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Living out Encouragement: Debbie Dyck – TASK Alumni Profile

Debbie Dyck, member of TASK’s graduating class of 2007, feels she owes part of her success today to the set of work and life skills UFV’s Workplace TASK program gave her. Currently she is again a student at UFV, upgrading her math in the Upgrading and University Preparation Department with an eye to pursuing a […]

Sweet Success – Edward Davies – TASK alumni profile

University of the Fraser Valley’s Culinary Arts and Workplace TASK graduate Edward Davies is making things happen. Not one to sit around and wait for life to happen to him, he is keeping busy working, studying, and volunteering. He works at Panorama Mountain Village Resort’s cafeteria Grey Hall. In charge of his own station where […]

Achieving and Advocating – Andrew Boyd – TASK alumni profile

  UFV alumnus  Andrew Boyd is passionate about dispelling stereotypes. As a proud First Nations student and someone who has dealt with the challenges of a FAS diagnosis all his life, he wants to inspire others with his achievements both within and outside of his community. Focused on achieving his dreams, he proudly identifies as […]

Building Employee Success Skills

During the fall semester, Workplace TASK students explore career interests and develop the skills that will enable them to set and attain their goals. Part of developing those successful employee skills is determining what obstacles there can be to success. Because success starts in the mind with visualization, taking oneself out of the game with negative thinking […]

Interested Student? Where to send your intake package

We have moved campuses. Please note the new address for sending in the intake package found here . Alyson Seale Workplace TASK, University of the Fraser Valley 45190 Caen Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3 please note: UFV webpages are currently in system transition and will be updated as soon as possible.

And we’re off… starting the 2012-2013 year

September is a thrilling time here at Workplace TASK. Between a full class of enthusiastic new students and graduates from last year popping by our social networking forums to chat about new jobs they’ve landed, workplace success is all the buzz. We’re looking ahead to vocational tours and career planning this fall to prepare us […]

President’s Luncheon

  On May 2nd, UFV president Mark Evered hosted a luncheon for our Workplace TASK employers in Rivers Dining Room. We had an intimate luncheon of about 16 people.  He thanked the employers and noted their community involvement and university engagement in this way. Sharon Gaetz, Chilliwack’s mayor, joined us near the end for a wonderful discussion […]

Celebrating Achievements

April 26 was Workplace TASK’s “Achievement Day” — a chance for the class of 2012 to present their learning at the university.  The students invited their families, friends and in some cases social workers etc. to help them celebrate. Each of the students showcased some of their work based on their learning styles. They used […]

Wrapping up the Year

The students are putting the final touches on their showcases for their Achievement Day on Thursday. These will be presented to classmates and invited guests and range from speaking presentations and power points to posters and singing performances. Also coming together are the students’ largest project of the year — their “I’m On My Way” books. […]

Advice from the Workplace Trenches

Our students are in their second last week of their third work experience placements and Achievement Day is right around the corner. Our Facebook group is abuzz with what makes a good employee. TASK alumni weighed in. Sarah Grangeaud shared her advice to be on time, smile and work hard and Eric Geddes said, “make […]