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

 

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 wish 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, April 1, 2019. Class runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 6 weeks. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

 

Landscaping & Grounds Maintenance Labourer Course Starts Soon

Do you like to work outdoors? Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a FREE 5-week course for the entry-level position of Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourer. Participants practice Essential Skills while learning about this occupation, meet industry guest speakers and attend a site visit. Course topics include:

  • soil preparation
  • garden design
  • plants
  • work safety
  • and more

The training 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.

This class starts January 28, 2019. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 pm for 5 weeks. For more information or to register call 613-932-7161.

Free Microsoft Excel 2016 Course

Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free 6-week Microsoft Excel course starting  Monday, January 7, 2019. Class runs Mondays and Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm.

Microsoft Excel is a useful spreadsheet program that allows you to enter numbers or information into the rows or columns of a spreadsheet. These entries can be used for making calculations of difficult formulas easy, graphs, and statistical analysis.
While learning the basics of Microsoft Excel, learners gain from creating spreadsheets such as a Job Search Log in order to keep track of the positions they apply for (can also be used as a reporting tool). Other learners may discover a love for working with numbers and spreadsheets which may lead them to further education in fields such as Bookkeeping and Accounting. Topics include:

◾Computer Basics Review
◾Features & Activities
◾Spreadsheet Development
◾Saving Files
◾Links to other free community resources

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

Christmas Open House – All welcome

Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to present its Annual Christmas Open House on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Bring a dessert, enjoy a dessert”. All are welcome to come spend time with our learners, volunteers, special guests and community partners. Visit with Mrs. Claus and participate in some fun Christmas activities!

Everything Sweet 2018

FREE Computer Course Starts Soon

Tri-County Literacy Council recently launched two new computer courses available free of charge to adults 19+ years of age. Now is the time to take advantage of valuable free training.

Starting November 19, 2018 one of these two courses will be offered.

Microsoft PowerPoint – learn to create captivating electronic slide show presentations with this easy-to-use computer program to:

  • showcase your talent with a visual portfolio
  • promote your products or services
  • demonstrate your computer skills
  • create school presentations
  • make a family souvenir

OR

Email 101 – whether you’re looking to email your resume to potential employers or connect with family and friends, electronic mail is a very useful and powerful tool. In this training program, you will learn to:

  • format messages and attach files in standard acceptable format
  • create folders and organize your mailbox
  • use the calendar
  • assign tasks
  • create an address book
  • follow proper etiquette
  • practice safe email habits

These are certificate programs which allow you to add to your employment portfolio.

Class runs Monday to Thursday, 1 to 4pm for 5 weeks. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

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? Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a 5-week course called Health Care Support Worker. Learn about the duties of a Health Care Support Worker, meet people working in the industry and participate in a site visit to a health care facility. Whether you’re considering further education in this field or wish to be self-employed, take advantage of a valuable program for an in-demand position!

Class runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 12 pm for 5 weeks, starting October 15, 2018.

Call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161, for more information or to register.

NEW PROGRAM: Communication Counts

Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to offer a new FREE 4-Week training titled “Communication Counts”. Within this training individuals will examine topics such:

  • assertiveness
  • anger
  • dealing with conflict
  • rights in the workplace

Participants will also benefit from hearing numerous guest speakers. Class runs Monday to Thursday from 9am-12pm starting Monday, September 17, 2018. To register phone 613-932-7161.