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Working Learner Web Tools

Minnesotans have several websites and programs to help them with different parts of career planning or job training.

The partners who produce the web tools listed below represent some of the public and community organizations helping Minnesota job seekers. The iSeek Solutions board and development partners reflect a broader list of the education and workforce agencies serving Minnesotans.

Here is a list of partner website and the people the types of working learners (audiences) they serve best.

Working Learner Web Tools

Resource Description
GPS LifePlan
GPS LifePlan
(workforce version)
www.gpslifeplan.org/workforce

GPS Job Seeker's Planner
(Job Seeker's Planner)
gpslifeplan.org/workforce/jobseekerplanner

GPS LifePlan
(military version)
www.gpslifeplan.org/mnscumilitary

GPS LifePlan WorkForce
  • Written at 9th grade level - similar structure to college version (used in MnSCU schools)
  • Emphasis on helping users connect to resources and social services
  • Includes support tutorials and examples of eFolio (an free electronic portfolio tool)
  • Audience: Working Adults, Job Seekers, Career Changers
Job Seeker Planner
  • Individualized action steps for job search, re-careering, and identifying training/education
  • Easy access, short online questionnaire to create job search plan
  • Provides links to the best tools and resources on the WorkForce GPS LifePlan
  • Audience: Adult Learners, Dislocated Workers, Career Changers, Working Adults
GPS LifePlan Military
  • Similar to college version (used in MnSCU schools) - Helps users connect to resources and support
  • Includes support tutorials and examples of eFolio (an free electronic portfolio tool)
  • Connection to Online Chat and Phone Assistance (MyMilitaryEducation.org)
  • Audience: Veterans, Service Members, Military Families
ISEEK
ISEEK
www.iseek.org
  • 500 detailed career descriptions
  • Skills and interest assessments
  • Compare all MN postsecondary programs
  • Audience: Dislocated Workers, Career Changers
JobNow!
JobNow!
www.melsa.org/melsa/index.cfm/programs/jobnow/
  • Free online job coach, in English and Spanish
  • Expert resume assistance, live interview coaching
  • Access service with public library card, anywhere Internet is available
  • Audience: Job seekers in Twin Cities Metro Area; People Seeking Career Advancement
Job Seekers Guide
(Gateway to Careers)
Job Seekers Guide
mn.jobseekersguide.org/
  • Unlock your career potential
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Step-by-step career planning process
  • Audience: Entry Level Job Seekers, Career Changers
Learner Web
Learner Web
mndemo.learnerweb.org
  • Digital Literacy Learning Plans introduce skills for digital world
  • Broadband Consumer Education Learning Plans introduce high-speed Internet
  • Orientation to Career Pathways Learning Plans introduce career planning
  • Audience: Dislocated Workers, Adult Basic Education Students
MIRC Digital Literacy Training
MIRC Digital Literacy Training
http://mydigitalliteracy.us/
  • Teaches technology skills for daily living, employment, and transition to higher education
  • Modules include Basic Computer, Internet, E-mail, Windows and Word Processing Skills
  • Follows job seeker “Olivia” through self-guided, learner-centric modules
  • Audience: Low-Literacy Adults, English-Language Learners, Residents of greater MN
MN Career Pathways
MN Career Pathwayst
www.mncareerpathways.org
  • Helps adult learners research educational options and get tips for entering college for the first time
  • Helps working learners know options to finish a degree, get credit for prior learning, or transfer credits
  • Helps working adults explore training requirements for careers and learn how to refresh their skills
  • Audience: Adult Students, Dislocated Workers, Anyone wanting to complete or earn another college degree
MN Programs of Study
MN Programs of Study
www.mnprogramsofstudy.org

 

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what high school classes offer early college credit to save time and money
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose
MyMnCareers
MyMnCareers
www.MyMnCareers.org
  • Introduction to career planning concepts and why to set career goals
  • Content offered in three literacy levels
  • Career path information for Adult Basic Education students
  • Audience: Adult Basic Education Students, English Language Learners
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
http://digitalliteracyassessment.org/
  • Free, online, open access assessments
  • 6 assessments: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS, and Microsoft Word
  • Optional database and management tools available to organization for a minimal fee
  • Audience: Dislocated Workers, ABE Students, Anyone with Digital Literacy Skill Development Needs
STEP AHEAD

STEP AHEAD
www.iseek.org/exoffenders/

  • One-of-a-kind compressive career information website for ex-offenders
  • "Closed" website accessible in MN Dept. of Corrections facilities follows six-step process
  • Lists barred occupations, work restriction for people with felony convictions
  • Audience: Ex-Offenders, Transitioning Incarcerated Job Seeker

Minnesota's Working Learner projects are partially funded in part by the State, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and private foundations.