VCC Counselling skills

Counselling skills

Change your life by pursuing a career that can help change the lives of others.

VCC’s part-time addiction counselling skills and community counselling skills programs are perfect for those interested in family support work, youth outreach, recovery services or a variety of other human services-related positions.

Johnny Perry was working as a chef in a Downtown Eastside catering company that helps employ and feed the less fortunate when he decided to enroll at VCC to learn the fundamentals of counselling.

Johnny Perry writing on his book.

“Over the years, I would often provide support services for our staff, many of whom suffer mental illness, struggle with addiction or have a hard time finding housing. I love to cook but I think social work is my second calling in life.”

Because VCC’s counselling skills programs are flexible, Perry was able to keep his job and study part-time. Students have up to three years to complete the required courses to earn a certificate.

Apply now and start studying in May.

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