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.

Free MS PowerPoint Computer Course

Microsoft PowerPoint is a user-friendly computer program that allows you to create dynamic slide presentations (slide shows). Whether for professional or personal use, PowerPoint is a powerful tool.

If you’re looking to:

• showcase your talent with a visual portfolio;
• promote your business products or services;
• demonstrate your computer skills for employment;
• create professional-looking school presentations; or
• have a souvenir of family pictures

“Say it with Microsoft PowerPoint”.

In this free training program, participants learn to create captivating, stylish, computerized slide show presentations complete with text, shapes, pictures, clipart, and charts, as well as special effects (animation), and sound!

Class runs Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 4 weeks. Please note that the first day of class is Tuesday, May 21st, due to the statutory holiday. For more information or to register for this valuable training program, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161 today. Seating is limited.

 

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.