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  • Why do so many people go abroad for education or work experience?People will give many reasons when you ask them this question but those reasons usually can be summed up as one of three common themes:They or their parents want them to get into their first choice of universityThey or their parents want to be able to improve their career opportunities and they believe work or education abroad will help them achieve this goalThey want to grow as a person and have an amazing life experienceAnd when you dig deeper and ask: why is it important to you that you get a great job or why is it important to you that you have a unique life experience, they ultimate answer is that they want to have a GREAT life.
  • Everyone wants to be happy! And we experience happiness when we achieve our goals and realize our potential – and that is really our main purpose in life
  • At Tamwood we see our purpose as providing an opportunity for our clients to realize their goals and in the process transform their lives in some way so they can achieve happinesswe have created a big range of programs so that we can give clients the all the experiences they need to get to their goal. It is not usually just one experience or new skill that will get you into a great university or enhance your career opportunities – it is usually a combination of things so we have put together a wide rage of experiences for our clients to give them the tools they need to reach their goals
  • The programs we offer are delivered through three divisions…By combining programs offered through our four divisions clients can have a unique experience that will give them the skills, experience and opportunity to achieve their primary goal
  • In Vancouver we offer General English, Exam prep, Work and Study, Business English, English for Lawyers and a University Preparation and Pathway program
  • Most students do not fail or drop out because they find their courses too difficult academically – they fail or drop out because they lack skills like time management skills, exam prep skills, note taking skills, essay writing skills and research skills…
  • And for some they simply cannot handle the culture shock and homesickness
  • For others, their studies take a back seat to their social life and they cannot handle the freedom that comes from being away from home
  • We have created that very program for your clients
  • Big focus of the program is on Essay Writing Skills as Essays are one of the main ways students are evaluated at university
  • Our instructors give them great Tips and tricks to help them be effective in taking good notes in lectures.
  • Stress around exam time is a reality for students and just even being aware of it and knowing what you can do to manage it is really helpful and something we talk about in this course.
  • For many students, university is the first time they have lived away from home and not had a parent telling them when to do their homework, when to go to bed… We teach students ways to manage their time, prioritize work that has to be done and tackle things rather than put them off
  • Attending our program in Canada gives students the chance to experience North American culture and to adjust to it before they start their university studies. Everyone goes through the same cycle when they go away and we help students get through the low point, into the recovery stage and finally, to the point where they have adapted to the culture of North America. That way, the shock is over before they get to university and does not impact them as much there.
  • Our Academic Pathway Program brings together all these skills:studyingResearchingGroup workEssay writingNote taking Time managementManaging Exam stressCampus Life and culture shock Into one intensive course that ensure that when students graduate from it, they will have the skills to succeed at university in North America.
  • We were very lucky to get Angela as the manager for this program. In additional to managing the program development and staff, she is also teaching the level 2 course in Vancouver. She has a PhD in Linguistics and 20 years of experience teaching and developing curriculum. She has specialized in EAP teaching for the last 10 years. She has been a professor at a university so knows what international students will be expected to know and do when they enter university or college.
  • We are also adding something new in our work programs division called GO International. For those who do not know, GI OffersWorking holiday programInternshipCamp counsellor program Volunteer Program
  • We are also adding something new in our work programs division called GO International. For those who do not know, GI OffersWorking holiday programInternshipCamp counsellor program Volunteer Program
  • These recent trends have created an opportunity for all of us in the student travel industry and it is the reason we are focusing on expanding our volunteer program in Canada and developing new partnerships with BC parks, and other land management organziations to offer more volunteer projects for your clients
  • These recent trends have created an opportunity for all of us in the student travel industry and it is the reason we are focusing on expanding our volunteer program in Canada and developing new partnerships with BC parks, and other land management organziations to offer more volunteer projects for your clients
  • These recent trends have created an opportunity for all of us in the student travel industry and it is the reason we are focusing on expanding our volunteer program in Canada and developing new partnerships with BC parks, and other land management organziations to offer more volunteer projects for your clients
  • We started with a pilot project in Banff in 2011 and in 2014 we will have three projects with National Parks one with BC Parks and we are working on two more which we hope to confirm in the next month. At each of these projects groups of 6 to 10 volunteers come for a month at a time from May to October and help park’s staff complete much needed conservation work which ultimately preserves nature, protects animals and allows more people to engage with nature. The volunteers get amazing training and experiences and leave with lots of new skills and formal recognition from the parks of Canada for their contribution.

