The A.K. Smiley Public Library is getting six new electronic resources to help with job hunting and skill building, thanks to the California State Library and state COVID-19 funding. These new eResources will be available through Sept. 30, 2022, and can be accessed at the library or from home.
Coursera partners with colleges and universities to teach interactive courses leading to “gateway” certifications, which help people get into entry-level jobs where they can continue learning as they move up in their careers.
GetSetUp is for adults over 55. It features live classes on physical, mental, social, and vocational health. The main objective is to help close the digital divide and teach adults over 55 new skills.
Learning Express has many test preparation resources and also teaches basic adult skills such as reading and writing improvement, grammar, and college preparation. It can also be used to prepare for the citizenship test. Learning Express is integrated with the job searching website Indeed, so you can search for appropriate jobs without having to leave the site.
LinkedIn Learning offers state-specific exam preparation in seven languages. Coursework in business, technology, and related areas is offered. This resource is designed for people who have a good working knowledge of technology and wish to keep learning.
NorthStar Digital Library is helpful for adult learners looking to expand job opportunities and basic computer skills. An assessment test can help lead to a specific learning pathway. Essential computer skills for the job market are taught at a slower pace, and certificates or online badges are awarded when a class is completed.