Microsoft Word training being offered

Are you looking to create professional-quality documents? Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free Microsoft Word class. This is a popular word processing / desktop publishing program that enables you to format documents such as:

  • letters;
  • resumes;
  • reports;
  • posters;
  • and more

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

This 5-week certificate program runs Monday to Thursday 1pm to 4pm, starting May 30, 2022. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

In person basic computer training starts soon

Tri-County Literacy Council is happy to announce we are once again offering our popular Basic Computer class, as we have returned to in person training.

Learn to perform basic computer tasks – Computer Use being 1 of the 9 Essential Skills identified by the Government of Canada, as necessary for success at work, home and play. Topics include:

  • Using a mouse
  • Keyboarding for Touch Typing
  • Understanding the desktop
  • Saving files
  • Browsing the World Wide Web safely
  • Discovering fun online resources

This is a certificate program.

Class starts TUESDAY, April 26, 2022. Thereafter, class runs Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 pm for 5 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161. SPACE IS LIMITED.

FREE Daycare Worker training starts Monday, April 11th

Tri-County Literacy Council’s mission is to help adults in our community develop skills to be successful in the workplace. On April 11, 2022, we will offer FREE in-person Daycare Worker training. The 6-week program will run Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. allowing the possibility for students to connect with each other and network with individuals in the field. Topics of study will include:

  • Children’s developmental stages
  • Behavioral issues
  • Meal and lesson planning
  • Daycare rules and regulations
  • Children’s rights

Students will also benefit from meeting a variety of guest speakers in the field such as a local dietician, early years specialists, and a guidance counsellor to explore further educational opportunities. A representative from the City of Cornwall will explain how to start a home daycare centre.

Tina Lauzon, a previous student from the program, mentioned This is a great opportunity to help you prepare for a job and to learn valuable knowledge of the field… It’s a fun learning environment and the people make you feel welcome. This training also made me aware of other community programs and offers, as well as how to go about opening my own home daycare.”

To register for this innovative training, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Class

Do you like to work outdoors? Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free 5-week Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance certificate program. Practice Essential Skills while you learn about this popular field. Attend a site visit and meet guest speakers who will share their expertise.

Get a head start and earn your certificate in time for the spring hiring season (video).

Class runs Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 pm for 5 weeks, starting March 21st.

For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

Free online class: YouTube for Fun or Profit

Starts: January 25, 2022
Requirements: computer (with camera and microphone), Internet, email, and basic computer skills
Phone: 613-932-7161

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 this. This free online 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 is taught via Zoom (a free, easy-to-use online platform).

Course starts TUESDAY January 25, 2022 thereafter class runs Monday to Thursday 1:30pm to 3:30pm for 4 weeks.

Free Basic Computer Course

There are a couple of seats left in the 4-week Basic Computer course that starts this Monday, September 20th. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 11:30am. For more information or to apply, call 613-932-7161 ASAP.

Free Landscaping Class

Do you like to work outside? Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free 4-week Landscaping course. Participants practice Essential Skills while learning about this position, meet guest speakers and attend a site visit. This certificate program starts August 16, 2021. Class runs Monday to Thursday 9am to 12pm for 4 weeks. For more information or to register, call 613-932-7161.

FREE Retail Training Program

Tri-County Literacy Council is pleased to offer a FREE Retail Training Program via Zoom starting July 5, 2021. This online class runs Monday to Thursday, 9-10:30 a.m. for 4 weeks. The training is suitable for a anyone planning to work at a retail business such as a clothing or grocery store. It 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. To register, phone 613-932-7161.