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CAP Computers

It's Our World Recycling

Instructors Wanted!

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April Quiz

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A Red Neck Joke

Puzzle of the Month...

Famous Aries

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April 2007 





    Learning Centre      Connection



         "Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"



The 2nd Annual Interlake Job and Career Fair

Wednesday March 21st, 2007

  And the winners are;

1st Prize Winner - Rory McGouran


2nd Prize Winner - Naomi Nicholas (Brandon Buckley)

Hockey Ticket / Miscellaneous Package

3rd Prize Winner - Darryl Moroz

DVD / Miscellaneous Package

4th Prize Winner - Sean Thompson

Avon /Perfume / Miscellaneous Package



The Career Fair is being funded by Competitiveness, Training and Trade (formally Education and Training) and Manitoba 4 Youth.


Herzing College - Look what's new this fall!


"Administrative Assistant"

September 5 - Full Time Day Program

Performing highly diversified tasks, the business office professional must be proficient in computer software and business communications. Office professionals are necessary to the administration of services in various areas of an organization including finance, accounting, marketing, operations, human resources, customer service, sales, and purchasing. The responsibilities of an administrator may include spreadsheet and report development, bookkeeping, and business administration, as well as playing a major role in the delivery of services to clients.

This program provides students with the necessary computer skills, knowledge of accounting, and office procedures for entry- level positions in a business office environment.

To Register call 204-482-2111







 "Responsible Electronics Recycling"

We take just about any kind of Electronics !

Why? Because ewaste is extremely toxic when not disposed of in an approved manner! The RER was first conceived four years ago when it was noted that electronics waste or ewaste often found its way into landfills throughout Manitoba.

You can help save our earth by recycling your old electronics!

Call the centre for more information at 482-2111



  Job Quest - Career Services

482-2100 or toll free 1-866-482-2100




NOW open every Tuesday evening:

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come in to use our Resource Area,

meet with staff for your scheduled appointment,

or attend a scheduled information session!

Daytime Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed: Friday April 13 & 27

Sign up for one of our "Free" Workshops:

April 12 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

April 16 & 17 - Interview Prep Workshop - 9am to 4pm

April 19 & 20 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

April 23 & 24 - Career Planning Workshop - 9am to 4pm

April 30 - Portfolio Work Group RSVP - 9am to 12pm

May 3 & 4 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

May 7 - Job Search Workshop - 9am to 4pm

May 8 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

Tuesday Evenings

April 24 - PLAR Portfolio Workshop Part 1 - 5:30 to 8:30pm

May 1 - PLAR Portfolio Workshop Part 2 - 5:30 to 8:30pm



Our Programs:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills

Watch for our next start date this spring!

Cost - $225.00

Do you need to learn how to make your computer work for you, this is an introduction and overview of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and internet related tools. Students leave the course with a fundamental understanding of the possible uses of the computer in a productive and meaningful manner.

 Call 482-2111 to register.



The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development


The University of Winnipeg


Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

are pleased to announce the

Educational Assistant Diploma Program / Communication Augmentation

Full Time Day Program

Call the centre for details



Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

will be starting up the next:

Word 2003 Intermediate - April 17 - 9 to 5pm - $60

Excel 2003 Intermediate - April 19 - 9 to 5pm - $60

Word 2003 Advanced - April 24 - 9 to 5pm - $60

Excel 2003 Advanced - April 26 - 9 to 5pm - $60

Call 482-2111 to register.



Lord Selkirk Toastmasters Club #3977

"For Better Listening, Better Thinking, Better Speaking!"

Toastmasters offers a proven way to improve your communication skills. By participating in a fun and supportive Toastmasters group, you'll become a better speaker and leader and gain confidence to succeed in whatever path you've chosen in life

We meet every other Wednesday at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre from 7pm - 9pm. It is always OPEN HOUSE! We love an audience and the coffee is free.

Our meetings for this month are April 11 & 25, 2007 at 7pm. If you have any inquiries call Fred at 204-389-5985.


Computer Tutor

Computer Tutor is one-on-one training, at the Selkirk Learning Centre, in the popular software titles. This training is individually tailored to your needs. You can arrange to have a one hour review of your favorite software, or a number of hours to learn something new and relate it to your job.

If you are interested in the Computer Tutor call the Selkirk & District  Community Learning Centre at (204) 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




Audio-Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District Learning Centre now has two-way audio-video capability in three classrooms. There is a plan to start remote classes with Brandon University 2007. University courses offered through the Centre could include nursing and music.

For more information call Karen Keppler, Program Manager, at (204) 482-2111.





Computer Lending Library 




Our Mission Statement

The SDCLC sponsored Computer Lending Program is designed to encourage the use of computers by making them accessible to those who are unable to otherwise acquire them; thereby increasing their quality of life, literacy, fluency and enhancing the specialty skills that have become a requirement for more employment opportunities - even in entry-level positions.

