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Workforce Development Resources

Basic Computer Skills
Job Seekers
Financial Literacy
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
General Assistance and Social Services

Basic Computer Skills

Goodwill Community Foundation – innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math skills necessary for success. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/

Microsoft Digital Literacy – e-learning course for absolute beginners starting with the first course they need to begin to use a computer. http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/eng/BasicCurriculum.mspx#computerbasicscourse

Common Craft Tutorials – learn the basics about a wide variety of computer and technology basics. http://www.commoncraft.com/videos#technology

Computer and Internet Basics Tutorials – links to variety of online resources to help newbies and others learn computer software basics.  From the Flint Public Library. http://www.fpl.info/computers/tutorials.shtml

NorthStar Basic Computer Skills Certificate – self-guided modules for basic digital literacy in six areas. http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php

DigitalLearn.org – tools to help you learn the basics such as introduction to meal, using a PC or doing a basic internet search. http://digitallearn.org/learn

Mouse Aerobics – online tutorial to help newbies learn how to use a mouse from the Monroe County Library System. http://monroe.lib.mi.us/computer_classes/mouse_exercise/mouse_exercise.htm

Computer Tutorials – a web guide with links to listings of computer tutorials including Microsoft applications, Internet searching, email, typing and using a mouse. Compiled by Newark Public Library. http://nplwebguides.pbworks.com/w/page/5673363/Computer%20Tutorials

Visual Tutorials – assistance learning Microsoft programs and other computer technology using pictures. http://inpics.net/

Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Bank – search for job openings or post your resume https://www.mitalent.org/job-seeker/

Michigan Works Agency Locator Map - http://michiganworks.org/agencies/map/

Job & Career Accelerator – explore job profiles, create resumes and cover letters, assess interests and find jobs. (Click on the link on the left to access the program.) http://mel.org/index.php

Opportunity.gov - new Educational opportunities for the unemployed


Cover Letter Generator - http://www.resumizer.com/free_cover_letter_creator.htm

My Skills, My Future from the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

O*Net Resource Center - Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. http://www.onetcenter.org/

USA Jobs – Official Jobsite of the U.S. Government http://www.usajobs.gov/

Financial Literacy

MyMoney.gov - U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. http://www.mymoney.gov/

Greenpath – debt counseling and consolidation information http://www.greenpath.com/home.htm

Money Smart a Financial Education Program – an easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business Administration – The United State Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed in small business.  http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training

Small Business Administration Michigan District Office - http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3121

Michigan Business One Stop - information on starting and maintaining a business in Michigan.  http://www.michigan.gov/business

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs – help from the Harvard Business School http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/3348.html

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center – get counseling, find training and other assistance with beginning a business. http://misbtdc.org/

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Web Portal from Michigan Economic Development Corporation – find small business start up resources. http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Entrepreneurs-and-Innovators/

General Assistance and Social Services

Michigan Helping Hand - site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.  http://michigan.gov/helpinghand

United Way 211 - free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. http://www.211.org/

Michigan Department of Human Services – food assistance information http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5453_5527---,00.html

Michigan Department of Community Health - How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care for Me & My Family? http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115---,00.html

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – veteran’s assistance programs http://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,1607,7-126-2362---,00.html

Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits - http://www.michigan.gov/uia/

Michigan Attorney General Brochure on Avoiding Foreclosure - http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ag/Avoiding_Foreclosure_Brochure_215948_7.pdf

Foreclosure Resources – links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure. http://www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us/lib_irforeclosure.cfm

Michigan State Housing Development Authority - http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141--235359--,00.html

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