Computer and Job Skill Classes
Microsoft and Google Apps Computer Courses – Registration Required
Free computer classes are offered in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (2016), and Gmail. Receive an opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certificate from Northstar Digital Literacy. Is your workplace moving over to Google-based products? Sign up for free classes in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Calendar. Course descriptions and schedules are listed below under Class Information. The free classes meet in the Blount County Public Library’s Learning Lab, a stand-alone building on Cusick Street, across from the library’s outdoor sign. If you desire to enroll in computer courses but do not have computer experience, you will need to practice using a mouse before you may enroll. Listed are a few practice websites available: www.mouseprogram.com and www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm.
Social Media for Business Classes – Registration Required
Nearly 7 out of every 10 Americans are on social media. You want your marketing to be where your customer base is, yet not every social media platform is a good fit for every business. Join us for this eight-part, stand-alone series on Using Social Media for Business. Discover which tools are the best fit for your business, gain strategies to engage new and existing customers, create highly optimized, high quality ads, capture leads, drive brand awareness, and monetize the social platform. *These are single-session, stand-alone classes. Course descriptions and schedules are listed below under Class Information. The free classes meet in the Blount County Public Library’s Learning Lab, a stand-alone building on Cusick Street, across from the library’s outdoor sign. Feel free to bring your own device or a laptop will be provided for you.
Spaces are limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library's Adult Services Desk (Reference) or call 865-982-0981, option 3, or 865-273-1428.
It's Your Career Soft Skills Training ClassesOnce a month on Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Registration is required. This class will be at the Blount County Public Library’s Learning Lab, a stand-alone building on Cusick Street, across from the library’s outdoor sign.
For Class Synopsis and Registration Informationwww.blountchamber.com/community/festivals-events/soft-skills/bcpl.populr.me/itsyourcareer
The ARCONIC Foundation Global Internship Program is made possible through a generous grant from the ARCONIC Foundation. It is provided by the Institute of International Education, Blount Partnership, Blount County Public Library and the Blount County Friends of the Library..
Paid Internship Program For Young Adults Interested in Manufacturing Careers:
Are you between the ages of 18 – 26 and would you like to get paid to intern at a local manufacturer? Join us January 28 through
March 13, 2019 to gain training and real-world, hands-on manufacturing experience with the possibility of getting hired permanently. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Contact Jackie Taylor-Tente with questions and to register, at 865-680-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information go to bcpl.populr.me/arconic-internship-program Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The program consists of three components:1) January 28 – February 15: 3 weeks of Workforce Readiness Training (60 hours)
- Training will run 1-5 p.m., Monday - Friday. During this time participants will receive training in skills needed to obtain and maintain a job in the manufacturing field. Participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of this component.
- The Internship will be at a local manufacturer where participants will be paid $10/hr. for 100 hours, get hands-on job experience, and potentially get certifications such as forklift operation.
- Participants then return for Follow-up, Career Fair and Graduation. Participants will receive a $60 stipend upon completion of this component.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1st Saturday of Each Month)
- Ages 16 and up come play with all the cool tech in the Learning Lab! This month’s focus will be on microcontrollers using Sparkfun’s Inventor’s Kit an easy introduction to Arduinos. Other lab equipment includes 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, a heat press, and other small electronics. Learn more about materials costs, equipment certification, and lab policies by emailing email@example.com This will be in the Learning Lab, a stand-alone building on Cusick Street, across from the library’s outdoor sign.
Need help with technology and don’t know where to start? Have a tough research question? Need a new resume? Having trouble with R.E.A.D.S.? Go to https://goo.gl/forms/35a9eT5qArPctgmU2 to complete a registration form to schedule assistance from a professional library staff member, and get help setting up your own personal learning plan using library resources.