Employment and Digital Skills Resources to Help You Find Your Next Job

Getting a job is hard. Knowing where to look for them can be even harder. We have compiled a list of employment and career coaching resources for you to find a position that fits your needs. Certain digital skills and tools can help you with your job search and your future work; we’ve also included a list of skills training resources for you to brush up on things like using the Internet and email and learning tools like Microsoft Office. Click on the links below to get started. 

Employment and Career Coaching Resources 

Use this site to search for active apprenticeships in the area. Find anything from pharmacy technician and medical assistant apprenticeships to aircraft mechanic and carpenter apprenticeships.  

The non-profit Career Path Services has been providing employment and training services for youth and adults since 1971. Contact them via email or phone call to learn more about how they can help you. 

Cares of WA has been providing services for people with low incomes and disabilities to find and sustain employment and develop life skills for over 40 years. They are available via phone, email, or website inquiry. 

Catholic Charities of Central Washington provides employment support for homeless or recently-housed clients who want to return to education, employment, or volunteer work. You must be at least 16 years of age, located in Chelan and Douglas counties, and be Medicaid eligible  

The Washington Department of Veteran Affairs offers employment resources for veterans. 

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides individualized vocational rehabilitation counseling, employment services, and supports to people with disabilities who want to work but face substantial barriers in finding meaningful and sustained employment. The website provides instructions on how to get assistance through DVR, including where to find your local DVR office. 

SkillSource helps people get established in the workforce, retrain for a new career, or gain skills for a promotion. SkillSource serves the North Central Workforce Development Area, which comprises Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties. 

WorkSource provides job search assistance, career planning & training, computer & technology access, and unemployment insurance application basic support. Residents of King County can visit one of five WorkSource locations locally or sign up for services online. 

Skills Training Resources   

  • GCFGlobal
    With over 2,300+ lessons on over 200+ topics, you can learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life. The free online courses are self-paced. Aside from learning more about math and reading, you can gain skills in digital literacy including areas like the Internet, email, Google, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more. 

This free five-week virtual skills training program in Central WA includes career coaching and job placement support. The program focuses on unemployed and underemployed job seekers with basic computer skills who can commit 15-20 hours a week to the program.  

Microsoft offers free online digital literacy courses and resources. You can learn how to gain digital literacy by using devices, software, and the Internet. 

Northstar offers online digital literacy skills in basic computer skills, email, Microsoft Word, and career search skills. You can also access classes and learning resources at a variety of Northstar locations in the region.  

Senior Planet offers online classes geared toward people age 60 or older. Areas of learning include finance, wellness, fitness, computers, and technology. 

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