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122-511 Robinson Ave.

Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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(204) 482-2111


(204) 785-1316



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September 2005

Learning Centre

"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


    Lord Selkirk Learning Centre     

The Lord Selkirk Learning Centre is a registered adult learning centre with a mandate to provide high school credit courses for adults. We offer a mature student program that allows students to graduate with fewer courses than regular students. As well, we offer courses to students who require prerequisites for post secondary admission. 

Initially, students complete an assessment in order to determine academic readiness and then a learning plan is developed.  If a students needs go beyond the scope of the Lord Selkirk Learning Centre, referrals are made. For example, if a student requires some assistance with career exploration, we will connect that person with Job Quest - Career Services.

Most of our core subjects such as Math and English are delivered as classroom instructed courses. These courses are offered on a once per week basis and are available during the day or evening.  Courses are offered in two semesters, the first starting in September and the other starting in February. While it is possible to complete a mature student program by taking only teacher led courses, some courses are only available in an independent format. In this situation, students do most of the work on their own and consult with our teachers on an as need basis.

In order to start on a mature student program, learners must be at least 19 years of age and out of school. 

Last year 159 adults registered at the Lord Selkirk Learning Centre and 46 of these students graduated.

If you would like more information, or to resgister for courses, you can phone 482-2121, email us at lslc@lssd.ca, or drop in and see us Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at

121 - 511 Robinson Ave. in Selkirk.




Red River College - Gimli Campus


Selkirk Full-Time Programming

Enroll now in one of the full-time programs being offered at the Selkirk Learning Centre. These programs offer a combination of classroom and on-the-job-training. Programs are eligible for student loans and sponsorship.

*Health Care Aide Certificate - Sept. 7, 2005

*Business, Accounting & Management Certificate - Sept. 12, 2005

*Applied Counselling Skills Certificate - Sept. 26, 2005

To learn more about these programs and available funding you can contact the Gimli Campus:

Phone: (204) 642-5496

Fax:     (204) 642-4189

Email:  gimli@rrc.mb.ca

For Registration Information for the above programs click here.




Power Up

Computer Course for Women

    When:   Septempter 24, October 1, & October 8, 2005

               (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

    Where:  Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

                511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB


    Cost:    $40.00

Power Up your skills

Power Up teaches Manitoba women the basics of using a computer. From turning the machine on to typing a word document to accessing the Internet. Your Power Up instructor will take you through it so you can understand how to make the computer work for you.

Power Up for opportunity

It is estimated that at least basic computer skills are needed in two-thirds of jobs in Manitoba - twice as many as 10 years ago. If you want to try something new - perhaps a job with more challenge, better pay or more responsibility - the skills you learn in Power Up can increase the opportunities available to you, and help you reach your goals.

Power Up for options

The Power Up course will leave you feeling more confident using a computer. You may even feel inspired to continue on to take more advanced courses. Regardless of your goals or ambitions, you will be more self-assured and comfortable with technology. In short, you will be "powered up" with more knowledge, information and options.

There is limited enrollment for this computer course Register Now!

For more information, or to sign up for the computer course call 482-2111, or email reception@mts.net.





Instructors & Ideas

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 Learning Centre with your ideas at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




ESL Course

Are you intersted in an ESL (English as a second language) Course.  Call the Selkirk Learning Centre to inquire about this course at 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.




Recycle your empty inkjet and laser cartridges to help us earn money! 

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre have enrolled in a wonderful new fundraising program called InkBank Cartridge Recycling.  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 used printer, fax and copier cartridges that were destined for the trash.

Here's How You Can Help:

  • Save your inkjet or laser cartridges you use at home, workplace or business.
  • Ask friends, family, employers to help support our fundraising efforts.
  • Collect only eligible cartridges.
  • Drop off the empty cartridges to the Selkirk Learning Centre or call to arrange for pick up (204) 482-2111.
  • NOTE:  Previously recycled or remanufactured cartridges cannot be accepted.

Drop-Off Site:

Selkirk & District Learning Centre

511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB


Janice Keller

To get a list of all eligible ink cartridges click here.  For more information on InkBank, please contact Janice at the Selkirk Learning Centre:

Phone: (204) 482-2111

Fax:     (204) 785-1316

Email:   reception@mts.net



Computer Training:

Are You Interested in Computer Training?

We are creating a list of names of people who are interested in taking computer training here at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.  Let us know what type of computer course and level you are interested in. 

Upcoming computer courses here at the Selkirk Learning Centre: Access and Outlook.  Call for details!

Please call Janice at the Learning Centre for more information.

Phone: (204) 482-2111    Email: reception@mts.net




A Thought ....

"It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can."
~ Jane Hamilton



Questions/Comments for the editor:

We value your feedback, please send your questions or comments to the editor of the "Learning Centre Connection" at the Selkirk & District Learning Centre, 122-511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB, R1A 1E5, or by email: reception@mts.net.



Contact Us:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre Inc.

Unit 122-511 Robinson Ave.

Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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

Email: reception@mts.net

The Selkirk Learning Centre is open Monday to Friday from

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