1 ADVANCED EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CERTIFICATE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read the INFORMATION section in full 2. Complete the PERSONAL INFORMATION section 3. Complete the ADMISSION ROUTES and ACADEMIC HISTORY sections 4. Complete the COMPETENCIES QUESTIONNAIRE 5. Sign to say that you have read the DECLARATION and PRIVACY AND INFORMATION RELEASE STATEMENT 6. See APPLICATION CHECKLIST for required attachments INFORMATION Advanced Employment Skills Certificate (AESC) Overview This twenty-two month Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to: Gain valuable work experience with a local employer; Earn 30 credits towards a UNBC degree; Build computer, project management, interpersonal and digital marketing skills; and, Obtain applied project planning and execution experience. For the student, there is no cost to participation. Each student is placed with an employer full-time while the employer covers the cost of tuition, accommodation in UNBC s residence, and participation in UNBC s food plan, for 20 of the 22 months. During the two months where these costs are not covered by the employer sponsor (the summer work term), the student will be paid a direct wage by their employer sponsor and offered a value added package for accommodation by UNBC. Students are not paid during the program except for the summer work term. While working, students attend class in the evenings (two to three nights per week) and on weekends (one weekend per semester) to avoid conflict with their full-time work. As part of the work commitment, students will complete a large project for the employer. The AESC course offerings include a combination of academic and applied Continuing Studies courses. The learning outcomes associated with the AESC include: (1) academic breadth and depth, (2) analytical, critical, and creative thought, (3) liberality, inclusiveness and an appreciation of diversity, (4) personal growth, leadership skills and effective communication, (5) engaged citizenship from the local to the global level and (6) lifelong learning and intellectual development.
2 Applicant Information The first intake for the AESC will be September, This first intake will run from September, 2015 through to June, 2017 (22 months in duration). This program is designed for people who have not previously attended post-secondary; however, students with transferable credits from a postsecondary institution will be considered, comparing courses already taken to the courses being offered as part of this Certificate program. Students with transferable credit will be expected to attend classes they have obtained transfer credit for, for audit purposes. To apply you must be: A Canadian Citizen or permanent resident; Eligible to work in Canada; A future UNBC student (i.e. not yet registered as a student at UNBC) who would like to attend the Prince George campus; Able to work 30 to 35 hours per week for 22 months straight; Able to attend evening and weekend classes (one per semester) for the 22 months of the program; and, Able to complete a project over the 22 month period, as agreed upon by your employer sponsor and a Continuing Studies representative. Eligible to take Math 150, having completed one of the prerequisite courses: Principles of Math 12, or Pre-calculus 12, or Math Foundations 12 or Math Accommodation & Food AESC students will be provided accommodation in UNBC s residences. The residences are a minute walk to the main campus. Each student will have access to: a kitchen, common area and their own bedroom. Each student is required to bring their own bedding and pillows. Additional residence amenities include: study lounges, common lounges, laundry facilities and parking. Students will be responsible for the cost of parking and the $250 housing damage deposit. While living in residence, AESC students will have access to UNBC s 7-Day Meal Plan. This Meal Plan provides students with unlimited access to the Dining Hall and all of its Food Service Options from 7am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 8am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. Please note that the hours of operation may change for the May/June intersession semester. Persons with food allergies will be accommodated. Students will be responsible for the cost of accommodation and food over the summer work term (July and August of 2016). Note: During the 22 months of the AESC, students will have access to all of the services available to UNBC students. Information on student services can be found at unbc.ca/services Key Dates (2015) June 1 June 30 July 1-14 July August 3-7 August September 8 September 10 AESC call for applicants opens AESC application deadline Applicant pre-screening Applicant interviews Applicant placement offers made Student orientation First day of work First day of class
3 AESC curriculum 1. September - December 2015 ENGL Writing & Communication Skills Computer Skills COMM Intro to Canadian Business 3. May - August 2016 ENVS Intro to Environmental Citizenship Project ID and Plan Paid Summer Work-Term (July 4th - Aug 29th) 5. January - April 2017 COMM Intro to Marketing Digital Marketing COMM Financial Accounting 2. January - April 2016 MATH Finite Mathematics for Business Economics Project Management ECON Microeconomics 4. September - December 2016 FNST the Aboriginal People of Canada Interpersonal Skills ECON Macroeconomics 6. May - June 2017 POLS Intro to Contemporary Political Issues Final Project PERSONAL INFORMATION LEGAL First Name LEGAL Last Name BC Student PEN # Preferred First Name Former Last Name (if applicable) Preferred Title: MS MISS MRS MR Other: Telephone Cell Address Address 1 Address 2 City/Town Province Postal Code Date of Birth ( MM/DD/YY) Do you have a disability? Yes No Gender Female Male Other Marital Status Married Single/Never Married Previously Married Aboriginal Status Name of your Band or Nation (if applicable) First Nation Status First Nation Non-Status Métis Inuit Emergency Contact First Name Emergency Contact Last Name Emergency Contact s Relationship to You: Emergency Contact Daytime Phone Number Emergency Contact Evening Phone Number CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION STATUS Country of Citizenship Country of Birth Which best describes you: Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant Canadian Citizen Date of Entry into Canada First Language/Mother Tongue Have you been attending a school where the primary language of instruction is English? No Yes (How many years? ) Please list any additional languages spoken:
4 To submit form 1. In person to Continuing Studies 2. By to ADMISSION ROUTES - CHECK ONE WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOU High School oo I am currently completing high school for the first time. (Note: interim transcripts from your high school are required as part of your application) I have completed high school, and have not attended any post-secondary institution(s). I have completed high school, and am currently upgrading. oo I have attempted fewer than 15 university transferable credits at a postsecondary institution(s). Other oo Mature: I am 21 years of age, a Canadian Citizen and/or permanent resident of Canada. ACADEMIC HISTORY Secondary Schools Attended (Please list most current first) From To Name of School Location (City/Province) Grade Level Completed Official transcripts from the Ministry of Education must be included All Post-Secondary Institutions Previously/Currently Attending (Please list most current first) From To Name of School Location (City/Province) Grade Level Completed Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions must be received at UNBC directly from those issuing institutions AUTHORIZATION TO ACT ON BEHALF OF - OPTIONAL You may wish to authorize someone to act on your behalf with respect to application status, registrations, financial information/activities, transcripts or graduation. Authorization to act on behalf of means one can perform transactions on the applicant s behalf. This information release will be valid for one calendar year. If you wish to designate someone to act on your behalf, please provide: Name of Designate: Relationship to You:
5 COMPETENCIES QUESTIONNAIRE taken from: 31 Core Competencies Explained (no date) Available at: articles/31-core-competencies-explained (Accessed: 30 April 2015) The competency information provided will be used to assess each applicant s suitability for the program, match appropriateness for employer sponsors, and identify areas of development for accepted applicant s to work on as they move through the program. Of the competencies listed below please indicate the competencies you feel you are the strongest in versus those you would like to develop: Fostering Teamwork: As a team member, you have the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team. Managing Performance: You take responsibility for your own performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly. Attention to Communication: You ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed. Oral Communication: You express yourself clearly in conversations and interactions with others. Written Communication: You express yourself clearly in business writing. Persuasive Communication: You can plan and deliver oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade your intended audiences. Interpersonal Awareness: You interpret and anticipate others concerns and feelings, and communicate this awareness empathetically to others. Customer Orientation: You demonstrate concern for satisfying customers. Analytical Thinking: You tackle problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Technical Expertise: You demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area. Initiative: You identify what needs to be done and do it before being asked. Self Confidence: You believe in your ideas and are capable of being successful. Stress Management: You are able to function effectively when under pressure. Flexibility: You are open to different and new ways of doing things. End of Questionnaire
6 DECLARATION I hereby declare that the information I have submitted in this Application for Admission/Readmission is correct and true. I understand that completion of this signed application permits the University of Northern British Columbia to request and/or confirm any information necessary to support my Application for Admission/Readmission; that submission of any false statement or documents will result in the immediate cancellation of admission or registration to the University of Northern British Columbia; and that information on falsifications may be shared with the Member Institutions of Universities of Canada. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION RELEASE STATEMENT Students are advised that the use of information provided on this application form, and other information placed in a student record, complies with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and with the policies and procedures of the University of Northern British Columbia. In addition to internal administrative uses related to student admission, registration and status, student information may also be used in strict confidence in University research and planning. Certain student information is provided on a confidential basis to Partner Institutions, to Statistics Canada as governed by the Canada Statistics Act, and to the BC Government. The internal use of student records, and the obligatory reporting of student data to external bodies, respect the absolute confidentiality of student information. I have read and understand the Declaration and Privacy and Information Release Statement above: If you are under 19 years of age, you must get your parent/guardian to sign below: Signature: Date: Signature: Date: ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD - OPTIONAL Students have the opportunity to opt out of free accommodation and the meal plan. Choosing this option means you will be responsible for covering all living expenses. Students also have the alternative option to live off campus and take advantage of UNBC s meal plan. If you would prefer this option, please check the appropriate box below. Choosing this option means you will be responsible for all living expenses except food offered as part of UNBC s meal plan. Please note, you have the option to opt back in to UNBC s free accommodation and meal plan at any time during the program by contacting Lesley Anderson, Con tinuing Studies Coordinator. If accepted into this program I wish to opt out of free accommodation and the meal plan. If accepted into this program I wish to opt out of free accommodation only and still take part in the free meal plan. ADDITIONAL APPLICATION QUESTION 1. Please indicate you have the required resources to cover the living expenses not covered by the AESC Program: Yes No APPLICATION CHECKLIST Completed Application Form Transcripts (if applicable) Note: if you are currently enrolled in high school you are required to provide interim transcripts from your high school as part of your application. Cover letter Resume To submit form 1. In person to Continuing Studies 2. By to Three References (as part of the applicant pre-screening, applicant references will be checked) See reverse for instructions Application question answer (see above) End of