Portage residents are encouraged to work on the following 21 competencies during their stay. In doing so, they develop the hard skills (abilities) and soft skills (attitudes) which enable an individual to succeed at school, work, and in relationships.

- To be organized and ordely
- To be reliable
- To be consistent
- To exercice positive leadership
- To be able to plan activities
- To be able to convey knowledge
- To be abble to transfer learning
- To express yourself appropriately
- To show initiative
- To accept supervision by others
- To be able to encourage and support peers
- To communication effectively
- To be able to work as part of a team
- To be able to integrate socially
- To be objective
- To be empathic
- To be able to make decisions
- To be able to ask for help
- To be able to solve problems
- To be able to resolve conflicts
- To be self-aware

Competencies