With the generous support of CIBC, the CIBC Navigator Program is making Co-operative education more accessible to ULethrbidge students with disabilities (SWD) and is enhancing student success. Successes from CIBC’s donation and growth of the program include:
- Since 2019, 8 Students with disabilities have participated in Co-operative education or Work Integrated Learning experiences due to CIBC funding.
- In 2022, 2 students completed 3 semesters and received the Co-op designation on their degree
- 7 Employer Partner participants located in Lethbridge and Calgary
- CIBC Navigator Students have a better chance of gaining meaningful employment after graduation
- CIBC Navigator students expressed increased engagement with academic and professional learning overall
- CIBC removed or reduced the financial barriers for SWD via wage subsidy
- Students participating in the CIBC Navigator Program actively engaged in transformative learning experiences via their Co-op work terms. Students developed technical and work-ready skills, an understanding of how to effectively self-advocate, developed personal and professional confidence and employment competencies: https://myexperience.uleth.ca/catalogue.htm
- SWD have reported an Increase in social and community connections toward a sense of belonging and future opportunities
- SWD have reported an increase in personal well-being through positive self-identity, sense of purpose and confidence
Are you a student registered with the Accessible Learning Centre and identifies with having a disability? https://www.ulethbridge.ca/accessible-learning-centre/placement-specific-accommodations
Book an appointment with a WIL Instructor at the Career Bridge to see if you qualify for the CIBC Navigator Program funding.
Are you an employer that may benefit from this funding support?