Free Online Program: Communication Counts

Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to offer FREE training via Zoom: “Communication Counts” starts Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 10 a.m. In this program, we explore topics such as assertiveness, dealing with conflict and difficult people, anger, and so much more. Benefit from guest speakers. Class runs Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for 2 weeks. To register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

YouTube for Fun or Profit – NEW ONLINE TRAINING

If you’re looking to:

  • promote your talent or skills,
  • advertise your products or services,
  • learn to make money online, or
  • stay in touch with loved ones (privately)

You Tube can help you achieve that. This video-sharing platform is one of the most popular content formats regularly shared on Social Media. As the world heads online and sales surge during this Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic, take advantage of this free, valuable resource for financial gain. Or, learn how to create private videos to stay in touch with family and friends.

This online course (certificate program) is taught via Zoom (an easy-to-use cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform). If you have access to a computer (with camera and microphone), an Internet connection, email address, and basic computer skills, this training is for you.

This class consists of 8 one-hour Zoom sessions that run Monday to Thursday, starting June 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

Wellness in Uncertain Times – Free online program

Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to announce a new free training program titled “Wellness in Uncertain Times”. Over the last few months our world has changed. As we embrace the “new normal”, explore self-compassion, gratitude, and self- acceptance through Zoom. Zoom is an online video conferencing platform that allows participants to connect with others through the comfort of their home.

Betty Healey, a local awarding winning author and coach will be assisting with the program.

The training will involve 8 one-hour Zoom sessions, Monday to Thursday, starting July 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. This online training is free. Each participant completing the program will receive a certificate. To register, call 613-571-9240.

Tri-County Literacy Council is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development and the United Way of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Free Landscaping Class

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

  • soil preparation
  • garden design
  • plants
  • maintenance
  • work safety

This certificate program starts March 23, 2020. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 12pm for 5 weeks. For more information or to register, call 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? 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.