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.
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.
Learn more about our free services by email email@example.com, 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.
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:
Order of Operations Workshop, Feb. 3, 9:00-3:00
Essay Writing, Feb. 7, 9:00-12:00
Working with Angles, Feb. 10, 10:00-3:00
Publisher—Brochures, Feb. 13, 9:00-12:00
Writing Formal/Business Letters, Feb. 14, 9:00-12:00
PowerPoint, Feb. 18, 10:00-3:00
Publisher—Business Cards, Feb. 20, 10:00-12:00
Proposal Writing, Feb. 21, 9:00-3:00
Internet Job Search Skills, Feb. 24, 9:00-12:00
Résumé Writing, Feb. 25, 9:00-12:00
Writing Cover Letters, Feb. 27, 9:00-12:00
Interview Skills, Feb. 28, 9:00-12:00
LEARNING LUNCHES: 12:10-12:50
Note, there will be no learning lunches Feb. 24—28
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: Job Search Skills
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Conversational English
Customer Service, Feb. 5, 9:00-3:00
Teamwork, Feb. 12, 9:00-12:00
Time Management 9:00-12:00
Problem Solving, Feb. 26, 10:00-12:00
If you are interested in any of the FREE training we offer, please contact us at 204-677-5016.
We have some exciting free training opportunities coming up at Steps to Success.
In March, Steps to Success will be offering a NEW program called MEDIA SMARTS. The program offers eight modules dealing with online safety. Classes include:
Discover Online Basics
Explore Online Basics
Discover Online Safety
Explore Digital Parenting
Explore Online Privacy
Navigate Online Privacy and Security
Explore Online Shopping and Entertainment
Navigate Online Information
Take one, some, or all of the modules to improve your digital knowledge.Four of the modules will be available in March with the other four offered in April.Bring your own device (cell phone/tablet/laptop), or practice with one of ours.
Registration is now open for the ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT program running April 20 to June 26. The 10-week program includes:
Safe Food Handling
Job Search Skills. . . and more
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
As always, we continue to offer provide Adult Literacy, Workplace Essential Skills Training, GED Tutoring and Upgrading, offered on an individual basis, as well as our monthly Chunks of Learning classes, which in March include:
CHUNKS OF LEARNING CLASSES:
Internet Job Search Skills, Mar. 2, 9:00-12:00
Résumé Writing, Mar. 3, 9:00-12:00
Writing Cover Letters, Mar. 5, 9:00-12:00
Interview Skills, Mar. 6, 9:00-12:00
Excel, Mar. 9, 9:00-3:00
PowerPoint, Mar. 10, 10:00-3:00
Publisher—Posters, Mar. 12, 10:00-12:00
Word, Mar. 13, 9:00-3:00
Mar. 23, 10:00-12:00 Discover Online Basics
Mar. 24, 10:00-12:00 Explore Online Basics
Mar 25, 1000-12:00 Discover Online Safety
Mar. 26, 10:00-12:00 Explore Digital Parenting
Learners’ Permit Prep, Mar. 23, 24, 26 & 27, 1:00-3:00
Adapting to Change, Mar. 11, 9:00-3:00
Communicating in the Workplace, Mar. 25, 9:00-3:00
Conflict Resolution, Mar. 18, 9:00-3:00
Workplace Attitudes, Mar. 4, 9:00-12:00
Anyone interested in any of the FREE courses that we offer, can phone us at 204-677-5016, or can visit us in the basement of the YWCA Thompson.
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