may be added as the program progresses and grows. Work placement will help CICE students to develop and/or enhance vocational skills and involvement within their community. It is a goal that graduates will be able to function more independently and ideally, transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.
Provides opportunities to acquire life skills and vocational skills.
May provide skills for an independent lifestyle.
May lead to employment opportunities.
Many employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into their field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid-September, it may jeopardize the opportunity to complete your field placements in your area of academic concentration.
Placements will be completed at a variety of locations and may include day or afternoon shifts.
The dress code for field placement is business casual or as indicated by an employer.
Accepted applicants must supply proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to program entry.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.