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Contents: Explore Career Options | Free Education Options | Formal Education Options


Explore Career Options
My Next Move [English] [Español]
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Career One Stop [Link]
CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration. The place to manage your career and your pathway to career success. You can find tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Career Guide 2012-2013 (Pennsylvania Department of Labor) [Link]
Whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, parent or a person considering a career change, you will find the Career Guide a valuable tool as you make those all-important career decisions. It contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid and contact information for Pennsylvania's public schools, PA CareerLink® offices and selected state agencies.

Occupational Outlook Handbook [English] [Español]
This website is the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Learn How to Become [Link]
LearnHowToBecome.org began in late 2013 with Doug and Wes. Our mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. We are passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.



Free Education Options
Free Library Classes
The Reading Public Library offers a variety of adult classes throughout the year. Please contact the library 610-655-6355 for times, dates, and locations. You can also check the library's event calendar by clicking [Here]. Some of the classes offered are listed below.

Internet Class I (Beginner Computer & Internet)
No Computer Experience Required

1. Mouse & Keyboarding Basics - Learn to use and click a mouse; scrolling; online forms; and major keyboard controls
2. Internet Searching - Introduction to the internet; use a web browser; clicking on hyperlinks, and basic Google searching
3. Printing - How to print webpages

Internet Class II (Basic Internet Searching)
Basic Computer Experience Required*
1. Search Engine Use - Learn search methods, tips & tricks
2. Library Catalog Search - Using the library catalog, finding items, placing holds
3. Other Search Options - Alternate search tools, introduction to databases

Internet Class III (Email)
Basic Computer Experience Required*
Please Bring Cell Phone with Texting to This Class
1. Creating a Google Email Account - Setup and use a free Google email account
2. Using Your Email Account - Using Google email, Cc, Bcc, Attachments, Junk Mail
3. Other Google Tools - Learn what other free products Google has to offer

Beginner Word 2007 Class
Basic Computer Experience Required*
1. Create Documents - Create a brand new Word document
2. Edit Documents - Spellcheck, Fonts, Page Layout, Printing
3. Save & Retrieve Documents - Closing and saving new documents, opening old documents

Beginner Excel 2007 Class
Basic Computer Experience Required*
1. Create Spreadsheets
2. Manipulate & Present Data
3. Save & Retrieve Spreadsheets

Beginner Power Point 2007 Class
Basic Computer Experience Required*

1. Create Slide Shows
2. Layout & Present Slides
3. Save & Retrieve Slide Shows

Beginner Publisher 2007 Class
Basic Computer Experience Required*

1. Create Desktop Publications
2. Layout & Print Publications
3. Save & Retrieve Publications

Resume Class
1. Creating a Resume with Word 2007
2. Edit Resume
3. Save Resume

ESL Class
English as a Second Language Classes are being offered. Registration required. Call 610-655-6361 or ask at the desk for details. Program designed for the introduction and practice of English

* Basic Computer Experience Required” means beginner level proficiency with the mouse and basic knowledge of the keyboard.


Free RACC Classes
For Classes at RACC, Contact Yrene Rodriguez, yrodriguez@racc.edu, 610-607-6227 (leave message)

Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.)
Adult Basic Education classes offer beginning reading and math instruction to adults functioning from a non-reader level to those reading on an eighth-grade level. All materials used in these classes are adult-oriented and deal with addressing pertinent daily skills. Classes are free.

English for Speakers of Other Languages
(E.S.L.)The English for Speakers of Other Languages Program offers speaking, reading and writing skills to non-English speaking adults. Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes are free.

General Educational Development Test (G.E.D.)
To prepare a student for the G.E.D. test of high school equivalency, the Reading Area Community College offers preparation classes, free of charge, to adults in our community. These classes meet both days and evenings, at a number of different locations throughout the county. An annual graduation is held in June. Tutors are available to help students achieve success in their class work. NOTE: Fee is still required for actual G.E.D. test 







Free Online Classes
Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. The stated mission is to provide "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere". The website supplies a free online collection of more than 4,500 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and computer science.

Open Culture
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006.

University of the People – The world's first tuition-free online university
University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.

Formal Education Options

My Smart Borrowing (Education Planner)
Education Planner is your one-stop career and college planning website. Education Planner provides practical and easy-to-understand advice to help prepare students for the important decisions they will face in the future.