Redirection Through Education - Work Entry Program (C702)

Redirection Through Education - Work Entry Program
School of Work and College Preparation
St James Campus
September, January, April
George Brown College Certificate
Redirection Through Education (RTE) is a supported education program that provides students with a mental health history the opportunity to assess their readiness for full-time school or work. Students can enrol in credit courses, such as English, Computer Skills, Speaking with Confidence, Contemporary Issues in Adult Development, Strategies for Student Success, and the Psychology of Human Relations. Vocational testing is offered to help students determine their interests and aptitudes, and a work placement experience allows students to test out possible careers as well as their readiness to return to work.

Full Program Description


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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Course Outline

Required Courses 



COMP1082     Computer Skills
PREP1008      Career Path I
PREP7078      Assertiveness
PREP7082      Interpersonal Skills
PREP7114      Volunteer Work Preparation
PREP7089      Volunteer Placement
COMM1003    English Skills
COMM1007    College English
PREP7111      Integrative Seminar

STS1034       Strategies for Student Success



Students may take one of the following courses:
PREP7110      Supervised Study Skills




COMP1082     Computer Skills
PREP1008      Career Path II
PREP7111      Integrative Seminar
PREP7089      Workplace Exploration
PREP7094      Workplace Preparation
COUN1007     Group Process

PREP7089      Co-op Work Placement


GHUM1025     Speaking with Confidence
GSSC1037      Contemporary Issues in Adult Development
GSSC1084      Psychology of Human Relations
GNED            General Education Elective 


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Students who go through this program go on to a wide range of employment opportunities depending on their interests and previous experience. Some choose to make a career change, and many go on to other post-secondary programs before seeking employment.

Tuition and Fees


Students in this program do not pay tuition or fees. This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

The program is designed for adults with a mental health and/or addictions history. Applicants should call the program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2315 to arrange to attend an information session, after which an English assessment in the form of an essay is written. A referral form must be completed by the applicant or referring worker. Applicants will be contacted for an admission appointment.

 School of Work & College Preparation Admission Requirements and Fees 2012-2013 

How Do I Apply to the Program  

Attend Information Session 

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Apply To  

George Brown College

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Contact the program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 2315.


George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.

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