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Steps to Success

The Steps to Success program is a free program for adults that offers help with the skills necessary to get into or keep going in today’s workplace.

Adult Literacy

Whether you want to read a bedtime story to your grandchildren, go to university, get a job or get a better job, the adult literacy programs will be of help. We approach adult literacy in stages that include reading, writing, oral communications and document use.

Workplace Essential Skills

Today’s job market is competitive. We can help you by teaching reading skills to enable you to read manuals at work. We also teach document use, so you can better fill out forms. We teach numeracy to help you improve everything from your ‘money math’ to your ‘kitchen math’. We also teach writing skills to enable you to write letters, emails and memos. We teach oral communication to help you solve problems with words, provide better customer service and feel more comfortable speaking in public. We can also teach you how to work in a team or group setting.

Chunks of Learning

We provide a number of courses in ‘chunks’. These include basic computer skills, Microsoft Office software, essay writing, Learners’ Permit preparation, grammar, goal setting, dictionary use, mechanical reasoning and more.


Throughout the year, we offer a number of workshops ranging from portfolio creation to budgeting to customer service.

Contact Us

Learn more about our free services by email essentialskillywca@mymts.net, by phone 204-677-5016 or drop by to Steps to Success, YWCA Thompson, Basement Classroom, 39 Nickel Road. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Funding for Steps to Success is provided by the Government of Manitoba

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July Programming

Steps to Success in open year-round to provide the City of Thompson and surrounding area Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills Training, GED Tutoring and Upgrading.  In addition to that core programming, in July we are also offering:
Excel, July 4-7, 1:00-3:00
Asset Mapping/Community Connections, Mondays,July 10-31, 10:00-3:00
Basic Computer, Tuesdays and Thursday, July 11-27,1:00-3:00
Journaling, Wednesdays, July 12-26, 1:00-3:00
Keyboarding, Fridays, 9:00-4:00
If you are interested in upgrading your skills, please drop in and see us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson, or call us at 204-677-5016.

Workplace Essential Skills

Do you know what the nine workplace essential skills are?  Do you know how they can help you succeed in the workplace?  To learn about workplace essential skills, call us at 204-677-5016.

9 Essential Skills
GED 2017

June Classes

Steps to Success, Your Adult Literacy, and Workplace Essential Skills Training Program, offers year-round GED Tutoring and Upgrading on an individual basis around your schedule and your needs. In addition, every month are ‘Chunks of Learning’ classes designed to improve your workplace essential skills. All of our classes are free! In June we are offering:
Publisher Brochures, June 1, 10-12
Publisher Business Cards, June 2, 10:00-12:00
Basic Algebra, June 5-9, 9:00-12:00
Basic Geometry , June 12-16, 9:00-12:00
Excel, June 19, 20, 22 & 23, 10:00-12:00
Word, June 26-29, 10:00-12:00
PowerPoint, June 30, 10:00-3:00
On weekdays we offer LEARNING LUNCHES from 12:10-12:50. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we focus on Job Search Skills where you can learn to create your own résumé and cover letters., look for or apply for jobs on-line., and practice interview skills. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we focus on building Conversational English skills.
For women who want to learn about banking and managing money, Money Matters will be offered in the Women’s Centre —four afternoons in June:   June 6, 9 , 13 & 15, 1:15—2:45. For this special class, a children’s room will be available.
If you are interested in these or other classes we offer, please phone us at 204-677-5016, or drop in and see us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson.

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