Computers | Resources | Workshops | Guidelines

The Employment Resource Centre is open to everyone in the community, we encourage all looking for work to visit. It is designed to be self-service, however, assistance is available for those who need it. We provide access to Career and Employment Related resources in a variety of formats.

Hours of Operation are:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm


Computers

The ERC has 26 computers available; 15 for Internet and word-processing; 11 in the tutorial room for workshops and self-directed CD's.
Please note that computers are for employment related use only, this also applies to email. No floppy disks are permitted in the computers, please see staff to transfer your files.

CD Tutorials Available:

  • Microsoft Word (97)
  • Microsoft Excel (97)
  • Microsoft Access (97)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (97)
  • Clear Speech Works
  • Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor
  • The Art of Customer Services

All Computers are equipped with: Microsoft Office 97 and Internet Explorer

Resources

The ERC has many resources to assist you with your job search, listed below are just a few examples of what is available for use in the resource centre:

Books:
  • Resume and cover letter writing, interview skills
  • University, college and private school course calendars and information
  • Occupational Trends, job futures
  • Self-employment, Top companies
  • And much more...
Videos:
  • Starting your own business
  • Interview Skills
  • Managing Job Stress
Other:
  • Fax: Local Faxing only (free)
  • Photocopying: 5 cents per copy
  • Telephones
  • Newspapers: Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Scarborough Mirror, Employment Weekly, Canada Employment Weekly

Resource Centre Workshops:

Basic Introduction to Microsoft Word

If you have limited computer experience, this workshop is for you. This 2-hour introduction to computers and Microsoft Word, is made to help you learn the basics of using this word-processing program. You will learn how to open, save, and close files, how use formatting on your documents, and other basic functions.

Internet for Job Search

This 2-hour introductory Internet workshop is designed to teach you how to use the Internet to look for jobs, search job banks, find company information, read news and more online.
Note: For those who have never used a computer, we recommend you attend the Basic Introduction to Microsoft Word workshop first

Using Email

Attend this workshop to learn how to use email to send and receive mail, and how to attach files. In the hour and a half, you will sign up for your own free web-based email account and learn how to use the different features available. We strongly recommend prior internet experience before taking this class.

Guidelines for the ERC:

  • The ERC is designated for employment-related use only
  • Please be considerate of other job seekers and keep noise to a minimum level
  • The ERC is not an appropriate setting for children, however, if you must bring your children please keep them under control to avoid accidents, etc. Please do not leave children unattended.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your tutorial, your spot will be given to someone waiting
  • Please do not leave valuables unattended
Computers:
  • We are pleased to offer you a folder to save your work on the H: drive with a maximum of 7MB
  • To reduce risk of viruses and damage, floppy disks are not permitted (Please see staff to transfer files)
  • Chat programs are not considered job search, therefore they are not permitted (MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Other…)
  • To keep computers in working condition food and beverages are not permitted while using the computers
PCPC is willing to provide assistance but does not assume responsibility for:
  • Lost files or documents
  • Documents left in the photocopier
  • Damage to documents or files due to improper usage of equipment
Thank you for your cooperation.