Microsoft Word

mswordthumbLearn Microsoft® Word basics to create professional-looking documents for your job search. Topics include:

  • Basic Computer Review
  • Keyboarding
  • Document Formatting
  • Saving Files
  • Worker Health & Safety Awareness (optional)
  • Links to Community Resources

If you’ve ever felt limited about the jobs you could apply for, this course is for you. In today’s world it is almost impossible to find work without using computer programs. The few businesses that don’t advertise online still require you to provide a printed resume. It is rare to find a job that only requires you to fill out an application form by hand.

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

Learning this program will help you in many other areas of life.

NOTE: You will be able to focus on learning Word itself, if you already know how to use a mouse and recognize desktop icons, before you take this course – although knowing this is not absolutely necessary.


The next course starts November 23, 2020. Class runs Monday to Thursday 1pm to 4pm for 4 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

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