CDC 2017 Pre-conference Free Workshop- BCIT’s Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) program

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST

occupationsBCIT’s Corporate & Industry Training is well known by career development professionals, but did you know that we now look at the workplace training and education acquired by individuals and translate into this into post-secondary credits?  This allows individuals to receive recognition for their life’s experiences and puts them on a fast track towards earning a credential.

Organizations such as McDonald’s Canada have taken advantage of this program to further educate their employees, help them receive recognition for their in-house training, and to use this as a recruitment and retention tool.

Join us March 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST for a webinar to learn about BCIT’s Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) program and to find out more about how you can take advantage of this for yourself, your organization, or your clients!  You can also visit us at our booth at the 2017 BC Career Development Conference in Vancouver!

About the presenter:

Sonia Dhaliwal is a Program Planning Analysit with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) where she manages the Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) Program for Mature Students. She also developed and manages BCIT’s First Responder Career Development Program.

Her interests are in the areas of human capital, adult education, and recognition of non-formal and informal learning and education.  Sonia’s formal education includes a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Education with a focus in Adult Learning and Education at UBC.

How to Attend?

Please enter your member portal to access a link to join the free Webinar. You do not need any login password or ID to attend this session. Please note that we will start to accept attendees to the webinar at 11:50 am on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

This webinar is open to all BCCDA members and CDC current and past registrants. We will send the webinar link to all CDC registrants.

BCCDA Upcoming Training Days- Ethics and Theories Courses at Kamloops

Please share the news with your colleagues. We are on Our Way to Kamloops city!

Meet us on March 21st- March 23rd, 2017 to take courses with Karen Begemann, Career Consultant & Instructor at Douglas College and Work Matters Consulting. We offer $630 (5% tax included) for both Ethics and Theories courses. This is your chance to network with other professionals in the field. Also, a delicious light lunch will be provided to all registrants!

You can find below the following information about the courses:

BCCDA Ethics and Theories courses will provide you with essential foundations needed by career development practitioners working in a wide range of contexts.  Review and learn to apply traditional, contemporary and emerging career development theories.  Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian Standards & Guidelines Code (CSG) of Ethics for Career Development Practitioners and practice using the CSG Ethical Decision Making Model to solve common ethical dilemmas.


  1. Ethics Course

WHEN: March 21st, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


METHOD: In-person and Online delivery

PRICE (if taken separately): $250


  1. Theories Course

WHEN: March 22nd-23rd, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


METHOD: In-person and Online delivery

PRICE (if taken separately): $350


Please contact BCCDA Registrar office at to register.