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150 Million New Technology-Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Libraries and communities need to act now to ensure those hit by job losses direct their energies into promising career paths and develop the skills they need to gain employment. Register now!

Over the last two decades, a persistent digital divide challenged many job seekers from gaining skills and COVID-19 added fuel to the fire, with the biggest brunt of job loss affecting people with disabilities, people of color, women, younger workers, and those with less formal education.

Using labor market data and skills insight from dozens of countries, presenters of this webinar will identify ten jobs that are well positioned to continue to grow in the future. Attendees will hear about time-limited resources to integrate into the library’s programming and communications, such as free learning paths and LinkedIn Learning classes, GitHub Learning Lab tools, and low-cost Microsoft Certifications. Participants will also learn how public libraries are ramping up workforce development and skilling initiatives to meet these new challenges well into the future, including examples from the Kenton County (KY) Public Library and what the Washington State Library has learned over five years of implementing its workforce development programming.

This webinar is made possible by Microsoft as part of PLA’s digital skilling initiatives.


Thursday, November 5, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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150 Million New Technology-Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them