Our Program is divided into four levels. Each level lasts about 13 weeks.

You can complete the program in one year. However, if necessary you may take up to 18 months to finish it.

Together with our instructor/counsellors, you will develop an individual goal plan and a return to work action plan. We will help you develop strategies to overcome any challenges that have prevented you from getting or keeping a job in the past.

Levels 1 and 2

Instruction is all in-house.

Levels 3 and 4

In-house instruction continues, combined with on-the-job training with our local and regional business partners.


There are many components to the training offered here at SSWAP.

Instructional areas include Life Skills and Personal Development, Upgrading, Customer Service, Computer Fundamentals, Portfolio, Workplace Literacy, Budgeting, Healthy Living, Career Exploration and Employability Skills like adaptability, presentation, teamwork, confidence as well as others. Learn more about them here.

The four work exploration areas at SSWAP are: Workshop, Janitorial, Food Services and Reception. More information here.


Participants receive certifications in FoodSafe, Standard First Aid, CPR and WHMIS.