Fast-track career success with this customizable training program and learn valuable transferable skills that will help you gain confidence in any career. You can enroll anytime for three or more months of virtual training at no cost to you.

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Mondays @ 10am
The first step for all PPL programs is to attend an info session. Join the virtual info session via Zoom on your phone or computer every Monday from 10am - 11am.

Please contact us if you are unable to attend an information session.
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PPL: Computer Basics 1-5

Improve your digital literacy with computer workshops on keyboarding, internet, e-mail, and online learning.

Computer Basics 1
Computer Basics 2
Computer Basics 3
Computer Basics 4
Computer Basics 5

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PPL: Word 1-3

Improve your proficiency in Microsoft Word with three levels of workshops, from beginner to advanced. 

Word 1
Word 2
Word 3

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PPL: Excel 1-3

Improve your proficiency in Microsoft Excel with three levels of workshops, from beginner to advanced. 

Excel 1
Excel 2
Excel 3

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PPL: PowerPoint 1 & 2

Learn to create professional presentations for employment or education opportunities.


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PPL: Google Drive

Learn how to easily create, share, and edit documents online.

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Computer Basics

Online classes for Microsoft Office, email, internet basics, and more at GCF Learn.

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Mouse Exercises

Practice your mouse skills with Mousercise.

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Typing Exercises

Interactive lessons to learn or improve your typing skills at

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PCs for People

Purchase a refurbished computer or internet through PCs for People.

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Code Academy

Online coding tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions at Code Academy

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Tech Spark

Open-source curriculum for teaching digital literacy and 21st Century skills at Tech Spark.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Computer assessments to find out what skills you know and what you need to work on at Northstar.

Career Assessment

Find careers that match your work skills, interests, and values. 

Workforce Development for New Americans

The International Institute of MN prepares new Americans for careers in a variety of fields. 


Find your next career with this job search site. 

Minnesota Works

Find your next career with this job search site. 

Prepare & Prosper

Free tax preparation and financial services.

Family Means

Providing financial and bankruptcy services and education.

LSS Financial Counseling

Financial counseling services by phone, internet, or in-person. 

Bridge to Benefits

Helping individuals and families connect with public work support programs and tax credits.