The Learning Center strives to provide the highest level of education and training to all Tsay Keh Dene community members.
Adult Basic Education - You can access Adult Basic Education courses at the Tsay Keh Dene Learning Center free of charge. These courses include all levels of Math and English, and Computer Studies.
Early Childhood Care and Learning Certificate Program. In partnership with the College of New Caledonia and Kwadacha First Nation, the ECCL program is currently being delivered through the Learning Center in a format that combines online and class instruction. More information about the program can be found here: http://www.cnc.bc.ca/programs-courses/early-childhood-certificate.htm
Life Skills - The term ‘Life Skills’ is usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant at different times your life, for example:
- When at school or university, you'll need study skills
- When buying a house, negotiation skills may be needed
- You'll need to work on your employability skills to get a job
- When you have a job, leadership and presentation skills may be useful, along with a whole host of other skills.
- When you start a family, time management and organising skills are likely to become important.
- There will be times throughout your life when you'll need conflict resolution, stress-management and problem solving skills too.
This service is available in different formats to accommodate different needs, timelines and learning styles. The formats include: one-on-one sessions, group sessions, video conferencing and other online information (such as the hyperlinks above).
Essential Skills – Essential Skills provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. All occupations have identifiable minimum requirements called Essential Skill Profiles. The essential skills profiles describe the skills workers need, as well as the level of difficulty required to perform their jobs successfully. Some examples are: reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, critical thinking, digital technology (originally, computer use), working with others and continuous learning. As you can see, these skills can be learned and with practice you become better at them.
This service is also available in different formats to accommodate different needs, timelines and learning styles. The formats include: one-day workshops and scheduled classes, in person, through video conferencing and through online resources.
Additional services to students and trainees at the Learning Center include:
- Childcare from 9am to 3pm (in collaboration with the TKDN Health Department)
- Counselling (in collaboration with the TKDN Health Department and/or Work BC Mackenzie)
- Healthy Eating - Cooking Classes (in collaboration with the TKDN Health Department and/or the College of New Caledonia – Mackenzie Campus)
Tsay Keh Dene is in the process of developing resources and curriculum for a Sekani Language program (basic level) for Adults within the next couple of years. Resources such as the Tsay Keh Dene – Alphabet, Electronic Dictionary, Interactive Map of the Tsay Keh Traditional Territory and the Tsay Keh Dene Cultural Calendar will become available in the upcoming 2016-17 school year at the Learning Center.
Name: Sue Barnes
Phone number: (250) 993-2314
Fax: (250) 993-2315