Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Skill Building and Job Seeking Assistance

Workforce Development Resources


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

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
http://www.mitalent.org/

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

Michigan eLibrary Jobs Gateway
http://mel.org/jobs

Opportunity.gov - new Educational opportunities for the unemployed

http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html

Career Zone Write Your Resume – from New York a one-stop way to create a resume and export it in pdf, or MS Word. 
https://www.careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/index.jsf

Cover Letter Generator
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/cover_letter/

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/

LEARN - a free university e-learning and career re-branding courses for unemployed Michigan workers with a goal of preparing unemployed Michiganders to re-enter the workforce with a new career.
http://www.50plusprime.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/Content.Display/Page/careers.cfm

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/

Webcasts for Unemployed Workers: The webcasts are designed to inform residents about Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency programs and services, and in some cases serve as guides or tutorials.
http://www.michigan.gov/uia/0,1607,7-118-53900-219607--,00.html

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

Forclosure Resources: Links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure.
http://www.dhcl.michlibrary.org/news-events/dearborn-heights-foreclosure-help-resources.html

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