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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

May 2019

Our classroom is being renovated, so as of May 6, we will be located in the Second Floor Boardroom at the YWCA.  We will still be offering Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills Training, GED Tutoring and Upgrading, offered on an individual basis around your schedule and your needs.  In May, we will be focussing on preparing for a G.E.D., so scheduled classes include:
GED PREP CLASSES: 10:00—3:00 DailyLanguage ArtsSentence Structure—May 6Interpreting Non-fiction—May 14Organization—May 7Understanding Fiction—May 16Usage—May 9Understanding Poetry—May 17Mechanics—May 10Understanding Drama—May 21Essay Writing—May 13
Social Studies—May 23
Science—May 24
MathNumbers and Operations—May 27Measurement and Data Analysis—May 28Algebra — May 30Geometry—May 31
Workplace Wednesdays:Problem Solving , May 8, 9:00-12:00Time Management, May 15, 9:00-12:00Teamwork, May 22, 9:00-12:00Attitudes, May 29, 9:00-12:00
If you are interested in any of the classes we offer, please call 204-677-5016.

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June Poster

Renovations continue in our classroom, so we are currently operating out of the YWCA Boardroom (and other rooms as needed).  Until our renovations are complete, we are unable to offer computer classes; however, all other classes continue as normal.  so, in June, 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:

Resume Writing, June 3, 10:00-12:00

Cover Letters, June 4, 10:00-12:00

Interview Skills, June 6 & 7, 10:00-12:00

GED Essay Writing, June 10, 10:00-3:00

GED Math Review, June 11, 9:00-3:00

Spelling Workshop, June 13, 9:00-3:00

Punctuation Workshop, June 14, 9:00-3:00

Money Math, June 17, 18, 20 & 21 , 10:00-12:00

Learners’ Permit Prep, June 24, 25, 27 & 28, 10-:00-12:00

Workplace Wednesdays:

Customer Service, May 5, 9:00-3:00

Adapting to Change, May 19, 9:00-3:00

Communicating in the Workplace, June 26, 9:00-3:00

Problem Solving, June 12, 1:00-3:00

Attitudes, May 29, 9:00-12:00

Anyone interested in any of the training we provide can contact us at 204-677-5016.  

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