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Training Centre

1610 Pacific Avenue, Brandon MB  R7A 7L9

Phone: 204-727-1268   Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Samaritan House Ministries Training Centre offers free daytime and evening classes in Adult Basic Education, Adult Upgrading, GED Preparation, and Computer Skills. Course content includes training in academic upgrading, computer use, job searching, communication, problem solving, team work, 

upgrading in reading and writing, basic math, and basic literacy skills.

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Adult Literacy Program

Classes are free of charge.

Our goal is to provide support to adult learners in reaching their education and employment goals


In the Adult Literacy Program, a learner can complete a Certificate in Learning & Literacy. Adults can work on improving their skills in reading, writing, document use, and oral communication. We also have GED test preparation and numeracy (math) skills upgrading. English Language Learner adults must have a Canadian Language Benchmark of at least 4. After registering for the program, the learner’s education goals and current academic skills are assessed. Then, together with the instructors, a personal learning plan and a class schedule are made for the learner.

The Literacy Program runs from September to June, following the school year.

Adult Literacy Program Hours of Operation

Classes Monday to Thursday

9:00 am to 11:30 am

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm


Registrations and Assessments: By appointment


For more information or to register, contact the Literacy Coordinator.


Phone: 204-727-1268 ext. 1


Age is an Asset Program

Age is an Asset is an employment readiness program for mature minded individuals who are seeking work and are between the ages of 18 to 64. This 12-week session runs four times per year and is designed with the mature learner in mind. Through a combination of classroom activities and formal learning, plus a wide variety of visiting speakers and a job placement, students will enjoy the diversity offered in this program. The environment in this program is more relaxed and social, enabling the more mature learner to feel comfortable.

Some of the skills we focus on:

  • Computer skills refresher and upgrading

  • Communication skills

  • Wellness training

  • Resume, cover letter, and job search training

  • Work experience placement

  • Certificate training in: 

First Aid

Food Safe

Service Advantage (Customer Service)


For more information or to register for the next 12-week session, please contact us.


Phone: 204-727-1268


HATS Computer Training

The Training Centre offers one-on-one computer use assistance in a relaxed environment, learning at your own pace, following your skill level. A trained computer instructor is there to help you along your way with tasks such as basic computer use, typing skills, internet use, and using email. It is a great place to work on your resume, search for jobs, and apply online. The goal is to increase your personal comfort with computers and give you a working knowledge of their many uses. This program focuses on Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


HATS Computer Training Hours of Operation

Classes Monday to Thursday

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm


Phone: 204-727-1268


HATS Literacy Training

As a partnership between several Brandon organizations, the HATS Literacy Program is open to anyone who has an interest in enhancing their reading and writing skills. The HATS Literacy Program helps clients achieve their reading and writing goals by assisting students with GED or high school material, helping second-language learners gain communication skills, providing resume and cover letter help, and aiding students in developing ease with regards to reading and vocabulary usage. 


HATS Literacy Training Hours of Operation

Classes Monday to Thursday

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Phone: 204-727-1268

Funding for the Age is an Asset, HATS Literacy and HATS Computer programs provided by:

The Government of Canada

The Manitoba government

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