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I'm worried that I will get a job and find out I don't have some of the basic skills?

Or I don't have the computer skills needed to do the job. Is there a way I can find out if I need a skill I don't have? Is there any way I can improve my computer skills?

You can a assess your own basic work skills at the following website: http://www.jobsetc.gc.ca/toolbox/checklists/employability.jsp?lang=e

Computer skills are essential to many if not most jobs these days. This is true even in non-office jobs such as construction and assembly line work. It is important to know how to operate a computer and how to use a number of computer programs including a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and spread sheet (such as Microsoft Excel). Through a program called WOW you can now learn these skills on line for FREE and even get a certificate which will help you compete for many jobs. To find out more go to http://www.wa.gov/esd/e-learning/default.htm

The Goodwill Foundation sponsors on-line training programs where you can learn about computers, commonly used computer programs and how to use the internet and social media. In addition, the site contains some lessons on basic reading and writing skills and activities of daily life. It also contains a lot of lessons on computers and common computer programs. The website is located at: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics.

 

 

 

Send mail to Michael White with questions or comments about this web site.
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