Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

ESTR Career Stream Courses

ESTR 0100
ESTR 0100
Practical Experience 3 (0,0,20)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
PREP
Students in the general educational stream of the Educational Skills Training Program are required to complete their program with a four-week practicum in an organization in their field of interest. Students will be required to work perform the duties of an entry-level employee. Work experience opportunities are negotiated for each student to suit their needs and the employers.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0120
ESTR 0120
Self and Community Awareness (5,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
PREP
In this course students explore their values and goals with regards to workplace success. Students are led through a variety of self assessments and self discovery tools to determine the field to which they are best suited. Students are also exposed to a variety of occupational fields in the form of vocational tours of Kamloops businesses. Students will begin an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) that outlines their future plans. Completion of the IEP will be required in the Career Awareness course.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0130
ESTR 0130
Workplace Academics 1 (5,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
PREP
This is an individualized course where students improve their skills both in literacy and math as it relates to the workplace. Some of the topics include: reading and following directions, work vocabulary, taking messages, using a calculator and money skills. Students are evaluated on the ability to demonstrate skills and show improvement in each of these topics.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0140
ESTR 0140
Workplace Academics 2 (5,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
PREP
This is a continuation of Workplace Academics 1. Students will increase their competencies in both math and reading/writing skills. The instruction in this course is individualized so that students will be challenged at their level of competence. Some of the topics include: measurement using the metric system, finding and reading information and writing simple messages and letters.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0130
ESTR 0150
ESTR 0150
Career Awareness (5,0,1)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
PREP
This course examines different occupations and issues related to the work environment. The student decides which occupations they want to consider and completes a job and self assessment process to determine what skills and knowledge each occupation requires and matches their skills, knowledge and abilities to those required in different jobs. In order to complete the course, a vocational plan outlining the students immediate and one to five year goal is required (Individual Employment Plan).
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
ESTR 0160
ESTR 0160
Introduction to the Workplace, Practical Experience (0,0,20)
Credits: 5
Campus
ED
PREP
Students will choose an entry level placement that will be matched with their interest and ability. The placement will be 4 weeks in length with the maximum of 20 hours per week determined by arrangement with the employer. Students will learn skills necessary for successful employment and will be monitored by the Work Experience Coordinator.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program