Government Funded Programs

CDI College has partnered with the Government of British Columbia to assist BC residents who may experience unemployment or underemployment and who do not have the financial means to attend a skills training program. These programs offer 100% funding and provide critical career development training to support sustainable entry into the provincial workforce.

 

 

Current Program Opportunities

 

Addictions and Community Services Worker Program
In Partnership with Founding Peoples Support Society

 

Start Date: February 6th, 2023

 

Program Overview:

This program has been created to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge they will need to help people who are struggling with addiction and drug abuse. Throughout this 50-week program students will participate in a combination of in-class lectures, field trips, and industry–related projects.

 

Before graduation, students will complete a 200-hour community placement where they will gain the hands-on experience that will be critical to success in their careers.

 

Eligibility:

  • BC Residents, Permanent Residents, or Refugee Claimants
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Currently on EI
  • Must meet program requirements
    • High School Graduation or Equivalent (from an English language institution OR
    • Mature student status (19 years of age upon starting classes and pass the college’s English admissions test)
    • Complete the ‘Student Declaration – Social Services Worker Programs’ form (provided by the college)
  • Meet Work Experience Placement Requirements
    • Criminal Records Check (by the Criminal Records Review Act)
    • Up-to-date immunization report (form provided by college)

 

 

Chairside Dental Assistant Program
In Partnership with AWARE Society

 

Start Dates: June 12, September 14, 2023 and April 15, 2024

 

Program Overview:

This program has been created to provide students with the knowledge to provide valuable assistance in a dental clinic. Students in the program will learn hands-on the tools and practices they will need to ensure proper handling of equipment, managing and charting patient records, and working side-by-side to assist dentists in their daily routine.

 

Eligibility:

  • BC Residents, Permanent Residents, or Refugee Claimants
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Currently on EI
  • Must meet program requirements
    • High School Graduation or Equivalent (from an English language institution OR
    • Mature student status (19 years of age upon starting classes and pass the college’s English admissions test)
    • Complete the ‘Student Declaration – Social Services Worker Programs’ form (provided by the college)
  • Clinical Requirements
    • Criminal Records Check (in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act)
    • Proof of Negative TB test. (In case of positive TB skin test, a negative chest x-ray report is required).

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