The Education Assistant supports students with a variety of needs from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The work of Education Assistants is increasingly complex and requires flexibility and the ability to think on one's feet, but above all, it is extremely rewarding. The duties of an Education Assistant include a broad range of tasks and skills which are varied according to the particular circumstances they are working in. An Education Assistant provides personal care, provides behaviour and learning support, facilitates inclusion, facilitates communication skills, and teaches and facilitates social interaction.
Our graduates make a difference in the lives of children, in the lives of families, and in the creation of healthy communities.
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Our students are diverse people of all ages, all genders, and all cultures who bring a rich variety of life experiences to the classroom. They want to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of children.
There is a high demand for Education Assistants, and KPU graduates are employed by all the school districts in the Lower Mainland including independent schools. Education Assistants work in both elementary and secondary schools in a variety of settings, including regular classrooms, resource rooms, work experience sites, and in life skills activities.