International Literacy Day: Monday, September 10, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
(Rain date: Monday, September 17, 2018)
September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on October 26, 1966. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries all over the world.
Join us to learn about the 9 Essential Skills, identified by the Government of Canada as necessary for success at work and everyday life. Also take a mini tour of our agency (located in the historic rectory /manse of Trinity Anglican Church – 101 Second Street West, Cornwall, ON) and learn about its history. Then take a short fun quiz and enter to win a gift from some of our generous donors.
Cake and refreshments will be served.
Tri-County Literacy Council is a community-based, non-profit, charitable organization. Our mandate is to enrich both our community and individuals by addressing literacy needs. To do this, we assess adult learners, help them set goals and provide necessary Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) upgrading; General Educational Development (GED) preparation; apprenticeship preparation; basic computer courses; and occupational training for entry-level positions. We recruit volunteers to assist learners in meeting their employment, personal, and social goals. This method of private instruction can be one-on-one with a tutor or in a small group classroom.
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.
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
-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.
Tri-County Literacy Council is happy to release its Summer Newsletter.
Also, you are invited to attend the agency’s Annual General Meeting which will be held June 13th at 3 p.m. (101 Second Street West)
On June 11, 2018, Tri-County Literacy Council will be offering one of the following two courses, based on learner needs:
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.
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 email@example.com or calling 613-932-7161.
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
- 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.
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.
Tri-County Literacy Council is happy to release its Spring Newsletter. Enjoy!
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.