Microsoft Word

MSwordThumbLearn to use Microsoft® Word to create professional-looking documents, whether to learn office skills for employment, develop your resume, or create advertising materials for your business. This powerful word processing / desktop publishing program is a must. Topics include:

  • Computer Basics Review
  • Keyboarding for Touch Typing
  • The Word Interface
  • Features
  • Formatting Documents
  • Saving Files

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


Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.

A few words from our learners

“My main goal for taking MS Word was to learn how to do my own resume. I had no knowledge whatsoever of the many tasks I could perform using a computer. I didn’t know where to begin until I came across a pamphlet from Tri-County Literacy Council located in the Resource section of Job Zone. I immediately telephoned and was eventually accepted into the course. I learned how to make and complete my own resume, reference list and job search table to record my active search. Upon completing my resume, the very same day, I circulated it to many businesses and within 3 weeks was offered employment in a garden center. I begin work at the end of the month. I now have the knowledge and confidence to work in MS Word thanks to Tri-County Literacy Council.”
-Suzanne Marie Currie

“I have been out of work for over six months. This class has showed me better ways to find work (how to make a better resume, customize it for different jobs, how to word it properly, things I should and shouldn’t say/do, as well as a better way to present myself). I also learned about helpful online resources.”
-Alan M

“I have been out of the workforce for over 10 years. This course not only gave me a newfound confidence but also helped me with transferable skills. This was not just a computer course. It taught me about interviews (practiced) and will help with future employment.”
-Melanie Hopkins