Community Education and Employment Support

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Develop skills for education and support roles in Yukon Communities.

Prepare for front-line roles within First Nation education departments, from wherever you are.

Program Description

Community Education and Employment Support (CEES) is a unique, culturally relevant program designed for people in and/or aspiring to effectively function in their front-line roles within a First Nation’s Education Department or other organization (i.e. Employment Training Officer, Education Support Worker, Community Education Liaison Coordinator, and/or Education Outreach Coordinator).

The program consists of 10, 3-credit courses to be taken over one year. The first course is offered face-to-face, while all other courses may be accessed through a combination of online and blended delivery options to allow students to access the program from their communities. 

Students will build knowledge and skills to apply in practice and will develop relationships with their cohort that will enhance resources, sharing, support, and mentorship opportunities.

Coursework Topics
  • Wellness and Self-Care
  • Communication
  • Computer and Office Fundamentals
  • Case Management
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Project Management and Event Planning
  • Further exploration into a specific area of interest in the field of education and employment support, through an elective course and a capstone project
Admission Requirements
  • English 11; OR 
  • Mature student status with acceptable scores on College Assessments and Computer Placement Test; OR 
  • Currently employed as an Education and Training Officer, with three to five pieces of sample writing for eligibility assessment. 
Distance Learning

Distance Learning, or online learning, provides you with access to class instruction over the Internet, rather than in a classroom. Most CEES courses will be available in an online learning format or a blend of online activities and video-conference class meetings.

Dedicated instructors, Campus Coordinators and E-Learning Mentors are available to support your distance learning success. Free tutoring and study skills, and a one-day online distance learning prep course are also available.
Email the Yukon College E-learning Mentor to discuss Distance Learning expectations and support.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Yukon College certificate in the Community Education and Employment Support program, students must: 

  • complete all core courses 
  • complete one elective (3 credits) 
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average) 
  • complete a minimum 50% of courses through Yukon College. 
Career Opportunities

The Community Education and Employment Support program will prepare graduates for increased capacity and employment in their First Nations as front-line staff such as:

  • Community Education Liaison Coordinators (CELC)
  • Education Support Workers (ESW)
  • Education Outreach Coordinators (EOC)
  • Employment Training Officers (ETO)

The program is also an opportunity for employed individuals to take courses as part of their professional development plan.   

Money Matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.