Career Center
Computer Workshops

1021 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm 

For more information about PPL's workshops, check out the Access Program.

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Computer Basics

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

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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.

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PCs for People

Purchase a refurbished computer or internet. 

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Online coding tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions. 

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Tech Spark

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

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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

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

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NSDL Proctored Assessment

For PPL staff only. 

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Career Assessment

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

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Workforce Development for New Americans

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

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Find your next career with this job search site. 

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Minnesota Works

Find your next career with this job search site. 

PPL Employment Tools

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Hennepin County Coordinated Entry

County support and resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or need emergency assistance to stay in their home.

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Ramsey County Coordinated Access

County support and resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or need emergency assistance to stay in their home.

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Hennepin County Emergency Programs

Shelter, rent, security deposit assistance

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Housing Link

Find your next home using this housing search site.

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Prepare & Prosper

Free tax preparation and financial services.

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Family Means

Providing financial and bankruptcy services and education.

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LSS Financial Couseling

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

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Bridge to Benefits

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

PPL Budget Tools

  • Budget Worksheet: create a monthly budget.
  • Budget Tracking Categories: expense categories to remember when creating your monthly budget.
  • Weekly Spending Tracker: track your monthly spending.
  • Wheel of Money: analyze each area of your financial situation and rate your current level of satisfaction.
  • Balance Sheet: calculate your total net worth. 
  • Credit Card Payment Plan: keep track of your credit card payments.
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MN Literacy Council

Free local classes and tutoring for adults, including GED preparation and testing. 

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Minneapolis Adult Education

Programs for adults needing life, academic, and work literacy skills. 

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Khan Academy

Practice exercises and instructional videos with a personalized learning approach on a variety of topics, including math. 

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Volunteer Match

Volunteer with an organization or cause you are passionate about. 

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The Lift Garage

Low-cost car repairs, free pre-purchase car inspections, and auto advice.

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Legal Aid

Offering free civil legal assistance to low-income people across central Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Food Helpline

With one call, receive solutions to your food needs.


TABE (Reading and Math) Assessments

Practice tests in Reading and Math for the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). For best results: try not to spend more than one minute per question and do not use a calculator. Answer key included.

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TABE (Reading and Math) - Other Resources

View the bottom of the document for additional study and practice resources.

Click Here For Additional Resources