Registration Open for Sault College’s Tuition-Free Skills Enhancement Training for Newcomers

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Sault College is now offering a new, tuition-free educational initiative aimed at supporting newcomers to Canada. The Skills for Success program offers three innovative micro-credentials in Communication, Collaboration, and Adaptability, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of newcomers to Canada and enhance the skills needed to thrive in the Canadian workforce. Registration is now open by visiting Skills Enhancement for Newcomers | Sault College.

Each micro-credential is up to 20-hours in length and is fully online and asynchronous giving the participants the flexibility to complete the course at a time most convenient for them. The micro-credentials also contain a Learn, Practice, and Apply section, with three virtual simulations as well as case studies, case-based exercises, and role plays. Each micro-credential also has an assessment at the beginning. Those participants who are successful with the assessment will pass the micro-credential and those not successful will be required to complete the course in full.

“The Skills for Enhancement training is a step towards developing the skills and employability of newcomers further preparing them to meet on-the-job skill demands in the Canadian workplace, as well as connecting/transferring their skills and knowledge from international work experience to the Canadian labour market,” said Lori Crosson, Dean, Continuing Education, E-Learning and Culinary. “This program is offered at no cost to eligible applicants, and we encourage those interested to register today. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a micro-certificate.”

To be eligible for the tuition-free Skills Enhancement for Newcomers, applicants must be:

a newcomer to Canada. A newcomer is defined as a citizen, refugee, or permanent resident who has been living in Canada for less than five years. Those who have received an invitation for permanent residency or citizenship but have not arrived yet in Canada are eligible to participate. at least 18 years old legally entitled to work and study in Canada

These courses have been funded through the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success program in partnership with Colleges and Institutes Canada.

For more information, contact Continuing Education at [email protected].

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