Skilling Up in a Remote World
As we continue to adjust to social distancing and remote communications, it's more important than ever to know where to go – virtually – to sharpen your skills to keep up in this challenging job market. Below are resources* to keep you skilled up and ready to learn and earn during these changing times.
*Some resources have advertisements and may be temporarily free.
Digital Communication Tools
- See if You Qualify for a Free Cell Phone from Lifeline by Assurance Wireless.
- There are several options to make free texts and calls from your smartphone. Some of the free apps listed may only be available for Android or Apple.
Free Learning Opportunities
- GED Testing Service preparation and testing
- Computer Classes Events at Enoch Pratt Free Library
- Khan Academy practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized, self-paced learning for all ages
Free Job Readiness
- Mayor's Office of Employment Development Job Readiness Tools--job search resources and registration for training options for employment and career development
- Center for Urban Families
- Enoch Pratt Free Library
- Grow with Google--free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business
- St. Edward's Workforce Development Center provides daily updates to resources on unemployment insurance, financial planning for stimulus checks, and job listings.
- Brand Career Management's Job Search in the Time of Coronavirus: Top Ten Tips to help with a work-life balance under the current coronavirus pandemic
- Youtube Channel Technology for Teachers and Students
- Free Online Courses
- Microsoft's Digital Literacy--access to free resources and courses
- Occupational Training
- Maryland Department of Labor WIOA Occupational Training by Type--see individual programs for online options and check for eligibility for free training
- Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course--quickly learn required skills for the in-demand position
- Mayor's Office of Employment Development Job Seeker Assistance Request--get started on building a career and finding a job. Fill out the Assistance Request Form to have an employment professional contact you within two business days to schedule an appointment.