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Access Programs for People With Disabilities

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Register now to attend one of our Intake/Information Sessions!  

Applications for September 2018 Information Session will begin in November 2017 see the dates listed below and REGISTER to attend a session here:

Monday, March 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm Room 1205A KPU Surrey Register
Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm Room 1535 KPU Langley Register
Thursday, April 5, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm Room 1360 KPU Richmond Register

See either the Work Exploration or Job Preparation Options web page for eligibility and more program details.

The Access Programs for People with Disabilities teach the essential skills to become successful students, capable employees and valuable members of the community.

Program Goals

Access Programs for People with Disabilities Department (APPD) offers ten-month employment programs for adults with a permanent disability or a combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success. These programs prepare students for employment, volunteer work or further education.

Program Options

  1. Work Exploration is designed to provide information to students about work opportunities.
  2. Job Preparation is designed to meet the vocational needs of students seeking competitive employment.
  3. Vocational Skills Training has in the past offered two programs designed to provide specific skills training and work experiences.  These programs are not being offered as they are currently being reviewed. Watch this site for updates.

All Vocational Skills Training Options are currently not available - UNDER REVIEW:

Admission Requirements

Program-specific details are outlined in the program option sections listed above and visit the KPU calendar through this link.


APPD students

Employment Potential

APPD program options are designed to develop work-related skills, increase self-awareness and increase self esteem. With instruction and training, students work toward realizing their employment and personal potential.


A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who have successfully completed an APPD option.

For more information,contact Bryn Poirier at or by calling 604.599.3095.