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Steps to Success

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

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 2019
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November Chunks of Learning Classes

In November, in addition to Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills Training, GED Tutoring, and Upgrading, offered on an individual basis around your schedule and your needs, Steps to Success is also offering the following free training opportunities:

Proposal Writing, Nov. 1, 9:00-3:00

Learners’ Permit Prep, Nov. 4—8, 10:00-12:00

Basic Computer, Nov. 12—15, 10:00-12:00

Microsoft Office Word, Nov. 18, 9:00-3:00

Microsoft Excel, Nov. 19, 9:00-3:00

GED Essay Writing, Nov. 20, 10:00-3:00

Publisher-Newsletters, Nov. 21, 9:00-12:00

Math in the Workplace, Nov. 22, 10:00-3:00

Budgeting, Nov. 25, 10:00-12:00

Internet Job Search Skills, Nov. 26, 9:00-12:00

Résumé Writing, Nov. 27, 9:00-12:00

Writing Cover Letters, Nov. 28, 9:00-12:00

Interview Skills, Nov. 29, 9:00-12:00

We will also be offering adult drivers' ed starting in November. To be eligible for the program, a person has to go through a selection process. He or she must be unemployed and seeking work that requires a drivers' license, be eligible to work in Canada, be able to read, write and speak English at the level of instruction, and have no outstanding fines or fees.

If you or someone you know is interested in any of the free training we offer, please call us at 204-677-5016, or drop down and visit us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson.

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