Orientation is over, but applications are still being accepted
Are you or someone you know unable to apply online, or are a new-to-computers user who needs help getting started? Apply over the phone! Call (970) 962-2720.
No computer skills? No problem!
Self-paced beginners learning modules can help you gain experience and confidence using computers, mobile devices, internet, email, and computer programs.
Not sure how to job search in 2020?
Comprehensive modules will show you how to effectively job search online, while supplementary live workshops from Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development will provide you with face-to-face support and assistance!
Not sure about online learning?
The Library is here for you! Library staff is standing by to help you get comfortable with Zoom to attend the orientations and check-ins, offer demonstrations, answer questions, and prepare you to start the self-paced learning modules.
What’s in it for me?
Many employers and schools are now requiring competency in basic computer skills, with emphasis on cloud-based software proficiency. Learning how to create documents, share and collaborate with others online, and organize digital files. This learning endeavor is completely free of charge and entirely self-paced. For those who wish to complete the entire training, the Library will provide a scholarship to fund your G Suite certification exam cost. Certification can be used for resumes and job applications to demonstrate to future employers that you’re the right fit for their company! A Google Cloud certification in G Suite signals to employers that you possess the digital skills to work collaboratively and productively in a professional environment. By earning the G Suite certification, you prove your ability to complete common workplace activities using cloud-based tools to create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and files. You demonstrate that you can communicate effectively with email and online meeting solutions.
Need a device to participate?
Devices provided through funding from Loveland Rotary Club may be available, and/or devices provided through Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development may be available for participants who financially qualify.
Learners watch videos that teach digital skills in the context of creating a project; hands-on “doing” is the best way to learn software and technology! Learners can watch videos at their own pace and complete their projects independently, or library staff can answer questions and give individualized support based on each learner’s needs. Mentorship and 1:1 help from a librarian is perhaps the best learning tool that will help you with this program! After filling out the registration application, you will be matched with a librarian who can best help you discover which learning modules are right for you, set a goal and timeline, and help you sign up for live workshops or classes. Apply now to get started!
Using primarily the learning resources from Applied Digital Skills, the Career Skills modules will help you with experiences such as managing a project, sending professional emails, working with others online in a group, and joining a video conference. Business learning modules include how to get your small business up and running line and making a business plan.
Use the DigitalLearn.org, Applied Digital Skills modules, and Jobs on Google Search courses to help you more easily find, track and apply for local jobs. Online job hunting can be intimidating; by taking the job seeking training courses, participants will be fully prepared to find their next job online.
The many Google apps are online, browser-based productivity softwares that function together to allow you to create documents, slides, spreadsheets, and more for free so long as you have a Google account. Learning how to use Google Docs, Drive, Sheets, Slides, and Hangouts will prepare you to take the G Suite Certification Exam, which will be provided by a Library scholarship. Having G Suite Certification will increase job prospects, allow you to have the most up-to-date digital skills available, and is a positive inclusion on your resume.
With modules from GCFLearnFree, Applied Digital Skills, and DigitalLearn, learn how to use a computer at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and beyond, these learning modules will help you learn the whys and hows of using technology and integrating it into your daily life. If you need a little more assistance getting started, librarians will be available to help you out; digital and computer skills are for everyone!
Live Workshops & Classes
Online learning doesn’t have to be a solo act! To help participants get the most out of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills program, Loveland Public Library has teamed up with technology school Digital Workshop Center and Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development to provide you with live opportunities to learn, ask questions, network with others, and more.
Virtual Orientation and Mentor Matching
- The virtual orientations occurred 9/9, 9/16, and 9/30.
- View a recording of the 9/9 livestream.
- View a recording of the 9/16 livestream.
Digital Workshop Center
- Getting Started with Google Hangouts (dates in Sept, Oct, Dec)
- Saving, Organizing, and Sharing Documents with Google Apps (dates in Sept, Oct, Dec)
- Creating Documents, Slides, and Spreadsheets with Google Apps (dates in Sept, Oct, Dec)
Larimer Economic and Workforce Development
Partners & Sponsors
Loveland Rotary Club
Rotary brings together a global network of 1.2 million Rotarians from more than 35,000 clubs in almost every country in the world, dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. The Loveland Rotary Club, celebrating its 100th year, has partnered in the past with individuals and other organizations to build the Hammond Amphitheater, the Riverwalk Trail, and the Business Center in the newly remodeled Public Library. Today, our club focuses on projects that feed, educate, and inspire young people in the Loveland area.
Grow with Google
About Grow with Google
Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) connects people to meaningful work and businesses to talent and resources, improving our community’s economic well being.
Digital Workshop Center
Established in 2006, the Digital Workshop Center is a career center for education, coworking, and professional development. A premier independent provider of higher education and vocational certificate programs, DWC has become a vital training option for nontraditional students and the professional workforce in Colorado and beyond.