SOAR - 9 Mentorship: Skills for Transition to Community - Certificate of Completion

Program at a Glance
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    Program Outcomes

    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.
    Additional Requirements

    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.

    Required Courses

    MENT 30 Exploring Mentorship Skills I provides students with an opportunity to be a mentee with an instructor-mentor, so they learn and experience the phases of mentorship.  Student mentors will be active and important leaders in the classroom as well, further enhancing skills of self and group awareness, initiation of tasks, and recognizing requirements for job completion.  Throughout the term, students will meet with their mentor to reflect on learning and review important aspects of constructive feedback, problem solving skills and decision-making skills.  Skills developed in this course will prepare the foundation for the following course MENT 33: Exploring Mentorship Skills 2.


    PTFO 30 Portfolio Building 1 focuses on creating a document to track learning, reflections, and resources for goal-setting, mentorship skills, and life-long learning beyond the college framework.  Students will create a visual and written representation of their processes for learning and achieving a personal goal.  The portfolio will become a useful toolkit for the following course, PTFO 33. 


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