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November 2006  

     In Remembrance   In Remembrance   In Remembrance

LEST WE FORGET

         

 poppies                poppies                poppies

                                 

                                 

      IN FLANDERS FIELDS         

                                       In Flanders fields the poppies blow                                         
Between the crosses, row on row,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
That mark our place; and in the sky
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

                                    John McCrae

                                     

Wear a poppy for remembrance day!!!


  

   

Learning Centre
Connection


"Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities"


About The Author   

A little bit about myself; my name is June and I hope you are enjoying my newsletter from the centre, because it's only going to get better!  I started my new job as the Administrative Assistant at the Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre this past July. Part of my new job is to write and send out our newsletter, which is full of the courses we offer at the centre.  I loved going to school at the centre and I know you would too!  Come out and see what we are all about, drop in and see our place to be!

 

                        

 

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RER

      

  

         

 "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.

                                   

 

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Look What's New!

Our Programs:

 

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

is offering to teach you a lesson on:

Beginner Excel - $60

December 8, 2006 - 9am to 5pm

Beginner Word - $60

December 7, 2006 - 9am to 5pm

Beginner Outlook / Email - $80

December 5 & 6, 2006 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Advanced Word - $60

November 13, 2006 - 9am to 5pm

 

Call 482-2111 to register.

 

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Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

is offering

Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills

November 20, 22 & 24 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

November 21 & 23 - 9am to 5pm

Total Cost - $225

Call 482-2111

to register.

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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 Course

Continuous Intake Program

Call the centre for details

482-2111

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Herzing College

&

Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

is pleased to announce the

"Clinic Office Assistant Program"

is now under way.

Watch for new programs starting soon!!!

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Selkirk & District Community Learning Centre

will soon be offering

Power Up Computer Course for Women

watch out for upcoming dates!

Call us early to register.

482-2111

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Job Quest - Career Services - 204-482-2100

 

TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THAT JOB!!!

      Resume Tips

  • Prepare a targeted resume; preferably with a career summary or highlights section at the beginning.
  • Include only information that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. Bring any extra information with you to the interview.
  • Proofread. Proofread. Proofread.

      Cover Letter Tips

  • Address your cover letter to a specific person - preferably the decision-maker.
  • Sell. Sell. Sell - tell the reader why he or she should continue reading the letter and phone you for an interview; specify, by a few examples, how you have what they are looking for.
  • Keep it brief (one page); be targeted; use correct grammer, spelling and punctuation.

     Job Search Techniques

  • Know your "60-second commercial": the skills, experience, or training you have that an employer will want.
  • Network: tell your "commercial" to everyone you meet - AND ask them to tell your commercial to others.
  • Follow-up: regarding jobs that closed recently; with network contacts; with employers regarding a job for which you had previously applied.

     Interview Tips

  • Do advance research: know yourself (your skills and abilities); know the position (key job requirements); know the company (mission statement / philosophy of service / company culture).
  • Don't rely on flying by the seat of your pants with your verbal communication: prepare your answers to the most commonly asked interview questions and practice them out loud.
  • Non-verbal communication speaks volumes: be aware of your facial expressions, handshake, body posture and language.
  • Bring your career portfolio to the interview to "show you know".
  • Send a thank-you note after the interview - refer to something you discussed and add another detail.

 

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

Our next meeting is October 11, 2006 at 6:30pm. If you have inquiries call Fred at 204-389-5985.

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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 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.

 

 

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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.

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 , 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 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.

 

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CAP Computers

Free Public Access to Computers

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. 

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

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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InkBank  

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:

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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ESL Course:

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

 

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 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 Community Learning Centre, 122-511 Robinson Ave., Selkirk, MB, R1A 1E5, or by email: reception@mts.net.

 

 

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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 

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from

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

 

 

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