Childcare Training for Low Literacy Immigrant Women

Program Description 

This program equips immigrant and refugee women with tools and strategies to enhance their employability in the childcare sector and obtain a Child Development Assistant Certificate.

Program Details

  • 36 weeks of in-class training
  • 8 weeks of work experience
  • Gain skills required of a Child Development Assistant
  • Computer training
  • Canadian workplace preparation
  • Employment skills training

Eligible Clients

The program is available to immigrant women with less than 12 years of education and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 3-5. Eligible clients include permanent residents, refugees and Canadian citizens with language and cultural barriers.

Additional Program Information

  • Child Development Assistant Certificate is offered in collaboration with Bow Valley College
  • Work experience is offered in collaboration with businesses and non-profit organizations
  • One-on-one mentoring support is available 
  • Job search help upon completion of program
  • Follow-up support after program completion
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services

The program offers one intake per year

  • February – December 2019
  • February – December 2020

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