College instructors teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, technical and vocational institutes and language schools.
College instructors teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, technical and vocational institutes and language schools. You may also develop courses and/or deliver training for private training companies, community agencies, language schools or government agencies. You may specialize in a particular field of study.
Generally, college instructors:
This job requires: Post-Graduate
This job requires 2 - 5 years of work experience.
As a college instructor, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with students and co-workers. You need to develop written and oral learning materials and instruct, mentor and counsel students. You also need to interact with colleagues, including other instructors, supervisors and administrative staff.
There is demand for college instructors because of the need to provide individuals with updated and specialized skills. While most opportunities arise within the educational sector, there will be opportunities in the private sector as well. However, with recent changes in government spending, the demand for continuing education services and attendance rate of young people, the number of college instructors is expected to slightly decrease over the next few years.
The work prospects for this job are: FAIR
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$32.31/hour.
Source: Working in Canada
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs:
Many college programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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