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MR. DS KHAIRA, THE CHAIRMAN CUM MANAGING DIRECTOR-CCA, has been the guiding force and inspiration behind this institution. His belief is that education is the only solution for the youth of Punjab, which will give them opportunities to grow and develop. His vision has brought the institute to this level of excellence.

THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL COURSES has been running various courses since its inception 6 years ago. We started with seven students and we have risen from strength to strength. In April 2006, the campus kitchen was upgraded and was converted into a hotel kitchen fully equipped to conduct practical in a real life environment. Training thus started in our in-house practical training programs, which were successful .all types of cuisine were cooked under supervision of fully qualified cooking instructors. Till date our campus cooking lab is one of the most interesting labs during practical. By 2007, we were successful in graduating over a thousand students in big and small trade. The institution which was registered under the name of Canadian Institute of Health And Food Sciences began with 2 courses but later in 2006 renamed as THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL COURSES:

The institute can boast of running successfully over 25 courses in small and big trades. These include trades like carpentry, welding, building construction, tailoring, driving, house keeping, construction carpentry, pallet making, security systems, front office management, hair dressing and saloon management, early childhood education, dairy farming, computer programming, horticulture, live-in-care-givers, etc.
The training in these trades has helped students to find jobs in India and abroad. Those who were already working in these trades were upgraded and developed theoretical and technical knowledge, which boosted their professional life. Many of these workers have been successful in getting jobs abroad.

We have been very successful since the students are usually rural based whom we groom and train into individual in their own right. Our success lies in the fact to develop the confidence in students who are not able to get placements. CCA can take the credit to set so many unemployed Punjabi youth on the path to success.

Most of the courses are for a duration of three months which gives them an insight to the know how of the trades. Later the students go for their apprenticeship program at their own level or assisted by the CCA. The students who are upgraded get an increase in their salary due to the certification of CCA.
Although CCA is open to number of courses that meet the hour, yet the courses that we are looking for are the ones that requiring a combination of academic and vocational training. As job skills change, so too must training strategies because the world needs Students who know how to apply the skills and knowledge in creative and dynamic ways. We need employees who can take a concept and apply it to new and dynamic situations

In the fall of 2008, CCA was successful in getting Collaboration with the LAMBTON COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY to run their courses in India.


LAMBTON COLLEGE has been a full service government of Ontario public community for over 42 years.” In 2007, Lambton college scored a 96 % employer satisfaction rate which is higher than the provincial average as said by the Dean Chris Slade.

Our collaboration with this international college will enhance our quality and reduce the cost of overseas education.

This is a big leap for CCA where in the students get admission in the institute complete one year of study at CCA. If they want to continue the study abroad, they must complete the immigration parameters to enable them to go to Canada on the transfer policy. This is a big advantage for those students who are unable to get into professional colleges due to the cutthroat competition. Here they can join courses, which will benefit them not only in India but also abroad. It is the belief of CCA that education is for all and it must train a student in vocations which are well in demand world over.


The 6th of November 2008, was a big day for CCA. The MOHALI Campus of the college was inaugurated by the HON’BLE CHIEF SECRETARY OF PUNJAB, S. RAMESH INDER SINGH, IAS and the deputy commissioner of Mohali was our chief guest. The Hon”ble CHIEF SECRETARY, to the Govt. of Punjab lauded the efforts towards encouraging vocational courses, which would be certified by the Lambton College, Ontario Canada






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