Education & Training

Digital Literacy

Free!

Digital Literacy includes E-learning and assessments so patrons can skip concepts they have mastered and focus on the topics they need to round out their skills set. Digital Literacy starts at the most basic level such as how to use a mouse, includes standard courses such as computer basics and the Internet, advanced courses such as creating an e-mail account and creating a resume. Digital Literacy participants may pass a test to earn a Digital Literacy certificate. Digital Literacy is open to all and does not require entry to the full IT Academy site.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. No sign up required.

IT Academy

Free!

Microsoft IT Academy is a program that provides libraries and their patrons FREE access to Microsoft’s online courseware for technology training. Courses cover a variety of Microsoft products and skill levels - ranging from beginner users to advanced technical courses that qualify for Microsoft Certification testing.

Tip: A Whitman County Library card is required.

WA State Hard Times Resources

This website provides resources to help you explore available:

  • Training & education options, including online instruction in computer basics, typing, & Microsoft Office.
  • Education finances, including grants , scholarships, and other available funding.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. The free Microsoft Office tutorials are an easy way to improve your computer job skills.

WA State Hard Times Resources

This website provides resources to help you explore available:
  • Training & education options, including online instruction in computer basics, typing, & Microsoft Office.
  • Education finances, including grants , scholarships, and other available funding.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. The free Microsoft Office tutorials are an easy way to improve your computer job skills.

Benefits.gov

This website provides tools to help you identify government benefit services, including searches for available benefits based on:
  • Resource type.
  • Service category.
  • Location.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. To determine benefit eligibility, this site will ask you a series of confidential questions. Many of the questions are of a personal nature & you may feel uncomfortable supplying this information online. Feel free to explore the site in other ways, or call the agency providing the benefits directly. Most programs list contact names & numbers.

Washington Career Bridge

This website provides links to multiple:
  • Training & education programs.
  • Technical & vocations colleges.
  • Universities.
  • Career planning.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside Workforce Explorer. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Career One Stop

Home Page:
www.careeronestop.org
Explore Careers:
www.careerinfonet.org/tools/default.aspx
This website’s home page links to help:
  • Finding a job.
  • Changing careers.
  • Upgrading skills.
Its Explore Careers section provides detailed information on education & training.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside Workforce Explorer. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point. Search resources by state to narrow your results.

StarMapping Your Future

Careership:
http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/
For Students & Job Seekers:
http://mappingyourfuture.org/Money/
Lesser Known Career Search Engines:
http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careerresources.htm
This website’s Careership helps you explore careers, including tools for:
  • Interest inventories.
  • Skills assessments.
  • Training & school information.
  • Career guidance.
The home page contains important information for anyone going to school or looking for work, including tools for:
  • Money management.
  • Checkbook balancing.
  • Budgeting.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. For general information, consult the home page. Use topic-focused links to explore different sections of the site.

WA Career Bridge

Resources:
www.careerbridge.wa.gov/Page.aspx?nid=19&search=etp=1
Funding:
www.careerbridge.wa.gov/Page.aspx?nid=6
This website provides links to education & training resources, including search by:
  • Program.
  • Major.
  • Provider.
  • Location.
The Fund Your Training section provides helpful funding information.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside WA Career Bridge. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

CheckOutaCollege.Com

Home Page:
http://checkoutacollege.com

Prospective Students:

http://checkoutacollege.com/GetStarted/GetStartedMenu.aspx
Worker Retraining:
http://checkoutacollege.com/ExploreCareers/WorkerRetraining.aspx
This website focuses on community, vocational, & technical colleges. Use it to:
  • Search for community colleges & training programs
  • Find colleges based on specific school, location, or program.
  • Identify retraining programs for laid-off & re-entry workers.
  • Locate sources of financial aid.
  • Find out how to enroll. Click Campus Contact Information to connect to selected school admissions, financial aid, & advising contact information.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside CheckOutaCollege.com. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Washington Student Achievement Council

Established as a new cabinet-level state agency on July 1, 2012, the Washington Student Achievement Council provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

How to Become an Apprentice

This website answers questions about:
  • Apprenticeships, including how to become an apprentice.
  • Related training programs.
  • Workers’ compensation, worker safety, & L&I claims.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone.

Workforce Training & Education Board

This website’s Training Resources page provides a wide range of links to career planning resources & training providers. For information in Spanish, click Handy Career Bridge Info Cards.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside the Workforce Training & Education Board. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Federal Student Aid

This government-sponsored website provides links to educational funding resources, including:
  • Loans.
  • Grants.
  • Scholarships.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone, & is especially helpful for students, teachers, & parents. To determine eligibility, this site will ask you a series of confidential questions. Many of the questions are of a personal nature & you may feel uncomfortable supplying this information online. Feel free to explore the site in other ways. Or contact Customer Service as noted on the site for more information.