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  • 1. DO MORE. LEARN MORE. BE MORE! Tamsin Plaxton. Co-Founder and President
  • 2. Get into a Great University Get a Great Job Have an Amazing Life Experience
  • 3. Happiness
  • 4. Effect is Transforming Lives
  • 5. Tamwood’s Four Divisions English training for adults in Vancouver, Whistler and Toronto Career College in Vancouver offering vocational programs in business, tourism and Hospitality Provider of Work Programs in Canada Language, Sports and Adventure Camps for juniors in Canada and the USA
  • 6. University Admission Volunteering English Training at a camp or school University Preparation
  • 7. Better Career Work Experience English Training Vocational Training
  • 8. Amazing Life Experience Work Experience English / Vocational Training Volunteering
  • 9. Innovation of the Year 2010 Work Experience Provider 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS
  • 10. Tamwood College Downtown Vancouver School Great Location in the best area of Vancouver! Vancouver School
  • 11. Adult Programs in Vancouver
  • 12. Tamwood College Whistler School Great Location in the Whistler Village Square! Whistler School
  • 13. •Whistler is a short 2 hour drive North of Vancouver. •Surrounded by mountains, lakes rivers and forests •great shopping, restaurants, fest ivals and all the amenities of a world class resort. •The Outdoor and Adventure Sports capital of Canada Where is Whistler?
  • 14. Adult Programs in Whistler
  • 15. Adult Programs in Whistler
  • 16. Tamwood Toronto School Located at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton Streets Toronto School
  • 17. Toronto, Canada’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city Adult Programs in Toronto
  • 18.  Making students “Work Ready”  Coop Programs with work practicum component  Students can Work 20 hours/week from their first day of classes Vocational Training with Work Opportunities
  • 19. Did you know? In 2012, 60,000 new international students started post secondary studies in Canada in 2012
  • 20. Did you know? It is expected that a significant number of the international students who started their university studies in Canada 2012 will not finish because they will either drop out or fail.
  • 21. Reasons for this high drop out/ failure rate among international students…
  • 22. Culture Shock and Homesickness
  • 23. Can’t Handle the Freedom of being away from home
  • 24. There was a program students could take before staring university that would prepare them for these kinds of challenges, such that the only challenge they faced at university was the subject matter itself Imagine If…
  • 25. It already exists You Don’t have to Imagine It…
  • 26. Tamwood’s Academic Pathway Program Prepares students to not only be accepted to a university or college but to also be successful once there.
  • 27. Study Skills
  • 28. Group Work
  • 29. Research Skills
  • 30. Essay Writing Skills
  • 31. Note Taking Skills
  • 32. Managing Exam Stress
  • 33. Time Management Skills
  • 34. Campus Life and Culture Shock
  • 35. The Critical Skills for Success
  • 36. Academic Pathway Program EAP 1 12 weeks EAP 2 12 weeks University / College
  • 37. Great Nationality Mix
  • 38. Experienced and Highly Skilled Instructors Angela Belcham, PhD Linguistics, APP Manager
  • 39. Great Pathway Partners
  • 40. Paid Work • Working Holiday • Camp Canada • Tamwood Careers Internship • Internship • Tamwood Careers Volunteering • Animals • Environment • People
  • 41. Do your Clients Need a Work Permit to Intern / Work / Volunteer in Canada? BASIC RULE: Anyone who wants to “Work” in Canada must first obtain a “Work Permit” “Work” is an activity for which wages are earned or that competes directly with activities of Canadians in the Canadian labour market.
  • 42. Test: Will they get paid or will they be doing something that a Canadian should really have an opportunity to do?  Examples of “Work” include : “Unpaid employment done for the purpose of obtaining work experience such as an internship or practicum normally done by a student”  Examples of “non-work activity:  unpaid volunteer work that is part-time and “incidental to the main reason the person is in Canada” – eg. Being a Big Brother, sitting on the board of a charity institution, volunteering at a fund raising event…  Volunteering for the National Parks – not taking away an opportunity from a Canadian
  • 43. Canada’s Work Permit Options
  • 44. Four Work Rights Options 1. IEC Initiative – people ages 18-30/35 can get a permit to work in Canada on a work and travel program, as an intern or trainee or as a volunteer (certain countries only). 2. Coop Education Programs - exemption code C30 – allows anyone, any age to get a work permit to work as part of their course of study in Canada. 3. Volunteer Work for a Registered Charity – exemption code C50 4. Permission to Work given in Study Permit– student must be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program for more than 6 months at a designated instution
  • 45. Option 1: International Experience Canada “IEC” Initiative The following countries have an IEC Agreement with Canada: Australia Austria* Belgium Costa Rica Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland* France Germany Greece Hong Kong Italy Japan Korea Latvia Lithuania Mexico New Zealand Netherlands Norway Poland Switzerland* Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Taiwan Ukraine UK Ireland *Agreement allows for work permits for Internships only. Applicant must have a internship offer in writing before applying for their work permit.
  • 46. Option 2: Coop Education Programs (exemption code C30) 1. Student must apply for BOTH a Study Permit and a Work Permit 2. The work term must be a necessary part of a course at a designated academic, professional or vocational school in Canada 3. The work term cannot make up more than 50% of total program duration 4. Work practicum may be paid or unpaid. 5. Program must be offered by a School and teaching must be done in the school (homework and distance education assignments do NOT count towards study requirements). 6. Open to any person of any age from any country . No Quota!!!
  • 47. Option 3: Charity Work (exemption code C50)  Work Permit application must include letter of volunteer job offer from Canadian registered Charity.  A non-profit is not necessarily a “charitable organization”. Charitable organization has a mandate to relieve poverty, or benefit the community, educational, or religious institutions.
