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Online workshops, in-person sessions offered to job seekers

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD — Online workshops and one-on-one sessions aimed at helping job seekers and entrepreneurs will be offered by Montgomery County Public Libraries throughout July. All workshops are free and offered virtually.

  • Throughout the month of July – Every Monday: from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. IRE sessions (Helping Individuals Reach Employment). Virtual*. Meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance in your job search. Registration: For Monday, July 18: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6540238. For Monday, July 25: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6540239.
  • Tuesday 19 July, 10-11.30 am Introduction to entrepreneurship. Virtual*. Maryland Women’s Business Center. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of starting a business and help you determine if you are ready to become a small business owner. Presented in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Business Center. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6815992.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government. Virtual*. Learn more about applying for jobs with the Montgomery County government. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6789855.

In collaboration with Montgomery College, MCPL is launching a new MC @ the library series this month:

  • Thursday, July 21, 6-7 p.m. Paying for Education and Training. In person. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring. How do you pay for education? Who can apply for financial assistance? What forms are required for Federal, Maryland State, and/or University and Private sources of financial aid? Get answers and learn about funding options for credit and non-credit courses in this workshop. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6790583.
  • Thursday, July 28, 6 to 7 p.m. Career Exploration with Montgomery College. In person. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Whether you’re a potential career mover, looking for information on career options, or bridging the gap between careers and college curricula, this workshop has you covered. Discover Montgomery College resources to help you develop and implement well-designed career plans. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6820660.

In collaboration with Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, MCPL offers a new series: “The Purple Line Corridor to SuccessFour sessions in July will showcase tools available at the library to help patrons acquire or refine basic digital literacy skills:

  • Wednesday, July 6, 12-1:15 p.m. Northstar Digital. Virtual*. An online tool that allows learners to earn degrees in one or more basic digital skills areas. Northstar Digital is now available for free at the library. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6681029.
  • Wednesday July 13. 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Udemy & Gale classes. Virtual*. Free online learning platforms offered by MCPL. Learn how to access it and take advantage of top-rated courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, project management, sales, accounting, technology, personal development and more. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6680571.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 6 to 7:15 p.m. GCF Learn Free. Virtual*. Provides tutorials in English and Spanish on beginner and intermediate technology topics, including using electronic devices like iPads, Androids and more. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6805182.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 6-7:15 p.m. Digital Learn. Virtual*. An online resource that helps learners tackle technology at their own pace, build digital literacy skills, and gain the confidence to succeed on the job. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6805205.

* Internet connection and device (such as smartphone, tablet or computer) are required to participate.