Computer Skills Workshops


Work ready Albertans (18 years +) who are currently unemployed or marginally employed (working 20 hours a week or less) and require increased knowledge in computer skills, workplace reading and writing skills, or current job search strategies to enhance their opportunity to find and maintain employment.

For Albertans to whom English is a second language, a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5.75 (with each skill area having a minimum score of 5) is required. Weekly tutoring sessions are available for participants who experience language related challenges during the workshops.

Employment Insurance (EI) and Income Support (IS) clients are welcome as the hours allow continuation of work search obligations.

Clients will not be permitted to miss more than one class of the workshop (with or without a doctor’s note).  They will need
to re-register into another workshop.

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register: please call 780-715-3903 or visit the Continuing Education Office at Keyano College

 Computer Fundamentals (30 hours)

In this introductory workshop, you will learn to operate the computer and its applications using Windows 10. You will learn commonly used features and functions, and master document and file management.

Using Internet Explorer, you will become familiar with browsing the internet, using search engines and applying these skills to research online job opportunities.

Using MS Outlook, you will create an email account and learn to use Outlook both as a communication tool and a time management tool in the workplace.

 Workplace Reading and Writing Strategies (30 hours)

 Improve your reading skills and be ready for typical workplace-related documents. You will use the Preview, Navigate, Skim, Scan, Map and Study-to-Upgrade practices to increase your workplace productivity and reduce the risk of work-related incidents.


Writing in the workplace has evolved over the years and most information is now communicated in the form of a written document, therefore the ability to communicate effectively is key. Through this workshop you will learn writing techniques to convey messages that are professional, clear, and concise for work-related correspondence.

Introductory MS Word (30 hours)

This workshop is designed for those who require the skills necessary to use a word processing application for document creation and use in the workplace. Using Microsoft Word, you will practice creating, modifying and formatting a variety of documents with features such as margins, page numbers, headers, footers, track revisions, tables, clip art, labels, mail merge and more.

 Introductory MS Excel (30 hours)

 Microsoft Office Excel Foundations starts at the beginning. You will learn how to work with worksheets and workbooks, to analyze data using a variety of features, and to create, modify, and format common business reports such as budgets, inventory reports, invoices, and charts.


 Computer Applications (30 hours)
 Through a practical hands-on approach you will apply your knowledge of computer applications software to utilize technology to search for jobs. You will use MS Word, your own writing skills and peer reviews to develop a professional resume and cover letter.

Workshop Schedule 2020

2020 Schedule - Session 2 - Check back for updates
Course Name Course Date Course Time
Computer Fundamentals (30 hrs) Completed 9:00am - 3:30pm
Workplace Reading and Writing Strategies (30 hrs) Completed 9:00am - 3:30pm
Introductory to Word 2016 Level I (30 hrs) Mar 16 - 20, 2020 Postponed 9:00am - 3:30pm
Introductory to Excel 2016 Level I (30 hrs) Mar 23 - 27, 2020 Postponed 9:00am - 3:30pm
Computer Applications (30hrs) Mar 30-Apr 3, 2020 Postponed 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sessions for ESL Learners (21 hrs) 3 hrs per week  

 Computer Skills Workshop Schedule Session 3

Session 3 - Registration begins March 27th (tentatively) 
Course Name Course Date Course Time
Computer Fundamentals (30 hrs) Apr 27 - May 1, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm
Workplace Reading and Writing Strategies (30 hrs) May 4 - 8, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm
Introductory to Word 2016 Level I (30 hrs) May 11 - 15, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm
Introductory to Excel 2016 Level I (30 hrs) May 19 - 22, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm
Computer Applications (30hrs) May 25 - 28, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm
 Computer Applications (30hrs)  3 hrs per week  

Please note: on weeks with STAT holidays, class times will be 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM