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Find Your Future LA
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Do you fall between ages 16 - 24 years old? Are you receiving some sort of government assistance, or are currently under foster care?

Job Corps is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that allows you to sign up for a 4-step career development plan. As a graduate of this system, you will be on track to successfully get your first job as well as find living accommodations, transportation, and family support resources needed to continue working (with the support of Job Corps resources).

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/education to sign up and learn more!

#findyourfuturela #education #learning #school #college #study #students #motivation #student #business #science #teaching #learn #university #training #knowledge #teachers #success #teacher #art #health #technology #career

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Beatrice Pesqueira
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Mine was typing. I am still not all that great. I just advanced with time and now I do not use just two fingers to type. I also can navigate a bit better on the computer. Again, I am no pro but better than I started.

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I taught myself how to tie a bow tie. Not exactly a life skill but something that I wanted to learn how to do for my own personal style.

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douglas barnes
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Be willing to learn and be mindful of constructive criticism....take it as a learning tool.

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Find Your Future LA
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Did you know? Access to Lynda's full catalog of training courses is 100% FREE with your library card number and PIN!

Lynda is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that is a massive open online course website. From time management skills to how to master Excel spreadsheets, Lynda's course selection and industry leading instructors are ready to help you.

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/education/ for the correct login link!

#findyourfuturela #education #learning #school #college #study #students #motivation #student #business #science #teaching #learn #university #training #knowledge #teachers #success #teacher #art #health #technology #career

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Denise Alfonso
9 months ago
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Switching Careers and Learning New Skills

I went to school knowing I wanted to study science but not sure what I wanted to do with that. As a kid I mixed shampoo bottles and made flower infused "creations", lined up my stuffed animals for school, played "check up" with my siblings and dolls, studied "wildlife" on my high-tech "binoculars" (read: looked at my stuffed animals through two empty toilet paper rolls taped together), and annoyed my parents asking for math problems to do. The other kids thought I was weird, but that's a story for a different post. Eventually, I went down the Chemistry route and did lab research, thought about becoming a doctor, volunteered as an after-school tutor.

After a short stint as a doctoral student, I became a teacher. Part of my doctoral program involved teaching college students and I realized that it was the most rewarding part of my day (as much as I liked mixing chemicals and watching them change colors). I thought working with kids and teaching them about how atoms and molecules make up the world around us was the funnest job on the planet. And I loved it! But four years in, I started to feel like something was missing.

I missed research and experiments. I missed thinking about new problems in mathematical terms. I researched different career paths and settled on the idea that I wanted to become a Data Scientist. You run experiments! Work with data! Math! But I had one problem....I had no business experience and I had never worked with a programming language before. Sure, I once knew my math and statistics, but it had been years since I had used more than what was necessary to teach high school and I'd never worked with the massive data sets that are becoming so common in today's rapidly changing digital landscape.

So I came up with a plan...sort of. I talked to tons of people. Friends, friends of friends, people connected to coworkers, complete strangers who I cold-emailed or messaged on job sites (I even cold-called a few people and let me tell you, for a millennial, that is TERRIFYING). And I learned that what I wanted to do wasn't impossible. I signed up for free classes online, checked out textbooks from the library, went to data science meet ups around the city. Eventually I started working on a few small-scale projects and applying for jobs. There were a looooot of jobs I never heard back from. Who was going to hire a teacher with no "relevant" experience? But I called the hiring managers, talked to all the people who rejected me, and learned a lot!

It wasn't easy. It took me at least a year while working a full time job to take these classes and apply for jobs. I left my job at an amazing school with awesome coworkers at the end of the school year so I could work on finding a new job full time. I was scared! I was giving up something amazing for uncertainty! And all that even though I knew I was lucky to have savings that let me be unemployed for a bit and a family I could go back to should I run out of money.

Four months later, after a summer of constant rejections (but some very useful conversations with the very people who turned me down!), I landed three final-round interviews, two offers, and a job at the kick-ass company I chose to work at.

#JobSearchStrategies #Stressful #Motivation #unemployed #careerchange #learning #education

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Beatrice Pesqueira
over 1 year ago
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Tomorrow is no Guarantee

One thing I have learned since a kid. My dad would quote what my grandpa passed to him from generations before. " Is to always learn something everyday. At least one thing. If you don't the day would be wasted because there is no guarantee for tomorrow" So everyday I am looking for something to learn. On the web, from some one. Reading a book. I am searching for knowledge. Which is very powerful. I am always told I act like I know everything. LOL. I really don't. I know a lot of stuff , but I do not know everything. My goal is learn as much as I can while I am alive. As I do this, life becomes a lot easier for me. I struggle less because I know the answer to most of what I deal with. Life lessons happen all the time. Which I appreciate because it makes me wiser than I was. I like watching channels like " How it is made", and Forensic Files" and Courts that show on T.v. This way I have a knowledge in all kinds of fields. Also enjoy the discovery channel, and cooking shows. There are many shows I turn to learn. I as well love to read. Reading was difficult growing up with a disorder, but I was told because of it and being in orchestra. My speech and understanding was able to improve. I live every day with as much embrace as I can. Smiling and doing my best to stay happy. As anyone can say" We are not guaranteed to wake up the next day. So Smile ladies and gentlemen, and make your self the challenge to learn at least one thing each day. You wouldn't want to waste the blessing of being able to have the day. For tomorrow may not come. I am not saying not to plan on the future. This can help your future as well. New knowledge can help you with a new job, or whatever you are facing.

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
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Learning to Learn .. the most important education of all

Just saw this - probably late to start today (its free) but the concept is worth promoting. The most important thing we can all do is make sure we are good learners. The world of work is changing fast. Automation - a lot AI driven- will continue to challenge. but if you are flexible, adaptable, open to change and can learn - then the world will be your oyster. So pause and make sure you are learning today, and make sure you think about How you learn and how you can improve that.
#success #learning

https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn

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Find Your Future LA
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Did you know? Access to Lynda's full catalog of training courses is 100% FREE with your library card number and PIN!

Lynda is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that is a massive open online course website. From time management skills to how to master Excel spreadsheets, Lynda's course selection and industry leading instructors are ready to help you.

Visit findyourfuture.la/resources/education/ for the correct login link!

#findyourfuturela #education #learning #school #college #study #students #motivation #student #business #science #teaching #learn #university #training #knowledge #teachers #success #teacher #art #health #technology #career

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Find Your Future LA
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Education Resource Spotlight #1: Career Online High School

Don’t have a high school diploma? Want to earn one by taking courses on the side? Career Online High School is a resource on findyourfuture.la that enables you to get a high school diploma in 5 months or less. If you are age 19 and older, t’s as easy as 1-2-3. First, take their official online self-assessment. Second, enroll in and complete a prerequisite course within 2 weeks. Third, wait for a library staff member to contact you!

A high school diploma opens the door to opportunities for higher education, a better job, and higher pay! Join now at findyourfuture.la.

#findyourfuturela #education #learning #school #college #study #students #motivation #student #business #science #teaching #learn #university #training #knowledge #teachers #success #teacher #art #health #technology #career

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
4 months ago
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Fun or learning - both!

Here’s a great set of ‘experiments’ that will be fun to do w kids and also teach some engineering principles. I read about it in fast company but here’s direct link, (spoiler - can b fun even w/o kids!) . Check it out https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

#fun #learning #experiments

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