The Computer Lending Library supplies you with a basic set of computer equipment and will also offer basic instructions for assembling and operating your computer. The training is scheduled through the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.

for more information contact June at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre:

  Phone: (204) 482-2111
  Fax:     (204) 785-1316

  Email:   reception@mts.net

  Web Site: www.selkirklearningcentre.ca





Classroom Rentals

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has furnished Classrooms and Computer Labs, which are ideal for:

  • Seminars
  • Training Workshops
  • Computer Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Off-site Meetings
  • Service Group Gatherings

To view room rates please click here.

For room bookings please contact June at the Selkirk Learning Centre

(204) 482-2111 or email:  reception@mts.net .

Hours of Operation:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

Evening and Weekend Hours are available to be booked.




CAP Computers

Free Public Access to Computers

Hours of operation is Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has 6 computers that can be used to access the internet, check emails, type a word document, print documents, or job search. All 6 computers have Microsoft Office '97. 

Drop in to the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre at 511 Robinson Avenue to get on a computer and cruise the information highway!




The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

now accepts all makes of cartridges !

Recycle your empty printer, fax copier cartridges and your old cell phones to help us earn money and to help save the earth!

We have joined in a new fundraiser called

                     It's Our World Recycling Logo

Helping Our Earth Stay Healthy

This program offers us an almost effortless way to raise money to support our projects - and to protect our planet. 

We earn money simply by recycling the eligible used printer, fax and copier cartridges that were destined for the trash.

We help save the earth by collecting all the ineligible cartridges that end up in our landfills.

Here's How You Can Help:

  • Save your cartridges you use at home, in the workplace or at your business.
  • Ask friends, family, employers to help support our fundraising efforts and save our earth.
  • Collect all makes of cartridges.
  • Collect old cell phones.
  • Drop off the empty cartridges and cell phones to the Selkirk Learning Centre or call to arrange for pick up (204) 482-2111.
  • NOTE:  Previously recycled or remanufactured cartridges will now be accepted.

Please drop off at:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB

Contact:  June

Phone: (204) 482-2111

Fax:     (204) 785-1316

Email:   reception@mts.net




Instructors Wanted:

Do you have a skill or a hobby you would like to share with others? We are always looking for instructors and new ideas for courses and workshops.

Call the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre with your ideas at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




Quiz of the Month


1 What did Nelson lose first, his arm or his eye? 
2 What sort of creature is a hake?
3 A doctor calls it a suture.  What do we call it?  
4 In which sport do the participants weigh out and weigh in?  
5 Which WW2 POW Camp was housed in a castle near Leipzig?

6 What musical instrument does Elton John play? 
7 How many grams are there in 3.7kg?
8 Of which African country was Haile Selassie emperor? 
9 Who was the last Viceroy of India? 
10 What flavour is Tia Maria?  
11 Who starred as "Mrs Doubtfire?"
12 What do we call a male sheep? 
13 Who was lead singer with Blondie? 
14 In which sea is the island of Majorca? 
15 What is the name of Frank Sinatra's daughter?  
16 For what type of boat is Venice famous? 
17 If the Spaniel is Lady, who is the Mongrel? 
18 How many cars are on the track in a Drag Race? 
19 In which country is the Taj Mahal? 
20 Where in the body is the cochlea?




A Red Neck Joke

A truck driver was driving down the highway when he sees a priest hitchhiking on the road. He stops to pick up the priest, but he has a few misgivings about giving him a ride; usually when the driver sees a redneck on the road, he hits them -- with a priest in the truck, he'd have to swerve. But the driver decides to pick up the priest.

A little while later, he comes across a redneck hitchhiking. He decides to just swerve and let this one live when, all of a sudden he hears a "BOOM!" The driver looks over at the priest, who says, "Don't worry -- I got him with the door."



Famous Aries

Word Search Puzzle: Famous Aries

Alec Guiness           Joan Crawford

Ali McGraw              Julie Christie

Anthony Perkins      Marlon Brando

Bette Davis               Omar Sharif

Charles Chaplin       Peter Ustinov

Doris Day                 Spencer Tracy

Gloria Swanson       Steve McQueen

Gregory Peck           Warren Beatty




 Questions/Comments for the editor:

Would you like to see any new courses at the centre?

If so, what kind of courses are you looking for?

We would like to know more about what your needs are, we value your feedback, please send your questions or comments to the editor of the "Learning Centre Connection" at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre, 122-511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB, R1A 1E5, or by email: reception@mts.net.




Contact Us:


Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

    122-511 Robinson Ave.

    Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

     Phone:  (204) 482-2111
    Fax:     (204) 785-1316

      Email: reception@mts.net 

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.