Tamwood Careers, Vancouver, British Columbia

Tamwood International has successfully registered with the British Columbia government a new career college based in Vancouver that will provide vocational training to international students who want to develop work readiness skills. In August 2014, Tamwood Careers will open its doors with a coop education program called "Communication for the International Workplace". 

Students in this program will be allowed to work part-time from day one of the course, which means they can finance their stay while studying as well as work full time during their practicum term. As a result of Canadian immigration law changes that took effect June 1, 2014, students studying full time in a vocational training program at a designated institution for 6 months or more will be given permission on their study permit to work part time (20 hours per week) while studying and full time during scheduled school breaks. This new work permission means college students can earn money to support themselves during their studies. Students at designated vocational colleges can also obtain for a work permit to do a coop education program.

Quick Facts regarding a new Work and Study Program: 

  • 48 week program: 24 weeks study term* plus 24 week coop term (* students can work part-time during entire program in addition to coop placement) 
  • Study Term includes course content on Canadian Culture and the workplace, travel, tourism, hospitality, customer service, sales and marketing... 
  • Pre-requisite: Low Intermediate English (CEFR B1, IELTS 4-4.5, Tamwood Level 4) 
  • Start Dates: Every Month 

Over the next 12 months, Tamwood Careers will launch several programs including coop education programs in business skills, communication skills and customer service skills. These programs are designed to give international students the key to the vocational skills they need to be work ready for their chosen career in their home country or in Canada.

Wherever you choose to go in life, Tamwood Careers helps you get there. Whether you want amazing life experiences at unforgettable destinations, acceptance into the international university of your choice, or to accelerate your future career, Tamwood helps make your dreams come true. With the guidance of our skilled staff and coaches you will learn new skills, expand existing abilities, discover talents you didn’t know you had, and forever transform yourself in wonderful ways you can barely imagine. Life grows more global, more exciting and more competitive every day. Start growing too, and confidently meet tomorrow’s challenges. Tamwood Careers is your first step toward doing more, learning more, and becoming more.

Study at Tamwood Careers

Communication for the International Work Place

This 12 month Workplace Program offered at Tamwood Careers includes a combination of hospitality, tourism and customer service related study and an interactive program of communication, culture, professional and personal skill development. Building cultural competency is central to the design of the program and the materials and methods of instruction which support the curriculum. After completing the six modules of the program, students will complete an entry level front line cooperative education position in a hospitality, tourism or customer service organization. Following the cooperative education term, students will return to the classroom for further training emphasizing management and leaderships skills.

Content areas of instruction will include basic concepts and skills related to duties and responsibilities associated with positions in customer service, front desk, hospitality and tourism operations, food and beverage service and general office related skills and tasks. Students must complete a 600 hour work practicum to graduate from this program. Students typically do their work term in a hospitality, tourism or customer service organization as these jobs allow students to develop communication, culture, professional and personal skills. Jobs are typically low skill, service positions in Vancouver, Whistler, resorts areas of BC and Alberta and sometimes in Ontario.

Duration of the course: 48 weeks (600 hours of in-class instruction + 600 hours of cooperative work


Course fees:

CAN$    125 Application Fee
CAN$ 7,656 Tuition (Course fee)
CAN$ 1,400 Coop Term Services Fee
CAN$    450 Materials