Build Your Skills

Get the most out of Northstar by connecting with a Northstar location.

Ways to Build Your Skills

  1. Find a Northstar location where you can access classes and learning resources.
  2. Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) can help you learn digital literacy skills online. The public can access the following units freely, right now: Basic Computer SkillsEmailMicrosoft WordCareer Search Skills.
  3. View Entry Level Digital Skill Building, Video Tutorials.
  4. View other resources from the web, curated by Northstar, that can help you learn digital literacy skills.

Find a Northstar location

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Why take an assessment at a Northstar location?

  1. Certificate of Completion exampleYou can earn a certificate when you successfully pass each assessment.
  2. Assessment screenshotNorthstar locations offer assistance in setting up and taking assessments.
  3. Computer classMost Northstar locations offer computer classes, so you'll be able to master skills that will help you pass assessments.
  4. NSOL DashboardYou have the option of setting up a learner account where you can track all of your Northstar activity.
  5. Suggested practice at end of assessmentWhen you complete an assessment at a Northstar location, you'll receive links to lessons for practice where you may need work.

Basic computer skills are vital for a successful job search and for working in nearly every job. Applicants who hold the Northstar Certificate are able to prove to potential employers that they can comfortably navigate the internet, create documents, and perform business using email. Job seekers with computer skills will find greater opportunities for better jobs with higher pay while the business community benefits from a prepared workforce.