Columbia Youth Leadership Centre (CYLC)
The Columbia Youth Leadership Centre will assist unemployed or marginally employed youth to develop necessary academic competencies to complete their high school education, develop and/or strengthen their leadership skills, pursue further employment related training, or obtain employment.
Services will be available to youth in the afternoons and on the weekends. Youth may be involved in any number of services; depending upon their changing needs, their degree of involvement may change from semester to semester as their academic needs change or are satisfied.
In addition to Alberta Department of Education curriculum, the Center will utilize the full scope of on-line and computerized tools available to help students achieve their goals. The use of technology will allow students to access support materials from outside the classroom, and given the current accessibility and high levels of technology used by youth, avoid conventional reliance on paper and pencil methods.
The Centre will offer students the following support services:
- Academic Upgrading to develop academic competencies at a Grade 10 -12 education level
- Adult basic education (Grade 7-9) Support and Training
- Basic Skills Training to gain competencies (Literacy & Numeracy Grades 1-6) to function at entry level work opportunities
- Life Skills/Personal Management skills training to foster problem solving & critical thinking skills and other professional skills
- Learning to learn Clubs, one on one assistance to gain study skills and be able to complete homework requirements
- Youth Tutoring Services to support academic progress in such areas as Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies
- Workshops on Topics of relevance, for example, time management, health literacy, managing basic finances, and computer skills to develop strategies for success
- Peer support groups, Life Skills workshops to encourage and motivate each individual
- Work Experience will be available to assist students in obtaining meaningful employment
After an initial assessment process to determine current needs, students will receive structured classroom instruction as well as tutoring to support academic progress, or to address gaps in their current profile that inhibit further educational opportunities. Activities to support improved education in all academic areas, address learning gaps, and build participants’ confidence will be designed. Students will also be provided with instruction in basic computing. Daycare services in our Childcare and Early Education Centre may allow students with young children to access our program.
The pre-career, career and professional programs will be possible opportunities available to youth to continue their learning experience as they complete their program. The college campus creates an environment of hope and motivation for future possibilities.
This program is open to youth between the ages of 18 – 30 currently out of school and who are either unemployed or marginally employed.
Most students attending classes will apply for and receive grant funding from the Government of Alberta. Your Admission Advisor will assist you in applying for funding.
How to Register
Contact Columbia College at 403-235-9300 or drop in to see a Columbia College advisor. No appointment needed.
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- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self