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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

August 2017

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

Save the Date

That's Too Heavy and Other Myths About Women in the Workplace

September 21, 1:00-3:00

International Literacy Day
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September at Steps to Success

September promises to be a busy month at Steps to Success. As always, we offer Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills Training, GED Tutoring and Upgrading on an individual basis around your schedule and your needs. For our monthly “Chunks of Learning” classes we are offering:
Microsoft Office Word, Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 10:00-12:00
Excel, Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, 10:00-12:00
Basic Computers on Wednesdays from Sept. 13 to Oct. 11, 1:00-3:00
            Sept. 13: Intro to Windows
            Sept. 20: Internet Research    
            Sept. 27: Word Pad
            Oct.4: Email
            Oct. 11: Intro to Microsoft Office Word,                            
Publisher-Newsletters, Sept. 14, 9:00-12:00
PowerPoint, Sept. 28, 10:00-3:00
            Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Job Search Skills
            Tuesdays & Thursdays: Conversational English
In a partnership with the Assessment Centre and the Women’s Centre, we will be offering a Women’s Employment Workshop: That’s Too Heavy, and Other Myths of Women in the Workplace, Sept. 21, 1:00-3:00 in Women’s Centre.
We will be celebrating International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, 9:00-4:00. This year’s theme is: Literacy in a Digital World. Stop by the classroom and see how your digital skills measure up!
September is also the month we celebrate National Essential Skills Day, September 22, 9:00-4:00. Come in and learn how workplace essential skills can help you be employable.
For anyone who is interested in literacy in Thompson, you are invited to attend a Literacy Working Group Meeting on Sept. 12, 12:00-1:00. Please let us know in advance if you are planning on attending.
In the YWCA news, watch for this year’s AGM to be held (tentatively) September 28 at noon.
Finally, the YWCA Thompson will be holding their annual Walk-A-Mile-In-Her-Shoes fundraiser on Saturday, September 16. The walk starts at noon, so come out and cheer on the brave men walking the block in red high-heel shoes.
If you have any questions on any of our classes or upcoming events, please phone 204-677-5016, or drop in and see us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson.

September Flyer

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National Day of Action on Violence Against Women & Children

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