Transitional Vocational Program

The Transitional Vocational Program provides post-secondary training to adults with mild developmental disabilities to help them prepare for the world of work and independent living.

The program is typically completed in one year and combines on-campus instruction with work experience placements.

Program Benefits

Students attending a Transitional Vocational Program will:

  • Receive career counselling, job search assistance and various work experiences;
  • Learn general occupational skills such as keyboarding, equipment use and workplace safety;
  • Develop positive attitudes about the value of work;
  • Develop academic, social and independent living skills; and
  • Participate in recreational and leisure activities in their community.

Who May Apply?

Individuals may apply to the program directly upon completion of high school and must be:

  • At least 18 years of age,
  • Identified as having a developmental disability and a history of special education or modified programming,
  • Motivated to obtain employment,
  • Ideally, those able to use public transportation independently.

Where is the Transitional Vocational Program Offered?

The Transitional Vocational Program is offered at several colleges throughout Alberta. Each college’s program combines classroom and work experience training. Students are encouraged to choose a college that best meets their needs, interests and goals.

How Do I Apply and What Funding is Available?

To apply to the program, or inquire about funding, contact a college that offers the Transitional Vocational Program and make an appointment. Contact the Career Information Hotline at 1‑800‑661‑3753 or visit your nearest Alberta Works Centre to find out information on the different colleges that offer the Transitional Vocational Program.


Modified: 2007-11-22
PID: 5617