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Educational Assistant

      Diploma Program

Job Quest Career Services

      "Proof Reading"

Power Up Computer


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Quote of the Month

Toastmasters Club

Computer Tutor

Audio-Video Conferencing

Computer Lending Library

Classroom Rentals

CAP Computers


Instructors Wanted!

ESL Course

Puzzles of the Month...


Peanut Butter Bar


Word Search

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July 2006



Learning Centre

"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


Educational Assistant

Diploma Program/

Communication Augmentation


The Educational Assistant Diploma Program (EADP) supplies both the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become an effective an confident teaching assistant.  Students in this program will acquire the necessary training and skills to assist students and teachers in the classroom and within the school system.


The Communication Augmentation provides specific training in specialized areas including Language acquisition and development, developing reading and writing skills, Sign Language and Braille.

Course Length:    10 Month Duration

Start Date:          August 8, 2006

Course Address:  Selkirk Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave.

Tuition:               Assessed on an individual basis.

                          Funding may be available!

Application deadline is July 5, 2006.

Funding Applications are available at the Selkirk Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave.   For information please call (204) 482-2111.

Partner Institutions:

The University of Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Technical College

Centre for Aborigianal Human Resource Development (CAHRD)





So, what is PROOFREADING anyway, and why

should I bother?


When you take a Job Quest Résumé Writing or Cover Letter Writing workshop, your facilitator will tell you to proofread your résumé or cover letter before submitting it to a potential employer.

So, what is proofreading anyway, and why should you bother?

to find out!

Check out the

proofreading online resources and links below!

OWL at Purdue ? Online Writing Lab
(An excellent resource for any writing?I've used this resource for years as a university student and as a Business Education teacher and like it very much)

    Proofreading Your Writing


  Also check out the information on Job Search Writing: Cover

   Letters 1: Quick Tips and Résumés 1: Introduction to Résumés

University of Calgary ? Assistive Technology for Written Language Difficulties

(Check out the very cool online tasks to test your proofreading abilities?under the Editing and Proofreading Tasks section of the page) 

   Self-Assessment of Writing Strengths and Needs


University of North Carolina ? Writing Center ? Handouts and Links



CMU proofmarks image you can print


   Either print the image on legal-sized paper or save the image to

   your computer, insert the image file into a Word (or other word

   processing program) document and size to fit a letter-sized page,

   then print.

Free online article

   The Proof is in the Proofing: 7 Tips to Develop Great  

    Proofreading Skills



Contact Job Quest Career Services for more information at

(204) 482-2100 or toll free (866) 482-2100.



Power Up Computer Course

For Women

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre will be holding another Power Up Computer Course For Women!  The course will start in September 2006.

When:    September 2006 (3 Saturdays TBA)

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 and emails. 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 register for the computer course call

482-2111, or email reception@mts.net .




Quote of the Month ....

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."  ~Tom Wilson



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 next meeting is July 5, 2006 at 6:30pm. If you have 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 Janice at the Selkirk & District Learning Centre (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 

New for 2006!  The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre is launching a Computer Lending Library!

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 informtion or contact Janice at the Selkirk 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 deal 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 Janice 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

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

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

Drop in to the Selkirk Learning Centre, 511 Robinson Ave., 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 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 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.

Drop-Off Site:

Selkirk & District Community 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



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



ESL Course:

Call the Selkirk Learning Cente if you are interested in an ESL Course (English as a second language) .   Phone: (204) 482-2111 or email reception@mts.net.





  1. Which sport is played for the Davis Cup?  
  2. How is hydrophobia better known?   
  3. What word is opposite to serious, dark and heavy?  
  4. What can be hunter and half hunter?  
  5. What sort of creature is a lumpsucker?
  6. How was Frederick Bulsara better known?  
  7. Who were Athos, Porthos and Aramis?  
  8. Which is the hardest form of carbon?  
  9. Of what is hippophobia a fear?  
  10. In the US it's the hood.  What is it in the UK?

Click here for Trivia answers!



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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 

The Selkirk Learning Centre is open Monday to Friday from

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