This program is intended to complement YTC's existing educational programming and assist students in identifying their learning/employment needs, and provide a foundation for learning other relevant skills. Essential Skills are the skills required to carry out everyday life and occupational tasks. They are not the technical skills required by any particular occupational group.
Essential Skills are:
- Oral Communication
- Computer Use
- Document Use
- Continuous Learning
- Working with Others
- First Nations Culture
- Help people perform the tasks required by their occupation and other activities in daily life
- Provide people with a foundation to learn other skills
- Enhance people's ability to adapt to change
The program builds on a foundation of Aboriginal culture, traditional knowledge, and language. Students are also supported by the wide array of services the College provides to help them on their learning path including tutoring, counselling, and career exploration.
The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.