Enhancing Life Skills for Independent Living

The Life Skills program empowers students with cognitive and other disabilities to achieve an independent lifestyle through personal development and practical skill acquisition.

  • Acquiring essential skills for daily living
  • Enhancing social interaction abilities
  • Establishing connections within the community
  • Promoting independence

Teaming up with People in Motion, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, TRU delivers this community-based initiative.

  1. Complete the Life Skills Application Package
  2. If you are new to TRU or haven’t attended in the past year, submit the TRU Application for Admission along with the application package. NOTE: The application fee does not apply to Life Skills applicants.

Students seeking financial assistance may qualify for the Adult Upgrading Grant through the StudentAidBC website.

For further details about the Life Skills program, contact 250-376-7878.

Course Offerings

Money & Social Skills – XASE 1100 (Fall and Winter Semester – September to April)

(24 sessions: 12 sessions from September to November 2023, and 12 sessions from January to April 2024) This interactive course focuses on teaching money management and social competencies in a group setting. Students receive continuous feedback and engage in practical application of skills learned, empowering them for real-world scenarios. The course nurtures conversational abilities, personal awareness, and social judgment, fostering confidence in various social settings.

**Please note that spaces are limited. Registration does not guarantee enrollment in the program. Students’ personal development, motivation, and growth will be considered.

Student Development Goals:

  • Acquire skills for everyday living
  • Enhance social competencies and expand networks
  • Develop coping mechanisms for diverse situations
  • Foster confidence and appropriate behavior
  • Maximize students’ potential

Learning Outcomes Upon Completion:

  • Handle money transactions in various settings
  • Understand the significance of saving
  • Exhibit appropriate social conduct
  • Demonstrate self-regulation and self-control
  • Understand personal boundaries and etiquettes
  • Identify and utilize community resources
  • Grasp the importance of safety

Reading & Computer Skills – XASE 1200 (Fall and Winter Semester – September to April)

(24 sessions: 12 sessions from September to November 2023, and 12 sessions from January to April 2024) This interactive course concentrates on developing reading and computer skills in a group environment. Students receive continuous feedback and engage in practical application of skills learned. The curriculum aims to enhance reading fluency, comprehension, and computer literacy while prioritizing safety.

**Please note that spaces are limited. Registration does not guarantee enrollment in the program. Students’ personal development, motivation, and growth will be considered.

Student Development Goals:

  • Refine spelling and writing capabilities
  • Improve vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Acquire foundational computer skills and safety knowledge
  • Foster independence and confidence
  • Maximize students’ potential

Learning Outcomes Upon Completion:

  • Recognize sight words and basic spelling
  • Demonstrate improved reading comprehension
  • Understand community and hazardous signs
  • Utilize community resources and comprehend basic computer operations
  • Grasp the fundamentals of computer safety

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