The Military and Veterans Partnership Team results from years of work and study with Veterans, by Veterans and experts in the field of career development, employment, education, and training. Together, they have determined the career, education, and training approach best suited to help Veterans effectively transition to civilian life. From this work, it was learned that Veterans have a unique career, education, and training needs grouped into three areas: social, environmental, and support.
To address these needs, the CBBC Military and Veterans Partnership Team was born to empower our Veterans to continue to make a difference.
The principles that guided the establishment and continued conduct of the CBBC Military and Veterans Partnership Team are:
Veteran Centric: the Veteran is at the centre of all decisions.
Compassionate: the Veteran is treated with compassion and respect.
Support: the Veteran is provided with the necessary support services to succeed while at the College and in the program.
Partnerships: the College works with all partners to help the Veteran succeed.
The three components of the CBBC Military and Veterans Partnership Team
The first is focused on career and employment, where the program team works with the Veteran student and employers to determine the best career path for the Veteran and program of study.
Secondly, the program includes the full range of personal support services that Veterans might need to complete their education. Support services such as a full-time peer support coordinator who is available to work with Veteran students on any issues that might prevent their graduation.
Lastly, the curriculum includes awareness training on the possible sector of employment, the Government of Canada Veteran Benefits and Programs, and prepares the Veteran to enter the workforce successfully.
Our staff will first work with the Veteran to determine a potential area of study and employment. We do this analysis based on the Veteran’s education and training background, a determination of the Veteran’s marketable skills, and an analysis of the labour market. This collaborative work will lead to a resolution of possible areas of study for the Veteran.
Supporting this work will be a determination of the Veteran’s financial options and the personal support services that are required to be in a place to assist the Veteran during the program of study.
A full suite of personal support services will be in place throughout the program of study to help ensure that the Veteran is successful. A full-time Veteran Personal Support Coordinator will be on location to provide ongoing peer support as required and to connect Veterans to personal support services they might need. The program has established partnerships with local, provincial, and federal service organizations to help Veterans as issues might arise.
Veterans in the program are encouraged to observe key dates by allowing them the time in the curriculum to commemorate them. The classroom areas are designed and organized with Veterans’ learning needs in mind and for Veterans with physical disabilities. Finally, there are Veteran members of the faculty.
Campus scheduling is flexible, allowing Veteran students to meet the changes inherent when transitioning from military to civilian life. The modular curriculum allows Veteran students to take only the training needed, thereby acknowledging training completed during service. The curriculum supports additional training throughout the area of study that includes: awareness training on Government of Canada benefits and services available to Veterans; and presentations by sector employers. Nearer to the end of the curriculum, the program prepares the Veteran for the job enrollment process and the civilian workforce.
The CBBC Career College financial staff will work with Veteran-friendly Canadian lenders and the Veteran, to help secure funding to pay for the program, if needed. Find out more about student funding options.
The mission of the Military and Veterans Partnership Team is to create a Veteran friendly career and learning environment that provides the flexibility and support that Veteran students look for and need for them to succeed following their service to Canada.
Our vision is to provide a flexible and supportive Veteran friendly career and learning environment that will enable Veterans to find meaningful and gainful employment following their service to Canada.