SOAR - 3 Discovery: Skills for Employment
The applicant must meet the following Steps to Opportunities, Academics, and Readiness program requirements to be considered fully-qualified:
The program does not have Academic prerequisites, however, the instructor will assess the student’s capacity to succeed in the program. All students must:
- Participate in an intake interview with the instructor
- Have the ability to learn and participate in a group setting
- Have had no behavioral or emotional problems that would significantly interfere with the learning or safety of self or others
- Have a commitment to learning
- Have a medical condition affecting cognitive ability.
Before an applicant’s file is considered to be complete, the following must have been received by the Admissions office:
- Completed application form
- An interview (in person or by telephone) with the Steps to Opportunities, Academics, and Readiness (SOAR) program instructor before entry to the program
- At least two of the following (students must provide documentation at their own effort and expense)
- A psychological assessment
- A copy of an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or transcript from school
- Documentation of disability from a physician or medical specialist
- A referral from CLBC (Community Living B.C.)
- A recommendation from an instructor in an SOAR program at Selkirk, another college, or high school
- A referral from a community agency
We believe in giving learners the chance to flourish in a supportive college setting. It is important we take the time to get to know a prospective student so an individual plan is developed to foster success and appropriately meet the needs of the student and programming.
EMPS15 - Employability and Workplace Skills I
EMPS 15: Employability and Workplace Skills I provides students with hands-on learning opportunities for developing essential employability skills. Students will practice valuable workplace skills that are transferrable to any work place. Topics include: feedback reception, cooperative work habits, and asking for help.
EMPS17 - Employability and Workplace Skills II
EMPS 17: Employability and Workplace Skills II builds upon the skills developed in EMPS 15. This course continues exploring the hands-on learning opportunities for developing essential employability skills. Students will enhance workplace skills transferable to any work place. Topics include: behavioural expectations, following directions, feedback reception, positive work habits, and organizational skills.
COMU15 - Effective Communication I
COMU 15: Effective Communication I explores the various elements of communication. Students will examine the different ways in which we communicate and participate in communication with others. Topics include: elements of communication, questioning techniques, active listening, and basic technological skill development.
COMU17 - Effective Communication II
COMU 17: Effective Communication II builds upon the skills developed in COMU 15. Students will further examine communication techniques and how we engage with one another. Topics include: barriers to communications, paraphrasing techniques, active listening, responses to feedback and basic digital skill development.
DISC15 - Discovery of Self, Others and Community I
DISC 15: Discovery of Self, Others and Community I provides students with the steps and processes required to assess their skills, abilities, habits, areas of excelled performance, compatibility with others and job roles, and areas for growth and development. Throughout the course, students will have the time to reflect upon self, others and the many opportunities available within their community. Students will research resources for self-advocacy, education, employment and social opportunities that can heighten their lives.
DISC17 - Discovery of Self, Others and Community II
DISC 17: Discovery of Self, Others and Community II builds upon the skills developed in DISC 15. Students will further examine the importance of self-reflection. Students will learn how to match skills and abilities to employment and career planning, determine areas of support in the workplace, identify strategies for coping with change and stress, and develop personal goals around employment. Topics will also include: personal values, human rights, employment standards, workplace attitudes and styles.
INTS15 - Interpersonal Skills I
INTS 15 Interpersonal Skills I helps students by developing interpersonal skills essential for employment and to succeed in workplace activities. Students will learn about positive attitudes, appropriate behaviours, and strategies for getting along with others.
WELL15 - Health and Wellness I
WELL 15: Health and Wellness I helps students to develop an understanding of health and wellness that will help them meet their personal, educational and employment goals. Students will describe their own mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health; create goals for health management; and research resources for assistance, benefits, and goal achievement.
WELL17 - Health and Wellness II
WELL 17: Health and Wellness II builds upon the skills developed in Health and Wellness I. Students continue to develop an understanding of health and wellness with a focus on healthy balances, goal setting and community networking. Students will refer to the values that support wellness set out by the BC First Nations Perspective of Wellness: respect, responsibility, wisdom and relationships.
LLIT15 - Living Literacy I
LLIT 15 Living Literacy I helps students improve their literacy skills. Course topics will focus on literacy skills that impact our daily living. Students will gain confidence with reading signs, symbols, and advertisements, as well as writing words, sentences, short paragraphs, and filling out forms.
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