  • 48. Option 4 – Right to work part time while studying  Must study 6 months or more  May work 20 hours a week while studying and full time on scheduled breaks  Cannot work if studying English or French
  • 49. Meet Sofia
  • 50. She is 30 and is currently and studying at university in international trade. 1. Does Sofia Need a Work Permit? And IF YES… 2. Under What Option can she get a work Permit if she is from Mexico? What she wants to do VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre
  • 51. 1. Does Sofia Need a Work Permit? IF YES… 2. Under What Option can she get a work Permit? What she wants to do VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre Yes, C50 Do PAID WORK in a resort
  • 52. 1. Does Sofia Need a Work Permit? IF YES… 2. Under What Option can she get a work Permit? What she wants to do VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre Yes, C50, IEC or C30 Do PAID WORK in a resort Yes, IEC or C30 if the work is part of an academic or vocational program (coop) Do unpaid INTERNSHIP in an import company for 12 weeks
  • 53. What she wants to do / VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre Yes, C50, IEC or C30 Do PAID WORK in a resort Yes, IEC or C30 Do unpaid INTERNSHIP in an import company for 12 weeks Yes, IEC or C30 While studying, VOLUNTEER for one weekend at the Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • 54. What she wants to do / Her Nationality VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre Yes, C50, IEC or C30 Do PAID WORK in a resort Yes, IEC or C30 if the work is part of an academic or vocational program (coop) Do unpaid INTERNSHIP in an import company for 12 weeks Yes, IEC or C30 While studying, VOLUNTEER for one weekend at the Ride to Conquer Cancer No Work Permit Required Work part time while doing a business certificate program at a college
  • 55. What she wants to do / Her Nationality VOLUNTEER in an Animal Rescue Centre Yes, C50, IEC or C30 Do PAID WORK in a resort Yes, IEC or C30 if the work is part of an academic or vocational program (coop) Do unpaid INTERNSHIP in an import company for 12 weeks Yes, IEC or C30 While studying, VOLUNTEER for one weekend at the Ride to Conquer Cancer No Work Permit Required Work part time while doing a 12 months business certificate program at a college NO work permit required – study permit will state that she has the right to work part time while studying
  • 56. Did you Know  "voluntourism" was mentioned as one of the three top trends in volunteering as part of the United Nations State of the World's Volunteerism Report.
  • 57. Did you Know  Parks Canada manages 36 National Parks, several of which have been designated “World Heritage Sites” and BC Parks has 202 parks just in the southern coastal area of BC and only one conservation officer.
  • 58. Did you Know  Both Parks Canada and BC Parks have lost millions of dollars of funding for their conservation projects in the last two years and more cuts are expected.  This is having a huge impact on the ability of Park’s staff to care for the parks and protect the parks and animals who live there.
  • 59. Imagine if You could bring international volunteers to Canada and set them up to work with BC Parks and Parks Canada helping with conservation projects? We have done just that!
  • 60. Canadian Volunteer Program Parks in: Banff, Lake Louise, Rocky Mountain House and Whistler. NEW: Winter Project in Lake Louise for Dec. to April
  • 61. Canadian Volunteer Program ALL 2014 VOLUNTEER PROJECTS:  Animal Rescue Centres in BC and Ontario (C50)  National and Provincial Park Conservation (Tourist)  Community Service Projects and charitable summer camps (C50)
  • 62. “Tamwood Careers” paid service jobs while studying and paid coop terms “Canadian Working Holiday Program” or “CWHP” – work and travel on working holiday visa “Camp Canada Work Program “- paid work in summer camps Paid Work Opportunities
  • 63. Paid Work Programs: Working Holiday Program ~ Camp Work Program ~ Tamwood Careers Work Opportunities: hotels ~ ski operations ~ tourist attractions ~ retail ~ restaurants ~ cafes… JOB PLACEMENT OPTIONS: Full Service: We arrange their job! Summer or Winter Placements Basic Service: Participants arrange his/her own job with help from us including:  HOT JOBS LIST  Resume writing workshop  Interview skills workshop  Dedicated adviser
  • 64. Paid Work Opportunities
  • 65. Internship Program - Available Fields: Internships are offered in a variety of professional fields, such as business, finance, marketing, finance, engineering, design, etc. Internship Program (Professional Unpaid Work)
  • 66. Our Mission – the “WHY” “We believe that when done right, study abroad and work abroad are transformative life changing experiences that offer people the opportunity to develop their talents, achieve their goals and realize their potential
  • 67. Our Vision Statement “To be the industry leader in excellence and service” AND “To constantly refine existing programs and create new programs that reflect the globalization of the international education community”
  • 68. Our Values  CARING about our clients, communities, and environment  Fanatical about Excellence  Making it Fun  Infused with a Fire  Integrity
  • 69. HOW TO LEARN MORE: > CONTACT US! HOME@TAMWOOD.COM > VISIT OUR WEB SITES: WWW.TAMWOOD.COM WWW.GOINTERNATIONAL.CA Tamsin Plaxton, Co-Founder and President