The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
$61,891 - $70,144 a year
Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic and Community Education, the Co-Op Coordinator markets and promotes NVIT’s Co-op programs to the business community, NGO, etc., general public, prospective students, and our internal NVIT community; develops employment opportunities for students in all appropriate NVIT program areas; and guides students in their experiential learning.
Developing, marketing, and promoting related work placement programs to new and existing local, provincial, and national employers, professional associations and other institutions;
Prepare reports for the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Community Education;
Works in close co-operation with Faculty members and Department Heads to determine effectiveness of program curriculum in meeting client requirements;
Researches and identifies potential clients in industry, government agencies (municipal, provincial and federal) and institutions who would benefit from involvement with NVIT Co-op students;
Reviews courses and programs with employers and faculty in the revision of co-op programs to meet academic and industry requirements;
Determines employer requirements and evaluates suitable candidates from within the NVIT student body;
Designs and delivers pre-employment training programs and assesses effectiveness of training programs by continually evaluating student preparation for the workplace;
Conducts on-site visits to monitor and evaluate the technical requirements of the student placement and the employer environment with respect to working conditions, safety standards, and academic requirements of the position;
Evaluates student performance in the work place and resolves performance issues;
Advises employers on requirements and availability of government funding for Co-op placements;
Reports quarterly on student placement statistics, employer profiles, local, national and international work placements and closure rates on posted positions;
possess a Bachelors or a Master’s Degree in a related field and/or a desired combination of education and experience;
demonstrated experience working successfully with Aboriginal people in an employment related field;
excellent interpersonal, marketing/presentation skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational planning abilities;
experience having developed and delivered pre-employment training programs is desired;
knowledge and understanding of current and emerging industry requirements and practices;
knowledge of co-operative education and experiential learning; and
NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.
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