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Power Up For Women

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Job Quest

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Toastmasters Club

Computer Tutor

Audio-Video Conferencing

Computer Lending Library

Classroom Rentals

CAP Computers


Instructors Wanted!

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The Talking Dog

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February 2007 



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Learning Centre

"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


Interlake Job and Career Fair

The 2nd Annual Interlake Job and Career Fair

Wednesday March 21 st , 2007

9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  Selkirk Recreation Complex

180 Easton Drive , Selkirk , MB


This event will provide your organization contact with the current and future workforce within the Interlake area. This fair is a great tool to create awareness of the explosive growth happening right now in the Interlake Region! New opportunities are being created daily within the community.   Employers can be pro-active by increasing their future workforce. Advertise the skills and educational requirements your employees should have.  





Your participation is valuable to the Interlake's workforce, providing guidance and direction to those making career choices. There is no charge to register as an exhibitor this year.


If you are unable to spend the day at the fair, please take advantage of the application table. We are accepting your companies Employment applications, providing a space for the public to sit and complete the application. We will collect the completed applications and return them to you.  


Contact Patty to reserve your booth. Act quickly as there are a limited number of booths available and they are filling up fast. Phone 204-785-1672, by fax 204-785-1316 or by email pattye@mts.net  


Registration Form


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








 "Responsible Electronics Recycling"

Be responsible "RECYCLE" your old electronics!

We take just about any kind of Electronics & Ink Cartridges!

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.



  Job Quest - Career Services - 204-482-2100



 Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 Tuesday Evenings - 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 Friday (Closed Every Other Friday) - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

JOB QUEST is CLOSED the following FRIDAYS:

February 16

March 2, 16 & 30

The CAP SITE & JOB BOARD area will remain OPEN: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.




Our Programs:

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills

Week Days - March 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30

Time - 9:00am to 4:30pm

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.


Watch for our next computer course to start up in the new year!

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:

Power Up Computer Course for Women

Saturdays - February 17 & 24 and March 3

10:00am - 3:30pm

$40 for 3-Saturdays

Power Up is a program that teaches Women the basics of using a computer. From turning the computer on to typing a document to accessing the Internet and Emails. Your Power Up instructor will take you through it so you can understand how to make the computer work for you.

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 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  It is always OPEN HOUSE! We love an audience and the coffee is free.

Our meetings for this month are February 7 & 21, 2007 at 6:30pm. 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 in December 2006.  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!






Recycle your empty printer cartridges to help us earn money! 

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has 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 eligible cartridges you use at home, workplace or business.
  • Ask friends, family, employers to help support our fundraising efforts.
  • Collect only eligible cartridges (All Epson cartridges are not eligible).
  • 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.

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

Drop-Off Site:

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.



The Talking Dog

In Mississippi, a guy sees a sign in front of a house:

"Talking Dog for Sale."

He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a black mutt just sitting there.

"You talk?" he asks.

"Yep," the mutt replies.

"So, what's your story?"

The mutt looks up and says, "Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

The owner says, "Ten dollars."

The guy says, "This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him, so cheap?"

The owner replies, "He's just a big liar. He didn't do any of that stuff."


Jesus is Watching

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house. As he tiptoed through the living room, he heard a voice say: "Jesus is watching you!"

Nothing happened, so the burglar crept forward again. "Jesus is watching you" said the voice.

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. He looked around. In a dark corner he spotted a bird cage with a parrot in it.

"Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?" he asked.

"Yes" said the parrot.

The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, then asked the parrot, "What's your name?"

"Clarence" answered the bird. "That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar. "What idiot named you Clarence?"

The parrot's answer: "The same idiot who named the Bulldog, Jesus."




 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.