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 Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Certificate
SchoolVancouver Island University
LocationNanaimo, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 12,000
Full-time Graduate: 440
Length30 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites Notes
  • High school graduation or completion certificate
  • Minimum 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year
  • Completion of an employment preparation program such as WEST (accredited program) or at least one year of work and/or volunteer experience. An intake assessment will be conducted for each applicant to address suitability and to identify if self-employment is a feasible, realistic goal.

Applicants will be required to participate in an intake interview with the CETP Faculty to identify and discuss their goals of wanting to be in the program. The intake interview will be an opportunity for the Faculty to deem the applicants' suitability to the program.


Tuition is free for domestic students, and financial support for other costs could be made available.
DescriptionStudents with cognitive barriers or students who have faced employment challenges will learn all the essential skills of being an entrepreneur. With Faculty and community support, students will create a simplified business plan and acquire all the necessary licenses to operate their business. In the last 4-weeks of the program, students will put their business into practice with support from Faculty and assigned community mentors.
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