SOAR is a “barrier busting” career path preparation program helping eligible individuals from under served communities maximize their potential by launching beyond entry-level employment and into a career.

As SOAR Colleagues, participants will engage in a curriculum of carefully designed trainings on professionalism, networking, life skills and more.  Upon successful completion, Colleagues gain access to tuition-free certification training in their selected career path.

SOAR Workshops

All SOAR colleagues engage in an 8-week curriculum focused on building professional and life skills that prepare them to be successful in their new career.

Breaking Down Barriers to Success

SOAR is designed to eliminate the barriers that typically keep driven and talented individuals from achieving success.  Thus, SOAR provides, when applicable:

  • Stipend to help with living costs
  • Transportation assistance
  • Daycare assistance
  • Expungement services
  • Other services as needed

Industry Certification and End Point Employers

All career pathways offered through SOAR are “high growth” industries with more jobs available than qualified people to fill them.

SOAR partners with “End Point” Employers – companies with available jobs – to design relevant training and identify in-demand certifications.  All of this is done to make SOAR Colleagues the ideal candidates for available career positions.

*Sample Career Pathways Include:

  • Computer Service Technicians
  • Business Office Support Specialist
  • Auto Technician
  • Commercial Driver (CDL)

*Availability of career pathways is subject to certification training schedules.  All pathways may not be offered at all times.

Interested in enrolling in SOAR? 

Click here to complete the SOAR interest form.


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