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ORANGE COUNTY E-LIBRARY

OC Public E-Libraries offers a wide range of electronic and digitized resources to their patrons, Such as:

 

  • Books & Literature

  • BOOKFLIX

  • Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks from preschool through 3rd grade.

  • Publisher information for books, compact disc, audio-book, DVD items currently in publication.

Literature Resource Center

  • Expert reading recommendations including reviews, articles, lists and more.

  • Expert reading recommendations for younger readers that match readers to their levels and interests.

  • online catalog of all their holdings.

  • Patrons can place holds, manage their library account (renew, modify holds, pay) and create a My List.  Patrons can also use Powerful tools and guidance to achieve career goals. Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.

  • Also Veteran’s Benefits, Continuing Education, Job Searching, Healthcare, Housing Resources and Suggested Reading Material are available for use.

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HARVARD ONLINE CLASSES

Harvard University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States

 

Harvard offers a variety of online open learning opportunities, including courses and modules. A full list of online courses and other forms of digital learning from across Harvard is available.

 

Harvard University courses found below can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee or free.

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TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

 

You can work on networking in a small and supportive environment.You may practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting, build self-confidence and self-awareness. Discover tips for job interviews, how to stay socially connected, impressing your audience, using effective gestures, and more.

 

Everything in Toastmasters revolves around the club. Most clubs have around 20 members and meet once a week for an hour.Each club features a unique culture, so there's no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free.

 

After you find a club that you like, joining is easy. When you join, you will be assigned a mentor, who will be there to answer any questions you have and help guide you on your journey to personal and professional growth.

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My Reemployment Plan

FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN TODAY'S JOB MARKET

Recognizing that how people find work in today’s labor market is very different from how it was done in past decades, many states are re-thinking their unemployment insurance (UI) work search polices to expand the scope of actions that meet their requirements. To assist with this effort, a group of state workforce system leaders, in collaboration with representatives from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and national and regional Employment and Training Administration (ETA) staff, came together to develop the Pathway to Reemployment Framework. This framework consists of a set of resources (“toolkit”) that provides state policymakers and other stakeholders with a “re-envisioned” approach to work search for unemployment insurance claimants, and a set of strategies and behavioral insights related to UI work search requirements that states may elect to adopt. The My Reemployment Plan (MRP) is part of this resource toolkit. States who elect to adopt it may customize the content according to their workforce system policies, state unemployment insurance laws, and regulations.

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CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Earn you high school diploma and become career-ready!

Interested in earning a high school diploma?  You could do it in as little as six months!

To be considered for the program, applicants must:

  • Be an adult aged 19 or over

  • Be a resident of Orange County

  • Have an OC Public Libraries account in good standing
     

For more information, please contact Daniella Aquino: 714-566-3070

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If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at info@oconestop.com

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service (800) 735-2922 or 711.  If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact 714-480-6500 at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow reasonable arrangements to be made to ensure program accessibility.