SOAR - 8 Mastery in Entrepreneurship
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.
ENTE20 - ENTE 20 Exploring the Market 1
ENTE 20: Exploring the Market I explores the current market related to the students' business ideas. Students will have the opportunity to distinguish the unique aspects of the market and how it is successful, what skills are associated, and what level of quality expected. The focus of the course is the exploration of skills and interests.
ENTE23 - ENTE 23 Exploring the Market II
ENTE 23: Exploring the Market II builds upon the skills and knowledge gathered in ENTE 20. The students continue to explore the current market related to their business ideas. Students will have the opportunity to self-evaluate skills and abilities as related to the demands of the market place, and practice the processes needed to build upon a successful idea. The focus of the course is the exploration of skills and interests.
ENTC20 - ENTC 20 Connecting to Community Members I
ENTC 20: Connecting to Community Members I offers students the opportunity to research how their business idea is relevant and impactful within the local community. Students will find out about the local business scene, and reach out to business leaders to find out what it means to be a business-person. A focus will be on mentorship exploration and connections.
ENTC23 - ENTC 23 Connecting to Community Mentors II
ENTC 23: Connecting to Community Members II builds upon the information gathered and skills developed in ENTC 20. Students will continue to research the local community and how their business is relevant and impactful. Students will find out more information about the business market, skills used in the business field and how to become more attentive to quality craftsmanship. These skills will be developed through more established mentorship exploration and connections.
ENTB20 - ENTB 20 My Business Development - Skill Building I
ENTB 20: My Business Development - Skill Building I offers students the opportunity to explore a specific area of business and learn skills beyond a more basic level, as their abilities allow them to at this time. The intention is that once students have gathered an overall appreciation of business, they can now begin to explore the business model and skills associated with that field. The focus of this course is to develop a mastery of skills and to ensure quality production.
ENTB23 - ENTB 23 My Business Development - Skill Building II
ENTB 23: My Business Development - Skill Building II builds upon the skills developed in ENTB 20. Students will be able to explore a specific area of business and learn skills beyond a more basic level as their abilities allow them to at this time. Once students have gathered an overall understanding of the business market, they will continue to practice and perfect their skills more deeply. The focus of this course is to develop a mastery of skills and to ensure quality production.
CUST20 - Customer Service I
CUST 20 Customer Service I provides students with the knowledge and skills associated with customer service. Topics include: aspects of the retail sector, communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and principles of customer service excellence.
CUST23 - Customer Service II
CUST 23 Customer Service II builds upon the skills developed in CUST 20. This course will further explore the knowledge and skills associated with customer service. Topics will include: customer service interactions, problem solving, empathy, building rapport, professionalism and workplace confidentiality.
CPRJ20 - Community Project I
CPRJ 20: Community Project I provides students with an experiential learning opportunity. Students will collaborate together to design and execute a community-based project. The project will highlight skill areas in teamwork, communication, community connections, budgeting, project planning and project completion.
CPRJ23 - Community Project II
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