Education

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!

Career Planning

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

A great asset for online training and professional development that provides easy access to training courses and how to videos for businesses, organizations and individuals. Atomic Training provides tech workshops and trainings for an array of software programs including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Blackboard Learn, Anime Studio, Computer basics and more. Study at your own pace and learn countless different programs that will give you an edge in your field.

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Hoonuit provides on-demand software training to help businesses, organizations and individuals gain greater confidence and success in using the technology that is a part of their professional and personal lives. The tutorials, which range from beginner to advanced skills, allow users to learn at their own pace. Hoonuit can help improve your career skills, become more proficient in basic software applications, and save you time by providing concise, easy-to-learn material addressing exactly what skills you need to learn.

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Whether you are in business, higher ed., the government sector, or just wanting to learn additional skills, Lynda has the solutions you need.  Here, you will find courses and trainings to enhance both professional pursuits and personal interests in areas such as business management, marketing, coding, web design, creating ebooks, designing logos, photography and more. Also offered are cost-effective training memberships for organizations or large groups

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Applied Digital Skills

Learn practical digital skills using Google's free project-based video curriculum.  

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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.

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