You Belong Here.
Welcome to Algonquin College’s Workforce and Personal Development (WPD) department. We are a dedicated group of caring individuals from across the college and the broader community who enhance existing programs, create new initiatives and re-align existing functions for new learning, education and career opportunities for our diverse population.
Strengthening the fabric of our community
Algonquin College is passionately focused on student success, and its vision, mission, core values and operating principles were developed to support that goal. In turn, WPD supports these efforts by welcoming and embracing diverse populations into college programs for the benefit of the entire community.
WPD can help you take the first step-and each step after
In high school? Or already working? Wondering what you’d be good at, or whether college is right for you? No matter what stage you’re at right now, WPD’s many services and programs can help you from beginning to end, or any step in between.
ACCESS We put learning within easier reach with our outreach programs and access to college information and services.
ADVICE From choosing the right course to wellness counselling, WPD supports new services to ensure you always have someone to talk to from Mentors, Coaches, Advisors, Counsellors, and Student success specialists.
ASSESSMENT Where are you now? Where do you want to go? WPD will direct you to the assessment services you need for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), Foreign Credential Recognition, Advanced Standing, and Competency Assessments
PROGRAMS Our programs help you learn and polish your job-searching and employability skills. Ask us about new Bridging, Employment Preparation, Language, Academic skills, and Skill Building programs.
EMPLOYMENT WPD works with local employers and with many other groups in the greater community including government, non-profit organizations, regulatory bodies, professional associations, and Algonquin College itself to forsee employment opportunities for Algonquin graduates.
Getting a better job. Having meaningful opportunities. It’s all about wanting to do more. With WPD, you can do it!
The WPD mandate to serve you:
- We welcome and value immigrants and newcomers, Aboriginal people, students who are the first in their family to consider college, people with disabilities, and experienced or mature workers in their learning toward advanced employment
- We achieve educational excellence by embracing a diverse community