SOAR is a project spearheaded by the Murphy Centre in collaboration with stakeholders from Trades NL, ABTEC and NLCA. It is designed to support the academic and employment goals of those training for the skilled trades, as well as employees currently working in the skilled trades. SOAR offers assistance to the skilled trades sector by providing tutoring to students in training, career consultation, and counselling to anyone in the skilled trades who would like to talk about their issues at work or home.

SOAR is funded by the Future Skills Centre (FSC) by way of the Government of Canada. FSC is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market. As such, the SOAR project collects data through surveys to determine the success of the project in reaching that goal.

Tutoring Services

The SOAR project provides individual or group tutoring in mathematics as well as basic literacy and computer skills. These tutoring sessions are available in person at our office located in St. John’s. Tutoring will also be provided online using video conferencing and digital resources. Contact us to find out how we can help you meet the demands of your training program or be better prepared for certified exams.

To access tutoring services please contact:

Courtney Clarke

Project Coordinator

(709) 693-2050

Career Consultation

The SOAR project provides career consultation, designed to help people make informed decisions about their careers, education and life. Our career consultant can help you identify goals and understand factors influencing career development, as well as locate useful resources, and set a plan to achieve goals. Career consultation can be a useful service for anyone, regardless of life stage. It is a process designed to assist in making intentional decisions about the future.


The SOAR project provides personal counselling. Here, the counsellor and individual will set aside time to explore various challenges identified by the participant, including stressful emotional feelings and thoughts. Our SOAR counsellor operates from a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, person-centered approach, in addition to utilizing a variety of techniques from approaches that are brief solution focused, motivational interviewing, and arts-based. To ensure a relationship built on trust, confidentiality is paramount in this process.

To access counselling or career consultation services please contact:

Raven Warren

Counsellor (CCC)

(709) 727-4050