Work Experience - Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The Autism CanTech! program includes a paid work experience that will take place over 2 months (typically 5 hours/day) for a total of 200 hours. The work experience is a part of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). This component of the program is a key part of the overall learning experience. The work experience gives participants the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom to gain an entry-level position with an employer-partner, while also learning about their own skills and the type of work they might want to do in the future. 

During the program, their Career Coach will work with them to find out about their skills, previous experience, and interests. This will help to find them a work experience that fits with their interest and abilities.  They will have input into their work experience, but the please note, the program may not be able to place them in the exact job they want or with the exact employer they want.

During their work experience, participants will develop their skills, experience a professional work setting, and build their confidence. This experience will also build their network, add experience to their resume, and can lead to a good reference.  

Participants can still be on provincial supports such as AISH, STADD, or other government supports while in the program. The experience is 2 months long and participants will receive a $1,668 stipend for each month (200hrs/month) of work experience completed for a total of $3,336. 

Please be sure to speak with a case worker regarding impacts the paid work experience may have on particpant's government supports.

For more information or to learn more about the program, please reach out to our Team:

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NorQuest College, Alberta & Sask

Next Program start date:  November 2021
Program start date: Nov 29, 2021 
Program end date:  June 30, 2022 
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery:  Virtual
Location: Alberta and Saskatchewan-wide 
Application deadline: November 15, 2021 

Upcoming Dates:
Virtual (Alberta Wide): January 2022
In-Person (Edmonton Campus): March 2022

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, British Columbia 

Next Program start date: March 2022
Program start date: March 28, 2022
Program end date: September 30, 2022  
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded) 
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In- person OR Virtual), 
Location: Douglas College –New Westminster BC Campus  
Application deadline February 15, 2022

Apply early to avoid dissapointment.