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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


Quiz of the Month...

Geography Quiz


Joke of the

Month...

A Talented Dog


Puzzles of the Month...

 Cheese


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511 Robinson Ave.

Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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       January 2008     

             

   

 

    Learning Centre      Connection

 

Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities

        


Business Management Certificate

Call to express an interest in this program!

Coming in the new year

This program is from (NAIT) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. This demanding and intensive program has instruction that emphasizes the practical aspects of solving typical business problems by study and application of current business practices. Class activities include case studies, simulations, problem solving, computer applications, group analysis and discussions. To express your interest call 482-2111

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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

January 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31

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:

January 7 - Interview Prep Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

January 8 - Interview Prep Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

January 10 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

January 11 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

January 15 - Job Search Workshop - 9am to 4pm

January 22 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

Cancelled - Career Planning Workshop Part 1

Cancelled - Career Planning Workshop Part 2

January 29 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 1 - 9am to 4pm

January 30 - Resume Writing Workshop Part 2 - 9am to 4pm

 

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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 January 9 & 23 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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Quiz of the Month

Geography Quiz

 

  1. What is the longest river in Italy?                                Po
             Tiber
             Florence
             Sardinia

  2. What is the capital of Missouri?                                  St. Louis
             Springfield
             Jefferson City
             St. Charles

  3. The Hoover Dam touches two states. One is Nevada, what is the other?                                            Texas
             California
             Colorado
             Arizona

  4. Which country is incorrectly matched with its capital city?                                                                Denmark - Copenhagen
             Portugal - Lisbon
             Greece - Athens
             Belgium - Vienna

  5. Which of the following countries does NOT border Israel?                                                           Syria
            Egypt
            Jordan
            Saudi Arabia

  6. Excluding Alaska, which U.S. state extends farthest north?                                                          Maine
            Minnesota
            Michigan
            Washington

  7. Mount Kilauea is the central feature of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is located on which of the Hawaiian Islands?                                       Hawaii
            Molokai
            Oahu
            Lanai

  8. Andorra, Liechtenstein and Monaco are all considered:                                                              Commonwealths
            Principalities
            Confederations
            Republics

Answers

 

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Joke of the Month

 

A Talented Dog



A local business was looking for office help. They put a sign in the window, stating the following: "HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer."

A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined.

Getting the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looked determined, so he lead him into the office. Inside, the dog jumped up on the chair and stared at the manager.

The manager said "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type." The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to type out a perfect letter. He took out the page and trotted over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back on the chair.

The manager was stunned, but then told the dog "the sign says you have to be good with a computer". The dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various programs and produced a sample spreadsheet and database and presented them to the manager

By this time the manager was totally dumbfounded! He looked at the dog and said "I realize that you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still can't give you the job."

The dog jumped down and went to a copy of the sign and put his paw on the sentences that told about being an Equal Opportunity Employer. The manager said "Yes, but the sign also says that you have to be bilingual."

The dog looked at the manager calmly and said, "Meow!"


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Puzzle of the Month

 

Cheese

 

Boursin Dolcelatte Limburger
Brie Edam Mozzarella
Camembert Emmental Parmesan
Cantal Fetta Pecorino
Cheddar Gorgonzola Ricotta
Cheshire Gouda Roquefort
Danish Gruyere Stilton

 

Answers

 

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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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