Employment Retention Training and Assessment (ERTA) program

  • AutismBC, in partnership with Orbital Learning, is proud to announce the launch of a new Employment Retention Training and Assessment (ERTA) program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are seeking business professional roles in technology, accounting and administration.

    The ERTA Program

    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.

    The 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!

    The ERTA program is delivered by our partners – Orbital Learning. Click here to learn more.


    This training is offered from time-to-time 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.

    The total number of classroom hours is 90. Typically classes are scheduled over a two to three month period.


    To enrol, you must satisfy one of the following two criteria:

    1. Have post-secondary academic credentials, providing a copy of your academic certificate is sufficient proof.
    2. 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 IT aptitude assessment is a non-refundable $100.00 + 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. Registration fee of $49.00 is non-refundable.

    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. 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.


    Want to learn more?
    604 245 0975
    Complete an online form
     and one of the Orbital Learning team will be in touch