The Missouri Job Centers can help you sort the myriad of online training options and recommend the legitimate sources that can actually help meet your goals. Online offerings range from basic computer skills, basic literacy, financial wellness, and others. Check out these resources:
- Keytrain: The premiere resource for beefing up basic workplace literacy skills specific to the National Career Readiness Certificate. Keytrain is done online, but registration for the required log in is handled through the American Job Centers at Monett and Joplin.
- ALISON: Courses in computers, I.T. literacy, languages, health and safety, liberal arts, and sciences. All courses are available free of charge and are interactive. Courses have audio, video, Adobe Flash, online quizzes, assessments, and SCORM-compliant content. Hint: the online touch typing course is much like taking a typing course at a school.
- Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free: Online learning for Microsoft products, basic math skills, and resume-writing. Online instructors are available.
- Learn to Type: Online training and testing for typing and ten-key
- Sense-Lang: Free, unique, and user-friendly learning method provide to help each and every person learn, practice, and improve typing speed and accuracy
More options for basic Microsoft Skills
- Microsoft Office official website: Interactive MS Office tutorials with audio and visuals
- Baycon Group: Online tutorials on computer-related subjects, including MS Office
Basic Math Skills:
- Math.com: Basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry tutorials. Examples and practice activities also available
- Webmath.com: Online lessons including bath math through trigonometry.
G.E.D./Adult Basic Education:
- GED and GED Preparation: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides information about taking the GED in Missouri.
- GED Practice: Familiarizes you with the types of items seen on the actual GED test. Helps you develop a feel for the kind of reading, thinking, and problem-solving skills needed to pass the GED test by answering GED questions and getting feedback.
Basic Grammar and Reading Skills:
- PBS Literacy Link: This new multi-media instructional package teaches basic skills in reading, writing, communication, and math in a workplace context. Skills include strategies and attitudes necessary to find, keep, and thrive in a job.
- National Institute for Literacy: Directory of literacy programs available nationwide.
- Money-Smart: National financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream to develop skills and positive banking relationships.
- My Money: Website dedicated to teaching all Americans about the basics of financial education
Other noteworthy resources:
- Study Skills: The process of studying and special topics prioritized by importance and interest, this resource helps customers prepare to make the most of their classroom education.