6 Saturdays taken over several months - 33 hours
CTC offers a complete and comprehensive training and preparation course that is compulsory for all students wishing to gain overseas placements. The International Employment Training Certificate consists of: Pre-departure Preparation Workshop, Am I Ready for Overseas Employment, International Employment, Skills and Tools for the Successful Employee, Stress Management, Leadership Certificate, and Independent Research Project.
The International Placement Program facilitates the transition into an international workplace. Students wishing to be considered for assistance in placement must successfully complete the International Employment Training Certificate. The certificate consists of a thirty-three hour program divided into one half-day seminars and five full day seminars. In addition, an independent research project will form the basis of the final requirement.
During this course students will learn to:
* Identify pre-departure issues and apply these to their specific situation
* Analyze the skills required for international employment
* Differentiate between the myths and realities of working overseas
* Define and develop strategies for dealing with both culture shock and reverse culture shock
* Define an effective team
* Understand how conflict resolution, communication, and team building skills and tools result in successful employees
* Understand and pin point stress, target stress effectively, and develop and manage environmental, performance, and interpersonal stress
* Identify leadership styles and how the concepts of motivation, teambuilding, coaching and evaluating, and external influences relate to leadership
1. Pre-departure Preparation Workshop
1. Am I Ready for Overseas Employment?
2. International Employment
3. Skills and Tools for the Successful Employee
4. Leadership Certificate
5. Stress Management
Independent Research Project:
Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of their host country including its people, geography, history, politics, and relationship with Canada. With this understanding, students will be better able to decide if they wish to accept an international job offer. As well, this research is intended to facilitate the transition for the student from Canada into the foreign country and workplace.
Upon successfully completing seminar assessment examinations, survey, classroom activities, and the research project presentation and interview, students will receive a certificate in International Employment Training from Canadian Tourism College.