Unemployed and interested in free technology training? Pierce County Library System is launching its newest employment resource, Job TRACK, at South Hill Pierce County Library, May 21-June 25. Job TRACK will boost tech skills and get participants to the next level of employment. Participants learn at home five to seven hours per week using a borrowed laptop computer from the library as a textbook. They will also receive professional assistance from library staff and WorkForce experts at a required weekly Roundhouse.
Participants choose between two learning paths. First TRACK is offered Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., May 21-June 25, at South Hill Library, 5420 Meridian E. With First TRACK, gain skills in Word and Excel, create a new resume and cover letter, and meet with WorkSource experts on the next steps toward employment. Forward TRACK is offered on Thursdays right after First TRACK from 4-5:30 p.m. also May 21-June 25. Forward TRACK helps participants gain skills in basic web development using Treehouse and lynda.com to create a customizable WordPress website.
The training is made possible by a $209,000 grant funded by WorkForce Central with the goal of increasing digital literacy training and job seeker services in the libraries.
Courses are offered from now through November at a variety of Pierce County Library locations:
- May 21-June 25 | Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m. | South Hill Library
- July 8-Aug. 12 | Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. | Orting Library
- Aug. 27-Oct. 1 | Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. | Sumner Hill Library
- Oct. 12-Nov. 16 | Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m. | Summit Library
- May 21-June 25 | Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. | South Hill Library
- July 7-Aug. 11 | Tuesdays, 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. | Graham Library
- Aug. 27-Oct. 1 | Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. | Key Center Library
- Oct. 12-Nov. 16 | Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m. | Parkland/Spanaway Library