Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Education and Skills Training Program (ESTR)

Career options for everyone: The Education and Skills Training Program provides students with cognitive disabilities knowledge about future employment opportunities and training in a specific area.

During the full-time, nine-month program students divide their time between classes, labs and work placements.


Core Classes

  • Communications
  • Employability Skills
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Job Search

Students can also attain the following additional certifications:

  • WorldHost
  • Food Safe

Career Exploration Option

Students explore entry level employment options, complete core courses and two work experience placements.

Students learn:

  • Safe work practices
  • Employer expectations
  • Teamwork
  • Basic computer skills
  • Self and community awareness
  • Basic entry level job skills

Upon completion students may move on to Skills Training, other educational programs or go directly to entry-level employment.