Our Training Program

Employment Retention Training and Assessment
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Our training program, Employment Retention Training and Assessment (ERTA), provides you with the confidence and skills you need to retain employment in a business professional environment.

Our training takes you beyond resumes and interviews. You will learn how to cope with deadlines, conflicting priorities, and ambiguity. You will learn what are acceptable and unacceptable behaviours in the workplace. Conflict resolution and appropriate communications will be addressed. You will learn about organizational structures and functions, business practices and processes, how to work independently and within a team. To top it all off, you will receive continual feedback and coaching!

This training is offered regularly and scheduled to accommodate as best it can, the needs of the participants. We do our best to accommodate job obligations that participants have while taking the course.

The class sizes are small to maximize learning outcomes.

Next ERTA Training starts in 2020. The total number of classroom hours is 90. Typically classes are scheduled over a two to three month period.

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To enrol, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Participate in a 30-45 minute Meet & Greet with Orbital staff
  2. Provide a recent resume that includes all work (including volunteer) and educational experiences
  3. Display an aptitude in abilities needed to succeed in a business profession by placing in the top 40% of the general population as assessed at our office. Your aptitude results will be shared with you.

The cost to take the aptitude assessment is a non-refundable $200.00 + GST fee.

The ERTA program is subsidized by The Vancouver Foundation which allows us to offer it at a reduced price of $749 + GST to individuals. Our refund policy is as follows:

  • Registration fee of $49.00 is non-refundable
  • The balance of $700 is refundable based on completion as follows:
    • If you cancel before the course starts, we refund $700.00
    • If you complete .01% to 25% of the course, we refund $525.00
    • If you complete 26% to 50% of the course, we refund $350.00
    • If you complete 51% to 75% of the course, we refund $175.00
    • If you complete over 75% of the course, we refund $0.00

All supplies, books, and computer usage are provided by Orbital Learning.

Individuals who are sponsored by a company or agency, may have arrangements whereby their sponsor pays all fees. Payment plans are available to those who require.

Orbital Learning Inc. reserves the right to request an individual who disrupts the learning of other individuals to the extent that the quality of the course is comprised to leave the training. The individual will be asked to leave, and the appropriate refund applied.

Feedback and Coaching

Working in a Team

Dealing with Ambiguity