Are you having difficulty returning to work or school, or deciding the next step in your life due to challenges with mental health or addictions issues?
Redirection through Education (RTE) is a supported education program for adults, 19 years and older, who are facing challenges with mental health and/or addictions issues. RTE provides students with the opportunity to assess their readiness for full-time school or work.
Students enrol in credit courses such as College English, Computer Skills, Speaking with Confidence, Contemporary Issues in Adult Development, Strategies for Student Success and Psychology of Human Relations. These can lead to eligibility and/or exemptions in post-secondary programs, depending on the grades achieved. Other non-credit courses such as Foundational Skills in English and Supervised Study Skills are also included. Students can improve their relationship skills in the Interpersonal Skills course and through work with their individual counsellors.
In addition, RTE students engage in vocational assessment and exploration to help determine their interests and strengths, as well as to address areas of challenge. Career Path courses also focus on occupational research, job search strategies and preparation for work, including workplace accommodations and work/life balance.
While at RTE, students will explore possible careers and work environments, along with their readiness to return to work, by engaging in volunteer and unpaid work placements. Through goal setting and individualized counselling, RTE helps individuals make effective and informed choices regarding further education, skills training, jobs and other vocational plans.
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