Workplace TASK Program
Workplace Training in Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge (TASK) certificate
The TASK pre-employment program is for adult students with disabilities who want to explore employment opportunities and prepare for a job.
Read about student experiences in the TASK program.
Entrance Requirements | Course Descriptions | Fees and Costs
TASK Entrance Requirements
For entry into the Workplace TASK program, students must:
be 19 years old before starting the program
have a history of a disability (providing documentation may be helpful)
have independent self-management skills (e.g., able to get to and from the university and work experience sites independently and be unsupervised during lunch)
be motivated to find competitive paid employment
provide two references, and
complete an interview with the TASK instructor to determine program suitability
The TASK program is offered each September, and applications are accepted anytime.
To apply to the TASK program, complete the following forms:
TASK Intake Form
UFV Online Application
Adult Upgrading Grant (if applicable)
TASK Course Descriptions
TASK is an eight-month full-time program. Students attend classes four days a week at the
Chilliwack CEP campus.
Fall Semester (September - December)The first semester is in the classroom where students learn employment preparation and self-management in the workplace. Students also receive safety and industry training in WHMIS, FoodSafe, SuperHost, and First Aid.
TASK 051 Personal and Workplace Essentials
TASK 052 Career Exploration
TASK 053 Safety and Industry Certificates
Winter Semester (January - April)In the second semester, students put their skills to the test in a series of work-experience placements with local businesses.
Full course descriptions are on the
Students must participate or show proof of knowledge in all six courses and successfully complete a work experience placement in order to receive a University of the Fraser Valley certificate.
TASK Fees and Costs
Tuition fees are approximately $2300 for two semesters. The cost of four employability workshops is included.
Additional costs for classroom supplies are approximately $100 (e.g., books, computer memory card, stationery etc.).
Funding is available for those who qualify with the
Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) through UFV's Financial Aid and Awards.
AUG applications must be submitted to
Financial Aid at least four weeks before classes start.
For full details about the TASK program, see the
TASK students on work experience in Chilliwack community slideshow