VICTORIA – In a world where the labour market is ever changing, innovative and flexible education is paramount. Continuing Education programs continue to bridge the gap between traditional post-secondary education, and career focused training.

Whether you are looking to seek knowledge, build your career, or become a professional hobbyist, Camosun Continuing Education & Contract Training (CECT) has a course for you. We offer courses and certificate programs in business and leadership, trades, technology, health, nautical and marine, arts and culture, and the emerging cannabis industry.

“We have learned with our recent student survey that the majority of our learners seek personal development or improving skills for a current career,” says Michelle Traore, Acting Director of CECT. “Our programs and courses can address those very needs”.

CECT has focused their efforts on creating new, innovative programs such as the emerging cannabis industry, leadership in trades and Indigenous education. One such new course launching this fall is Cannabis in the Workplace: The New Reality. This course addresses various policy implications around impairment, drug testing and managing medical use in the workplace.

“We also look at societal trends in our target industries” says Traore. “For example, the demand for women in trades is increasing, and so we offered Carpentry for Women this semester, which is full with a growing waitlist”.

Continuing Education Programs at Camosun

CECT also offers certificate programs and external professional certifications such as Leadership Development, Microsoft Office, Hospital Unit Clerk and AutoCAD, to name a few. Many CECT courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends, so learners can earn certificates while working full-time.

The aim of CECT is to offer courses and programs based on the needs of the learners and the community. Furthermore, the CECT’s Learning Solutions team works with employers to develop customized employee courses and programs. Custom training allows business to fill skill gaps, address challenges in their workforce, plan for future growth and development and implement new technologies or innovations.

To learn more visit www.camosun.ca/ce or browse the course calendar, found in community boxes around the Greater Victoria area.