Student Support Administrator Course

This course aims to provide training to individuals to become student support educators who can support and mentor students in various educational settings. The course will cover topics such as effective communication, conflict resolution, and mentorship skills.

The objectives of delivering the Student Support Educator Course in the communities are as follows:

Understanding the needs of adult learners: Adult learners have unique needs and challenges compared to traditional-age students. Training Student Support Educators to understand and address these needs is important for supporting the success of adult students.

Providing support for language and culture: Indigenous languages and cultural practices are often an integral part of life in remote northern communities. Training Student Support Educators to support language and cultural learning can help promote cultural continuity and strengthen the connection between students and their community.

Providing flexible and personalized support: Adult learners often have busy schedules and may need support outside of traditional class hours. Student Support Educators may be trained to provide flexible and personalized support, such as one-on-one coaching, online resources, or evening and weekend support.

Fostering a supportive learning environment: Creating a supportive learning environment is important for adult students who may be balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. Student support educators may be trained to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes learning and encourages adult students to reach their full potential.

Addressing life challenges: Adult students may face unique challenges such as financial difficulties, family responsibilities, or health concerns. Student support educators may be trained to address these challenges by providing referrals to resources such as financial aid, counseling services, or childcare.

Supporting career goals: Many adult students return to school to improve their career prospects. Training Student Support Educators to provide support for career development, such as job search skills or networking opportunities, can help adult students achieve their career goals.

Overall, the objectives of training student support educators for adult learners should focus on understanding and addressing the unique needs and challenges of adult learners, while also providing personalized support, fostering a supportive learning environment, and helping students achieve their career goals.