College Vocational Program (A101)

Program Description

Leadership Claims

The College Vocational (A101) program is unique in Ontario. 

Program Overview

The College Vocational program (A101) is a two-semester program designed to address employment barriers and meet the employment preparation needs of students who are neurodiverse or who live with a mild intellectual disability. Designed for maximum engagement and inclusion, the program helps students develop effective teamwork and communication skills, as well as self-awareness, self-advocacy and confidence to set achievable goals. In collaboration with community partner PTP Adult Learning & Employment Programs, students in this program participate in a range of employment-related workshops and have a work placement opportunity.

This program is suitable for those who have graduated from high school with an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or Diploma (OSSD) and workplace credits. This program is unique in Ontario.

Full Description

College Vocational (A101) at George Brown College is program designed for those who are neurodiverse or who have a mild intellectual disability and are interested in finding employment. Program activities help students to develop a variety of job-readiness skills and support individual career exploration to help find appropriate and meaningful employment.

(A101) students participate in a range of employment related workshops delivered by our community partner, PTP Adult Learning & Employment Programs. PTP also provides our workplace experience which can lead to paid employment upon graduation.

College Vocational Program Details:

  • job-readiness program provides support with resumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, networking and more
  • two-semester program starts in September
  • in-person delivery
  • PTP Adult Learning & Employment counsellors and job developers will support students in their work placement and job search both during and upon graduation from the program
  • designed for high school graduates with an Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or Diploma (OSSD) who have workplace or college credits

Course content includes:

  • self-exploration and career planning
  • communication and math skills training
  • digital skills training
  • intrapersonal and interpersonal skills enhancement

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Upon completion of the College Vocational (A101) program at George Brown, graduates can:

  • take specialized job training programs
  • enroll in additional college programs  
  • continue to work with PTP employment counsellors and job developers to find meaningful paid employment

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

College Vocational student Joey Gamulin

Read this story to learn about the success that Joey Gamulin had in this program and how it led to him becoming the 2022 Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies Dean’s Medal award-winner.

Joey Gamulin
Ontario College Certificate

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