Many programs at Brighton College offer practicum/co-op opportunities after you successfully finish the academic portion of the program.
Work experience and hands-on training are a key component of many Brighton programs. The purpose of this program is to provide you with the opportunity to apply the up-to-date theory and skills you have learned throughout your program of study and to observe other professionals in practical situations. You can expect to acquire situation-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. You will receive feedback through an evaluation of your work experience performance and have the opportunity to gain valuable contacts in your chosen field.
Many programs at Brighton College offer practicum/co-op opportunities after you successfully finish the academic portion of the program. The purpose of this program is to provide you with the opportunity to apply the up-to-date theory and skills you have learned throughout your program of study and to observe other professionals in practical situations.
Students are encouraged to assist in finding their work experience placements if possible. This helps students learn skills necessary to job search in the future. Our Career Services staff will help place students when needed.
Students are expected to interview with their WEP host before accepting a placement. In order for the placement to be confirmed, both parties need to acknowledge the expectations and requirements of the placement by agreeing to the WEP Application and Conditions document.
Students are expected to attend their placement allocated daily hours and manage their own transportation to and from the placement. See the WEP conditions for more details on expectations during this period.
Education institutions in British Columbia are required by law to ensure that every student registered in a course with a practicum or co-op component that involves working with children or vulnerable adults undergoes a Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Program.
“The people were very kind and helpful especially Polly, it was through her that learned WorkBC has a program for a school grant and everything was fully covered. The school acted promptly to the needs of the students when there was an issue and they addressed it without delay.”
“While I was looking for changes on my career, I found Brighton College offers best program to learn drafting skills and construction knowledge in effective ways. I didn’t have drafting experience, but reading and interpreting drawing was part of my job journeyman plumber. I was very excited to learn how to create drawings using drafting software.”
“I appreciate my teachers who recognized my potential in Accounting and led me to the right program that will help my career growth. Equipped with knowledge and skills, I got hired immediately after my Co-op. Also, I am grateful to all school admin and staff that went above and beyond their student services. It made my learner journey at Brighton pleasant and memorable.”
“I was offered a job at E-Z Rect Manufacturing, where I design and build industrial shelving projects across North America. This would not have been possible without Brighton College and their excellent instruction and mentorship. I am grateful to the instructors and staff for their support.”
“My passion for architecture and design led me to discover Brighton College's Architecture Design and Building Technology online program. Despite being new to online learning, I found the courses to be comprehensive and the faculty to be knowledgeable, approachable and skillful.”
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