The Value Added Personnel (VAP) program helps Ontario students in a science, technology or engineering field transition from student to employee life. This program helps develop vital career skills, such as communicating and networking, by offering courses and workshops which are one or two days in length. These courses can be taken as part of a VAP certificate program or individually. The program is sponsored by the Ontario Centres of Excellence and is open to all Ontario graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in a science, technology and/or engineering field. There is no cost for participating but there is a $50 charge for cancellations within seven days of the start date of the course.