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Free Retail Associate training – just in time for the hiring season

Tri-County Literacy Council, 101 2nd Street West, is pleased to offer a free 5-week course: Retail Associate. Participants practice Essential Skills while learning about the world of retail, what employers look for, customer service, store procedures, sales techniques, and more. Learners also benefit from meeting industry guest speakers and enjoy a site visit to a local retail business.

This program is ideal for anyone planning to work at a retail business such as a clothing or grocery store and is suitable for a variety of learners including those planning to enter the workforce for the first time, people changing careers, and individuals wishing to strengthen Essential Skills. There are nine Essential Skills at differing levels identified by the Government of Canada as necessary for success at work and in everyday life. The skills are reading, writing, numeracy, document use, thinking, oral communication, working with others, digital technology, and continuous learning.

Take advantage of valuable free training and graduate in time for the Christmas hiring season.

This course starts Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. From then on, class runs Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or to register, please call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

FREE Microsoft Word 2016 Course

Tri-County Literacy Council is offering free Microsoft Word 2016 training. Learn program basics to create professional-looking documents. Whether you’re wishing to develop your resume, work in an office, or create advertising materials for your business, learning to use Microsoft Word is important. This is a popular, powerful word processing / desktop publishing program. Course topics include:

-Basic Computer Review
-Keyboarding
-Document Formatting
-Saving Files
-Links to other free community resources

Participants also have the opportunity of earning a typing certificate to add to their employment portfolio.

Take advantage of free, quality instruction that is guided and supported by a knowledgeable instructor and experienced classroom volunteers.

This training starts Monday, July 9, 2018. Class runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 5 weeks. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

Upcoming Occupational Training

On June 11, 2018, Tri-County Literacy Council will be offering one of the following two courses, based on learner needs:

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These are certificate programs with great employment potential. Class runs Monday to Thursday, 1 pm to 4 pm for four weeks. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 613-932-7161.

Volunteer Appreciation 2018

Tri-County Literacy Council will be holding its annual Volunteer Appreciation on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. (101 2nd Street West, Cornwall).

Meet other tutors. Hear students share their stories. Enjoy refreshments. Win fabulous door prizes!

Please RSVP by emailing Carol Anne at volunteers@tricountyliteracycouncil.ca or calling 613-932-7161.

Free Adult Computer Training Using Latest Computers & Programs

Tri-County Literacy Council, 101 2nd Street West, Cornwall is happy to announce it has received funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to upgrade its computer lab. As such, the agency is now offering free computer training to SD&G adults using the latest computers and programs.

The first round of training being offered is called “Basic Computer”. In this program, participants learn to perform basic computer tasks – “Computer Use” being 1 of the 9 Essential Skills identified by the Government of Canada as being necessary for success at work and in daily life. Let Tri-County Literacy Council keep you up-to-date with today’s technology and give you and edge in your job search. Course topics include:

  • Parts of the Computer
  • Using a Mouse
  • Keyboarding
  • The Desktop
  • Searching the World Wide Web
  • Online Safety
  • Saving & Managing Files
  • Links to Other Free Community Resources

Take advantage of valuable, free training guided and supported by an experienced trainer and classroom volunteers. This free 5-week course starts May 28, 2018. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 pm. For more information or to register call 613-932-7161. Seating is limited.

Upcoming Training Programs

Tri-County Literacy Council is happy to offer the following free Essential Skills training. Classes run Monday to Thursday.

  • Basic Computer training starts Monday, April 9, 2018 (1 pm to 3 pm)
  • Health Care Support Worker Program starts April 23, 2018 (9 am to 12 pm)
  • Choices – Managing your Future starts May 7, 2018 (9 am to 12 pm)

For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161 today. Seating is limited.

Food Counter Attendant Training

Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free course titled “Food Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper”. This course begins March 19, 2018 and runs Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 4pm for 4 weeks. Take advantage of this certificate program and explore a field with great employment potential. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 613-932-7161.

Fun & Free Adult Computer Course

Tri-County Literacy Council is excited to offer a new course called “Say it with Microsoft PowerPoint”. This fun and easy-to-use computer program allows you to create captivating, stylish, computerized slide show presentations complete with text, shapes, pictures, clipart, and charts, as well as special effects (animation), and sound!

Whether for professional or personal use, this program is for you. If you’re looking to:

• showcase your talent with a visual portfolio,
• promote your business products or services,
• demonstrate your computer skills for employment,
• create professional-looking school presentations, or
• have a souvenir of family pictures

“Say it with Microsoft PowerPoint”.

This new training program starts March 19, 2018. Class runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 4 weeks. For more information or to register for this valuable training program, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161 today. Seating is limited.