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     *Job Quest-

       Career Services

Logo Quest!

Partnership with CAHRD

Video Conferencing  

Volunteer Board

   Director's WANTED!

Red River College

   Gimli Campus

Moved! A.I.M for Work

In Every Issue...

CAP Computers


Instructors Wanted!

ESL Course

Computer Training


A Thought ....

Puzzles of the Month...


Word Search

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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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November 2005                           


Learning Centre

"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


    Job Quest - Career Services

Be Prepared!

Job Quest's Workshops Get You Ready for a Successful Job Search

At Job Quest - Career Services you will be provided with all of the tools and support that you will need to prepare yourself for a successful job search.  You will also receive help in planning your training or career path.

With all the new and changing employment opportunities in the Selkirk and Interlake area, it is more important then ever to be prepared - before you hear about that interesting job opening or see that perfect job advertised.  We can even help you discover ways of learning about openings before they are advertised.

We provide workshops on resume writing, career planning, interviewing skills and job search techniques.  Our services are also available in Stonewall, Gimli, Arborg and Fisher Branch.  Our resource area contains many informative publications on training progams and institutions.  You will also find up-to-date information on employment trends.  Visit our job bank postings regularly to learn who is hiring right now.

Call Job Quest now, or drop in to see us at the Selkirk and District Community Learning Centre (511 Robinson Avenue).  We would be pleased to tell you how our workshops can help you develop the personal marketing tools you will need in your job search and also assist you in your career and training exploration.  Phone (204) 482-2100 or

Toll Free (866) 482-2100.



Logo Quest!

Job Quest is on a quest for its own unique logo.  Do you have graphic artist abilities, a penchant for capturing the visual essence of what a targeted job search entails? 

If you are interested in competing to create the new Job Quest logo, call Kathryn Kunkel, Job Quest Program Supervisor, at 482-2100 or toll free (866) 482-2100.



Partnership with CAHRD

Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre and CAHRD, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, have formed a partnership. Through this partnership, CAHRD may make post-secondary educational programs available to Aboriginal people at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.  The purpose would be to enhance access to and completion of post-secondary, adult upgrading and basic education for Aboriginal individuals and communities.  The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre received a plaque from CAHRD during the Fall Equinox Celebration 2005, "Celebrating Partnerships", on September 21st.  To view the plaque click here (pdf file).



Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre have received 3 sets of Video and Audio Conferencing Equipment.  A BIG Thank You, goes to the eAssociation for providing 3 complete sets of equipment for Video Conferencing, and also to MRnet for the CANARIE connection to allow our Centre to connect with any University in Canada. 

For more information call Karen Keppler, Manager, at 482-2111.



Volunteer Board Director's Wanted!

The Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization.  We would like to welcome a few more good Board Directors.

We need people who believe in our Mission and our Vision and are willing to spend the time to do the job well.  To view our Mission and Vision Statements click here.

Are you interested in a Director's Position?  We encourage you to explore our services and to contact us, especially if you are interested in meeting your community's continuing education and training needs.

Click here to go to the Volunteer Board Director Information page (pdf file).

To download or view the Volunteer Board Director's Application Form (pdf file) click here.



Red River College - Gimli Campus:


November Workshop

  • Red Cross CPR - Level C - November 30


Full-Time Day Programs

Winter and Spring 2006

  • (New) Security Officer Training Certificate - January 23
  • (New) Floristry Certificate - February 20
  • Bookkeeping and Small Business Office Certificate - May 1

These Courses are offered at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre.  For more information on these courses, call (204) 642-5496 or check the RRC - Gimli Campus web site at www.rrc.mb.ca/gimli



A.I.M. for Work

A.I.M. for Work has moved!  The new office is now located at

61 Main Street in Selkirk.  A.I.M. for Work is a unique ACTION

oriented Employment Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities.

Phone: (204) 482-2130

Toll-Free: 1-800-494-4179

Fax:    (204) 482-9855




CAP Computers

Free 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 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 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:

Are you interested in an ESL Course (English as a second language) .   For inquiries call the Selkirk Learning Centre at 482-2111 or 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. 

Call or email Janice for upcoming computer courses at the Selkirk Learning Centre.  Phone: (204) 482-2111    Email: reception@mts.net



A Thought ....

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
~ B.B. King




  1. In which Country is the kimono traditionally worn?
  2. Which oceans are linked by the Panama Canal?
  3. How many blackbirds were baked in the pie?
  4. Which animals would gather in a skulk?
  5. Which bone is found with the tibia in the lower leg?
  6. Which sports car evolved from the VW Beetle?
  7. What word can follow mother, father and home?
  8. Who were the Samurai?
  9. What word means slower than the speed of sound?
  10. Which Country has the tulip as its emblem?

Click here for Trivia answers!



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. 

      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.