Business Resource Center
Looking for a job? Need to learn a new skill? The Ascension Parish Library is a great place to start, with resources for discovering a new career path, developing job skills, creating a resume, and finding job opportunities.
A library card login is required to use most of the eResources listed below. You can sign up for an eCard online to access the following resources and more!
Explore and research career options or find employment using Career Cruising. This site allows you take an assessment to match your skills and interests to careers as well as provides thorough information your career matches. You can research Colleges and Universities from across the country, check out undergraduate and graduate programs, and research scholarships to help get you into those programs! Need help finding a job instead? No problem, create a resume and apply for employment with companies from across the country.
Workforce Training and Continuing Education
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com online training library is a massive online training resource where patrons are able to learn — self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.
Need to learn a new language to better communicate with a potential client and close that deal? With more than 70 world languages and dialects available, Mango is the next best way of picking up a new language outside of a classroom. Study the language or languages of your choosing at your own pace. Aside from learning a new language using proven methodology, Mango also allows you to learn cultural insights and nuances from native speakers.
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.
Google Primer is a free mobile app that offers quick, easy to understand lessons on a variety of business and digital marketing topics to help business owners reach their goals. Individuals can also grow their skills by downloading the app and choose lessons relevant to their careers.
Learn practical digital skills using Google's free project-based video curriculum.
Digitallearn.org is an online learning platform provided by the Public Library Association (PLA). Choose from a variety of video-based lessons and practice skills ranging from avoiding online scams to applying for jobs online. Nearly all modules are available in Spanish, as well as English. The portal also links to tools and resources (e.g., slide templates, activity sheets, and other planning documents) for trainers.