Red Deer - ELCC Programs

  • Early Learning and Child Care Program

    This training program is 20 weeks long and allows the participants to receive their Child Development Assistant certification and 380 hours towards Child Development Worker certification. 6 week practicum, child first aid and criminal record checks are also included in this program.

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  • Pre-Trades Training

    Our pre-trades training program starts the first Monday of every month. Each month we focus on a different skill. This is an entry level, pre-apprenticeship program that will give you a general overview of the different trades. Included with this are 2 weeks of in class training, 2 weeks hands on training and a 2 week work experience.

    This program is not currently available.

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  • Business Skills Services Program

    The business skills program runs for 4–16 weeks depending on your level of computer experience. This program is entry level and teaches you the basic skills needed in order to be able to work in an office environment. Covered are life skills, essential skills, as well as Microsoft Office 2010 programs. The program is individually tailored to meet each client’s needs. 2 week work experience and job placement assistance is also offered.

    This program is not currently available.

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  • Youth Links/National Work Experience (WE)

    Youth Links/National Work Experience (WE) is designed for youth aged 15-30 to overcome barriers in finding employment. Participants will complete 12 weeks of paid work experience to develop their job based skills while receiving one-on-one job coaching throughout the program. Employers receive a wage subsidy for the term of the program based employment and participants receive the necessary job skills to be successful going forward in their working life. Participants receive a $500 bonus upon successful completion of Youth Links.

    Regular intake sessions occur weekly on Wednesday between 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Staff meet with people, one-on-one, on a first come, first serve basis. You will be able to discuss the program and see if it is right for you, and make a plan.

    New groups start every 4 weeks. There is a one week assessment prior to acceptance into Program.

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