Courses/Workshops

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Basic Computer/ Tech Classes:
**** Please note registration is required ( in person and by appointment) for all courses. Space is limited. Registration is not complete until course fees are received..

Winter classes include:

Conversational English: Tuesday’s 6:30pm-8pm at the Leduc Public Library (Jan 09 -June 19). Drop-In

Come by and join our ELL conversation group. You will meet and speak to other English learners in a safe and welcoming environment.

English Language Learning: Thursday’s 6:30-8:30pm at the Leduc Public Library (Jan 11 -June 21). Drop-In

For beginner – intermediate

Learn to read and write the English language. We will work on building vocabulary, increasing a working knowledge of grammar, enhancing reading comprehension and improving overall writing skills.

Budgeting 101 & Let’s Talk Credit –  Jan 10, 2018 from 10am-2pm – FREE – Registered

Budgeting 101

Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work. Actually, a budget is simply a plan for your money based on your priorities and goals. Have you ever wondered why some people are so good with their money and others aren’t? Likely someone taught them how to manage their money, so they can create the life they want. Most of us weren’t born knowing how to intuitively manage our money, our parents likely didn’t discuss money let alone teach us, and it wasn’t part of the curriculum when we were in school, so we learn by the school of hard knocks.

However, here’s the good news – budgeting is skill set that anyone can learn! The better news is that we have broken down budgeting into six easy steps. In the Budgeting 101 workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Set SMART financial goals
  • Understand the components of a budget
  • Track your expenses and identify areas of change
  • Plan and pay for irregular expenses
  • Create and manage savings for goals like emergency savings and fun things
  • Create a paycheque plan

Let’s Talk Credit!

Ever wondered what the difference between a credit score and a credit report was? Do you know what builds (or reduces) your credit score? Credit can be very confusing, and this can lead to decisions that may impact our overall credit profile. Decisions and actions that are seemingly positive may impact us negatively.

Information is key to making decisions that positively affect our credit and overall financial situation. In the Let’s Talk Credit workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify what’s in it for you to be good with your money and credit
  • Identify what is on your credit report and the credit rating system
  • Identify the 5 factors that affect your credit score
  • Check your own credit report
  • Name who may be interested in your credit score/report
  • Identify some myths around credit
  • Identify ways to build your credit and avoid scams

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop – Feb 02 from 9-4pm – Free – Registered

Resumes & Cover Letters (1 Day) The Resume/Cover letter workshop delivers strategies and exercises for creating resumes and cover letters that effectively present your skills, experiences and interests to potential employers. Participants will be provided with electronic &/or hard copies of their Resume within two business days following the workshop.
Interview Techniques – Feb 16 from 9-4pm – Free – Registered

The interview techniques workshop will assist participants in gaining competence and confidence in implementing the following interview techniques: preparation and research, interview formats and process, question styles, intent of questions and appropriate responses.
Career Planning – Jan 23, 24 & 25 from 9-4pm – FREE – Registered

Career Planning (3 Days)  The Career Planning workshop provides information and activities to assist you in understanding and applying the Career Planning process. Activities will include:

  • Career Planning Process
  • Self-Discovery
  • Identifying career options and researching
  • Make a decision
  • Self-Confidence
  • Action planning
  • COMPUTER/TECH WORKSHOPS

**** If you are interested in registering for a Computer/Tech Workshop contact LAL to book a registration appointment.

Winter 2018 Classes and Workshops :

Facebook for Internet Explorer

Dec 05 from 5:30pm-8:30pm Cost $10 (participants who already have a Facebook account start at 6pm)

Facebook is a popular way to reconnect and stay connected with friends around the world. This workshop will have participants explore the Facebook interface using an Internet Browser, post and share updates, as well as review privacy basics on Facebook.
Participant pre-requisites: basic understanding of computer use

Participant pre-requisites: basic understanding of computer use.

Basic Computers

Jan 4, 11 & 18, 2018 from 1-3pm Cost: $20 (This is a 3-session class) Registered

Intimidated by technology? Join us to gain a basic understanding of how to use a Windows computer and become familiar with technology jargon. This workshop is intended for individuals new to a computer. Be introduced to basic computer technology and concepts, navigate a Windows computer, general word processing and accessing the Web.

Participant pre-requisites: none

Navigating Windows 10

Jan 9 & 16 from 6:30-8:30pm Cost $15 (this is a 2-session class) Registered

Feb 20 & 27, 2018 from 1-3pm Cost $15 (this is a 2-session class) Registered

Windows 10 looks different and can be confusing when getting started. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how to navigate Windows 10. We will explore and learn about the Windows 10 environment, how to customize it to personal preference as well as review foundational Windows skills.

Participant pre-requisites: none

Basic Excel

Feb 22 & March 01, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm Cost $15 (this is a 2-session class) Registered

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application that can help organize and calculate data. This workshop explores basic uses of Microsoft Excel; exploring data entry and using basic formulas.

Participant pre-requisites: basic understanding of computer use

Basic Word

Feb 21 & 28, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00pm Cost $15 (this is a 2-session class) Registered

Microsoft Word is a word processing application that helps you to create a variety of documents, including letters, flyers and resumes. This workshop explores how to create and set up documents, formatting and the use of styles.

Participant pre-requisites: basic understanding of computer use

Introduction to your iPhone

Jan 10, 2018 from 1:00-3:30pm Cost $10 – Registered

If you have an iPhone, but aren’t sure how to use it, this is the workshop for you. In this workshop, we will explore how to navigate your iPhone, use it as an organizational tool, a camera, and how to download apps to customize your iPhone to your needs.

Participant pre-requisites: BYOD with your user email and password.

Introduction to your Android Smartphone

Jan 16, 2018 from 1:00-3:30 pm Cost $10 – Registered

If you have an Android Smartphone, but aren’t sure how to use it, this is the workshop for you. In this workshop, we will explore how to navigate the Android operating system, use it as an organizational tool, a camera, and how to download apps to customize your smartphone to your needs.

Participant pre-requisites: BYOD with your user email and password.

Introducing Social Media

Jan 17, 2018 from 1-3:30pm Cost $10 – Registered

Take this opportunity to explore various social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest. Additional time will be spent to explore using Facebook.

Participant pre-requisites: basic understanding of computer use and have a Facebook account.