Yolo County Library

Adults

Computer Skills

Northstar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills – Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life – Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

Reading and Writing

Yolo Reads

Free tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling, and grammar skills. Share your love of reading by becoming a volunteer tutor.

Dictionary.com

Current events with adjustable reading level from www.newsela.com

Become a Better Reader from Learning Express Library. You will need a Yolo County Library card (get one here).

Education and Career

Coursera
A learning platform that offers access to world-class, job-relevant content and credentials from 200+ business, government, and university partners, including Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Google. Available through October 2022.

Local Community Colleges
California community colleges can help you achieve your goals. In California, everyone can benefit from a community college education.

Learning Express Library You will need a Yolo County Library card (get one here).

JobEducationCollege, and Computer skills. You will need a Yolo County Library card (get one here).

LinkedIn Learning
Over 16,000 expert-level video tutorials on everything including C++ Coding training, Excel Essentials, Graphic Design, Photography. If you want to learn or master a skill, LinkedIn Learning compiles high-quality how-to series, put together by some of the most successful industry experts.

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/ GCF Global offers multiple subject learning (videos and online classes) for computer skills, job-related skills, and more. Available in English & Spanish.

Khan Academy is a popular site for multiple subject learning, often used by schools to supplement in-class learning.

Career Preparation
Prepare for Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, Military, Emergency Medical, Firefighting, Electrician, Plumbing, Culinary Arts, and other careers. You will need a Yolo County Library card (get one here).

Virtual Career Workshops Explore career pathways, create resumes, develop interviewing skills. Learn about communication, budgeting and time management. Find out more at www.Yoloworks.org, by phone: 530-490-3780 or by email: yoloworksworkshop@yolocounty.org

JobNow/VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job-seekers and veterans reach their goals. Create an account and connect with tutors, job coaches, and veteran navigators. Quick Start instructions (PDF) About PDF

GED, High School Diploma, Community College

Get a High School Diploma and a career certificate for free on your own time

Prepare for the GED Test. You will need a Yolo County Library card (get a card here).

Local Community Colleges
California community colleges can help you achieve your goals. In California, everyone can benefit from a community college education.

English as a Second Language resources

ESL for speaking and listening www.esl-lab.com

GED en Espanol You will need a Yolo County Library card (get a card here).

Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

New Americans and Citizenship Resources

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Become a US Citizen from Learning Express. You will need a Yolo County Library card (get a card here).

USA Learns Citizenship test learning resources