Free Health Care Support Worker Program

Do you like to care for others? Do you have an interest in working in the health care field? In Canada, the population is aging and the need for more support for sick and disabled persons is rising. As such, there are more and more jobs for Health Care Support Workers. In this career exploration program, topics include:
  • Duties of a Health Care Support Worker
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • The Human Body
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Guest speakers
  • Site visit
The training is suitable for a variety of learners including those planning to return to school and people changing careers.
This class starts February 10, 2020. Class runs Monday to Thursday 1pm to 4pm for 5 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

Free Social Media Program

If you’re wondering what all the “hoopla” is about Social Media, Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free introductory program. Learn about popular, free Social Media websites and applications, to promote yourself for employment or your business for self-employment. Topics include:
  • You Tube;
  • Pinterest;
  • Twitter;
  • Facebook;
  • LinkedIn; and
  • Links to Other Free Resources
This new program starts January 13, 2020. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 12pm for 6 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161. Please note that previous basic computer experience such as using a mouse/touchpad and keyboard would be helpful.

Free Retail Associate Training

Train for an in-demand job and graduate in time for the hiring season with Tri-County Literacy Council’s free Retail Associate certificate program. Topics include:

  • The World of Retail
  • Customer Service
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Store Procedures
  • Health and Safety
  • And more

In this program, you will also meet guest speakers and enjoy a site visit to a  local retail store.

This course starts September 9, 2019. Class runs Monday to Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for 7 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

Upcoming Free Courses

Tri-County Literacy Council is happy to announce its Fall course lineup. More specifically, the following certificate programs are being offered:

Retail Training starts September 9, 2019
Daycare Training starts September 23, 2019
Money Management for Everyone starts October 7, 2019

Take advantage of valuable free training and build your employment portfolio.

For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

Free MS PowerPoint Computer Course

Microsoft PowerPoint is a user-friendly computer program that allows you to create dynamic slide presentations (slide shows). Whether for professional or personal use, PowerPoint is a powerful tool.

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”.

In this free training program, participants learn to create captivating, stylish, computerized slide show presentations complete with text, shapes, pictures, clipart, and charts, as well as special effects (animation), and sound!

Class runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 4 weeks. Please note that the first day of class is Tuesday, May 21st, due to the statutory holiday. For more information or to register for this valuable training program, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161 today. Seating is limited.


Free Word course starts soon

There are a couple of seats left in the upcoming Microsoft Word course which starts April 1, 2019. This is a 6-week certificate programs which runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 12 pm. Whether you’re looking to create professional-looking documents for:

  • your job search,
  • personal use, or
  • business use

Microsoft Word is a popular program of choice. It is a powerful word processing / desktop publishing program.

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

For more information or to register for this FREE class, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

Tea & Talk for Tutors

Please join us for our next Tea and Talk for Tutors on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 2 p.m.   Sonja Irving, Head of the Adult Department at the Cornwall Public Library, will be joining us to speak on graphic novels and their possible benefits to literacy students.  I look forward to seeing you at Tri-County Literacy Council, 101 2nd Street West, Cornwall, Ontario.

Carol Anne Maloney, Coordinator of Volunteers