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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.

Workshops

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
January Poster

January Classes

Steps to Success provides free year-round training for adult in and around Thompson. In January, 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:

Cell Phones, Jan. 3, 9:00-12:00

Social Media, Jan. 4, 9:00-12:00

Excel Jan. 7 & 8, 10:00-3:00

Publisher—Brochures, Jan. 10, 9:00-12:00

Basic Computer, Jan. 11, 18, 25 & Feb. 1, 10:00-12:00

Researching & Writing an Essay, Jan. 14 & 15, 10:00-3:00

Interview Skills, Jan. 16, 9:00-12:00

PowerPoint, Jan. 17, 10:00-3:00

Learners’ Permit Prep, Jan. 21, 22, 24, 25, 1:00-3:00

Microsoft Office Word, Jan. 28 & 29, 10:00-3:00

Keyboarding Fridays 9:00-4:00

LEARNING LUNCHES 12:10-12:50

     Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Job Search Skills

     Tuesdays & Thursdays: Conversational English 

WORKPLACE WEDNESDAYS:

     Problem Solving 1:00-3:00, Jan. 2

     Adapting to Change 9:00-3:00 Jan. 9

     Communicating in the Workplace 9:00-3:00, Jan. 23

     Customer Service 9:00-3:00, Jan. 30

If you are interested in these, or other classes we offer, please contact us at 204-677-5016, or visit us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson.

February Poster

February Classes

In February, 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:

Learners’ Permit Prep Feb. 4-7, 10:00-12:00

Cell Phones Feb. 4, 1:00-4:00

Excel Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1:00-3:00

Cell Phones Feb. 11, 9:00-12:00

Word Feb. 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 7, 10:00-2:00

PowerPoint Feb. 25, 10:00-3:00

Keyboarding Fridays, 9:00-3:00


LEARNING LUNCHES 12:10-12:50

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Job Search Skills

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Conversational English 

WORKPLACE WEDNESDAYS:

Problem Solving Feb. 6, 1:00-3:00

Communicating in the Workplace Feb. 13,  9:00-3:00

Customer Service Feb. 20, 9:00-3:00

Teamwork Feb. 27, 9:00-12:00


Phone us at 204-677-5016, or drop in and visit us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson if you are interested in any of the training that we offer.

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