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Basic Computer Skills
Job Seekers
Financial Literacy
Small Business and
Entrepreneurship

General Assistance, Social Services, and Healthcare Resources

Basic Computer Skills

Goodwill Community Foundation – innovative online learning
opportunities for anyone who wants to improve technology, literacy and math
skills necessary for success. Click here

Microsoft Digital Literacy – e-learning course for absolute
beginners starting with the first course they need to begin to use a computer. Click here

Common Craft Tutorials – learn the basics about a wide
variety of computer and technology basics. Click here

Mouse Aerobics – online tutorial to help newbies learn how
to use a mouse from the Monroe County Library System. Click here

Computer Tutorials – a web guide with links to listings of
computer tutorials including Microsoft applications, Internet searching, email,
typing and using a mouse. Compiled by Newark Public Library. Click here

Visual Tutorials – assistance learning Microsoft programs
and other computer technology using pictures. Click here

 

Job Seekers

Michigan Talent Connect – search for jobs, post your resume, and post job openings
http://www.mitalent.org/

Michigan Works Agency Locator Map – http://michiganworks.org/agencies/map/

Job & Career Accelerator – explore job profiles, create
resumes and cover letters, assess interests and find jobs. (Click on the link
on the left to access the program.) http://mel.org/index.php

Michigan eLibrary Business and Jobs Gateway – http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT–BrowseResourcesBusiness&ParentId=832

Michigan eLibrary statewide job search resources – http://www.mel.org/index.php?P=SPT–BrowseResources&ParentId=425

Opportunity.gov – new educational opportunities for the
unemployed
http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/opportunity/index.html

How to Write a Resume that Gets Interviews – an easy-to-read guide with tips and examples
http://blog.opencolleges.edu.au/career-guides/how-to-write-resumes/

Career Zone Write Your Resume – from New York a one-stop way
to create a resume and export it in pdf, or MS Word. http://www.nycareerzone.org/cz/resources/jobseeker/resume.jsp

Cover Letter Generator – http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/cover_letter/

My Skills, My Future from the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

O*Net Resource Center – Occupational Information Network is
a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. http://www.onetcenter.org/

USA Jobs – Official Jobsite of the U.S. Government http://usajobs.opm.gov/

LEARN – a free university
e-learning and career re-branding courses for unemployed Michigan workers with
a goal of preparing unemployed Michiganders to re-enter the workforce with a
new career. http://www.50plusprime.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/learn.home.cfm

Medical Assistant Careers – Learn about the job that is in high demand across the country
and find out how to pursue a career as a medical assistant http://www.bestmedicalassistantprograms.org/medical-assistant-careers/

Online RN to BSN Programs – A comprehensive nursing site that provides information on
scholarships, career options, jobs, journals, and a myriad of various degree pathways for nursing!
Nursing Education – http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/
Nursing Career Guide – http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/NursingCareers.html
High School Internships – http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/collegebound/NursingInternshipPrograms.html

 

Financial Literacy

Michigan eLibrary Personal Assistance Resources – http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT–BrowseResources&ParentId=875

MyMoney.gov – U.S. government’s website dedicated to
teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. http://www.mymoney.gov/

Greenpath – debt counseling and consolidation information http://www.greenpath.com/home.htm

Money Smart a Financial Education Program – an easy to use
learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through
a computer. http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html

 

Small Business and
Entrepreneurship

Small Business Administration – The United State Small
Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, grow
and succeed in small business.  http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training

Small Business Administration Michigan District Office – http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3121

Michigan Business One Stop – information on starting and
maintaining a business in Michigan.  http://www.michigan.gov/business

Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs – help from the
Harvard Business School http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/3348.html

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center –
get counseling, find training and other assistance with beginning a business. http://misbtdc.org/

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Web Portal from Michigan
Economic Development Corporation – find small business start up resources. http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Entrepreneurs-and-Innovators/

 

General Assistance and Social Services

Michigan Helping Hand – site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.
http://michigan.gov/helpinghand

United Way 211 – free and confidential information and referral help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
http://www.211.org/

Michigan Department of Human Services – food assistance information
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5453_5527—,00.html

Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs –veteran’s assistance programs
http://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,1607,7-126-2362—,00.html

Michigan Unemployment Services and Benefits
http://www.michigan.gov/uia/

Webcasts for Unemployed Workers
The webcasts are designed to inform residents about Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency programs and services, and in some cases serve as guides or tutorials.
http://www.michigan.gov/uia/0,1607,7-118-53900-219607–,00.html

Michigan Attorney General Brochure on Avoiding Foreclosure
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ag/Avoiding_Foreclosure_Brochure_215948_7.pdf

Foreclosure Resources – links from the Dearborn Heights Public Library on avoiding foreclosure.
http://www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us/lib_irforeclosure.cfm

Michigan State Housing Development Authority
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141–235359–,00.html

Michigan eLibrary: Michigan Personal Finance Resources – links to assistance sites for foreclosure, credit and more.
http://mel.org/index.php?P=SPT–BrowseResources&ParentId=923

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Healthcare Resources

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
HealthCare.gov website: https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-health-insurance-marketplace/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dN7YFfLJ4SY

Publications and Articles about the Health Insurance Marketplace
http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/publications-and-articles.html

Informational Videos about the Health Insurance Marketplace
http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/multimedia/multimedia.html

Michigan Department of Community Health – How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care for Me & My Family?
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_52115—,00.html

Independent Student’s Guide to Healthcare – First-time insurance shopper? Learn how to transition to your own healthcare and get tips on finding the right doctor for you
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/student-healthcare-guide/