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Business Management    

Computer Fundamentals

PowerUp for Women

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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...


Joke of the



Puzzle of the Month...

  Car Parts

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Selkirk, MB  R1A 1E5

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October 2007 





    Learning Centre      Connection


Your gateway to life-long learning opportunities


Business Management  Certificate

Call to express an interest in this program!

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


 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.   


"Computer Fundamentals for Job Skills"

Certificate Course

November 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23

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.


  Job Quest - Career Services

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




NOW open every Tuesday evening:

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come in to use our Resource Area,

meet with staff for your scheduled appointment,

or attend a scheduled information session!

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

Closed: Friday October 2 & 4

Sign up for one of our "Free" Workshops:

October 2 & 4 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

October 9 - Cover Letter Workshop - 9am to 3pm

October 15 & 16 - Resume Writing Workshop - 9am to 4pm

October 18 & 19 - Career Planning - 9am to 4pm

October 22 & 23 - Interview Prep Workshop - 9am to 4pm

October 25 - Job Search Workshop - 9am to 4pm

October 29 - Portfolio Work Group - 1pm to 4pm

October 30 - PLAR Portfolio ORIENTATION - 10am to 12pm

Tuesday Evening Workshops:

October 15 - 30-Second Commercial - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

October 30 - PILOT Netiquette for Job Search - 6pm to 7:30pm





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 meetings for this month are October 10 & 24 at 7pm.

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

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


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.



Audio-Video Conferencing

The Selkirk & District 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 will graduate this 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.




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




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.



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!







 "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



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


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.



Quiz of the Month

Trivia Quiz for the Trivia-minded
by Anonymous

Here's another short trivia quiz for the trivia enthusiasts. This one's a bit tougher this time. Note that some of the questions are United States focused. Have fun!


  1. There's one popular sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
  2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
  3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
  4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on the defense and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
  5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
  6. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
  7. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"
  8. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls-a walk-is one way. Name the other six.
  9. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
  10. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S."

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Joke of the Month


Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a short cut through the cemetary just for laughs.

Right in the middle of the cemetary they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

"Holy cow, mister" one of them said after catching his breath, "You scared us half to death - - we thought you were a ghost!  What are you doing working here so late at night?"

"Those fools!" The old man grumbled, "They misspelled my name!"




Puzzle of the Month

Car Parts - a cryptolist puzzle

by Shelly Hazard

The list of words below all relate to the topic of 'car parts'. The code used for each word is the same. For example, if you determine that the letter A is really the letter E in the first word, this is true for every word in the list.

G   F   I   Y   P   R   N   P   P   N   D   Y

E   K   Z   Z   A

X   H   A   N   Y   J   Z   F

O   F   I   V   Z       U   I   J

N   C   Y   N   G   N   D   Y

P   U   I   F   V       U   A   W   C

F   I   J   N   I   G   D   F

E   N   Y   J   P   K   N   Z   A   J

R   W   T   T   A   Z   F

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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.