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RER             

Job Quest 

Toastmasters Club

Computer Tutor

Audio-Video Conferencing

Computer Lending Library

Classroom Rentals

CAP Computers

It's Our World Recycling

Instructors Wanted


Joke of the

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Polly Parrot


Puzzles of the Month...

 Word Wizards-Small Pets


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Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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       February 2008     

             

   

 

    Learning Centre      Connection

 

Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities

        


                             

Look whats new to Selkirk!!!

                              Academy of Learning

                             is partnering up with the

                Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

Call June to register for the information session

on Wednesday February 20.

 

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 Power Up Computer Training for Women

Watch for our next start date in the New Year!

Power Up teaches women the basics of using a computer, from turning the machine on to typing a word document to accessing the internet and sending emails. You will be taken through the program so you can understand how to make the computer work for you.

This program is sponsored by the

Women's Directorate.

 Call 482-2111 to register.   

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"Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills"

Certificate Course

Watch for our next start date!

Cost: $225

This course provides the students with an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and Internet-related tools. The course also introduces the students to the internal and external hardware components necessary for the operation of the computer. Students leave the course with an understanding of the possible uses of the computer as a powerful tool and a basic set of skills necessary to operate the computer in a productive meaningful manner. Call 482-2111 to register.

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  Job Quest - Career Services

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

 

 

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

Sign up for one of our "Free" Workshops:

Daytime Sessions:

February 5 - Interview Prep Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

February 6 - Interview Prep Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

February 7 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

February 12 - Job Search Workshop - 9am to 4pm

February 13 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

February 14 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

February 19 - Career Planning Workshop Part 1

February 21 - Career Planning Workshop Part 2

February 27 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

February 28 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

Evening Sessions:

February 26 - PLAR Portfolio ORIENTATION - 6pm to 7:30pm

 

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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 meeting for this month is February 13 & 27 at 7pm.

If you have any inquiries call Fred at 204-389-5985.

See the Web site http://lordselkirk.freetoasthost.org/

 

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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.

 

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Audio-Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre now has two-way audio-video capability in three classrooms. We now have classes started with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) & The University of Winnipeg.

Our first class was the Education Assistant Diploma Program / Communication Augmentation. They graduated this past September 2007 at the Aboriginal Centre. There will be new classes starting this September 2007 at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Center.

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

 

 

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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.  Membership Application

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

 

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Classroom Rentals

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre has furnished Classrooms and Computer Labs for rent, 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 also available to be booked.

 

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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!

 

 

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RER

         

 "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

 

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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

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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.

 

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Polly Parrot    
A lady is walking down the street to work and sees a parrot in a pet store. She stops to admire the bird.

The parrot says to her, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

Well, the lady is furious! She storms past the store to her work.

On the way home she saw the same parrot in the window and the parrot upon seeing her says, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

She was incredibly ticked now. The next day on the way to work she saw the same parrot and once again it said, "Hey lady, you are really ugly."

The lady was so furious that she stormed into the store and threatened to sue the store and have the bird killed.

The store manager apologized profusely and promised the bird wouldn't say it again.

The next day, when the lady walked past the store after work the parrot said to her, "Hey lady."

She paused, scowled with an icy and deadly stare, and said with a hoarse voice, "Yes?"

The bird, strutting back and forth on its perch in a cocky manner,

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Word Wizards - Small Pets

Can you name each pet using the clues provided?

1. Find a common 3-letter word using the clues below.

  • COD has one letter in common with it; in the correct place
  • ANT has two letters in common with it; one in the right place and one in the wrong place
  • DON has no letters in common with it
What is the word?

2. Find a common 3-letter word using the clues below.

  • NOD has two letters in common with it; one in the right place and one in the wrong place
  • EGG has one letter in common with it; in the right place
  • TEN has no letters in common with it
What is the word?

3. Find a common 4-letter word using the clues below.

  • FREE has one letter in common with it; in the right place
  • MOSS has one letter in common with it; in the right place
  • MORE has no letters in common with it
  • SHIM has three letters in common with it; all in the wrong place
What is the word?

4. Find a common 4-letter word using the clues below.

  • FONT has two letters in common with it; one in the right place and one in the wrong place
  • GRUB has two letters in common with it; one in the right place and one in the wrong place
  • BUNT has no letters in common with it
What is the word?

5. Find a common 5-letter word using the clues below.

  • CRACK has two letters in common with it; one in the right place and one in the wrong place
  • SEVEN has three letters in common with it; one in the right place and two in the wrong place
  • VICOR has no letters in common with it
What is the word?

Need the answers? Click here !

 

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 Questions/Comments for the editor:

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

 

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Contact Us:

   

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

122 - 511 Robinson Avenue

Selkirk, Manitoba 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.

 

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