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.

FREE online training: Email 101

Would you like to learn to use the more advanced features of email? If you tend to only reply to messages or send basic correspondence, this course is for you. In this free online training program, you will learn to:
  • Maintain an address book
  • Use a calendar
  • Create tasks
  • Draft messages
  • Format messages
  • Use cc and bcc
  • Include hyperlinks in your messages
  • Create an electronic signature
  • Add attachments
  • Create folders to keep mail organized
  • Follow proper etiquette & safe practices

This online course (certificate program) is taught via Zoom (an easy-to-use online platform). If you have access to a computer (with camera and microphone), an Internet connection, a Microsoft Account (ex: or Hotmail email etc.) and basic computer skills, this training is for you.

Class runs Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am for 4 weeks, starting November 15, 2021. For more information or to register, call Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161.

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 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.

Free PowerPoint class via Zoom

Tri-County Literacy Council is offering a free online course via Zoom: Microsoft PowerPoint.

Microsoft® PowerPoint is a fun and easy-to-use computer program that allows you to create captivating, stylish, computerized slide show presentations complete with text, shapes, pictures, clipart, and charts, as well as special effects (animation), and sound!

Whether for professional or personal use, this program is for you, 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”.

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

Class starts TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 due to the statutory holiday. From then on, class runs Monday to Thursday 1:30pm to 3pm for 4 weeks. Call 613-932-7161 for more information or to register.