The Louisville Free Public Library assists job seekers by providing computers, internet, and training opportunities at our Main and branch locations. In addition, WinWay Resume software is available on all public computers and we offer free faxing at these locations: Main Library, Bon Air, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Highlands-Shelby Park, Jeffersontown, Middletown, Newburg, Okolona, Portland, St. Matthews, Shawnee, Shively, and Southwest.
Build Employable Skills at LFPL
Free Computer Classes
The library provides computer training classes that are FREE and open to the public at all area locations. Take introductory classes on using computers and the internet. Then work your way up to introductory and advanced classes on the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher). LFPL also offers classes on eReaders, online databases, and other online learning resources.
Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library (LEL) has an extensive collection of practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED and GRE, as well as high school skills improvement, military entrance and citizenship tests. In addition, LEL offers many job skills tests such as business writing, grammar, and interviewing. You can also find practice licensing tests for the civil service exam, law enforcement, cosmetology, teaching and the commercial driver’s license test.
Lynda.com is an online learning resource which offers more than 3,400 courses covering topics such as art, graphic design, music classes, 3D animation, computer programs such as Microsoft Office, public speaking , marketing, workplace issues, Computer programming, IT management (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), and web design.
Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that teaches people how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Classes include coding languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python, and Java as well as iPhone and Android apps.
Services include high-demand job training, one-on-one career counseling, career development workshops, career search resources, access to computers, phones and faxes for job searches.
Kentucky Career Center
The Kentucky Career Center offers information on unemployment benefits & claims as well as many services for job seekers.
Louisville Urban League
Assists clients, primarily African Americans and individuals of low to moderate income, prepare for and find employment. Services include counseling & placement services, training & development, pre-screening & referral services and outreach programs. (See all services)
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
This site includes information about education and training benefits available to veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Kentucky Career Center offices have Local Veterans Employment representatives and Disabled Veteran outreach specialists to assist veterans with their employment and training needs.
Center for Accessible Living (CAL)
CAL offers training on disability issues and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA compliance, building and product accessibility, reasonable accommodation certification, American Sign Language interpreters, recruitment, career development, a Job Hunt Club and much more. (See all services)
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill provides jobs, job training, and employment counseling for people who face barriers to finding and keeping a job, including people with disabilities, recipients of public assistance, and people with limited education or work history.
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age. For more information, call (800) 733-JOBS where an operator will refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.
Kentucky Office for the Blind
Services include: braille instruction, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, adult education, career development, life skills, personal development
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Programs and services offered include counseling & guidance, vocational & other training services, interpreter & note taking services, rehabilitation technology, job placement and supported employment.
GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, career, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.
Other online Tutorials:
- The Mousing Around Tutorial
- The BBC’s Webwise Guide to Using the Internet
- Job Application Practice
- Microsoft Office Online Training (from Microsoft)