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Working Learner Web Tools

Minnesotans have several websites and programs to help them with different parts of career planning or job training.

The partners who produce the web tools listed below represent some of the public and community organizations helping Minnesota job seekers.

Here is a list of partner website and the people the types of working learners (audiences) they serve best.

Working Learner Web Tools

Resource Description

  • 500 detailed career descriptions
  • Skills and interest assessments
  • Audience: Dislocated Workers, Career Changers, Students

  • Free online job coach, in English and Spanish
  • Expert resume assistance, live interview coaching
  • Access service with public library card, anywhere Internet is available
  • Audience: Job seekers in Twin Cities Metro Area; People Seeking Career Advancement
MIRC Digital Literacy Training

  • Teaches technology skills for daily living, employment, and transition to higher education
  • Modules include Basic Computer, Internet, E-mail, Windows and Word Processing Skills
  • Follows job seeker “Olivia” through self-guided, learner-centric modules
  • Audience: Low-Literacy Adults, English-Language Learners, Residents of greater MN


Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

  • Free, online, open access assessments
  • 6 assessments: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS, and Microsoft Word
  • Optional database and management tools available to organization for a minimal fee
  • Audience: Dislocated Workers, ABE Students, Anyone with Digital Literacy Skill Development Needs
Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction
  • One-of-a-kind compressive career information website for people with a criminal conviction
  • "Closed" website accessible in MN Dept. of Corrections facilities follows six-step process
  • Lists barred occupations, work restriction for people with felony convictions
  • Audience: People with a Criminal Conviction, Transitioning Incarcerated Job Seeker

Minnesota's Working Learner projects are partially funded in part by the State, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and private foundations.