Get That Gig: Essential Digital Skills for Your Career

There’s no doubt about it: it’s almost impossible these days to find a job that doesn’t require some amount of computer know-how. According to a 2023 study from the National Skills Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 92% of all jobs in the US, across industries, require digital skills, but almost one-third of US workers lack the foundational digital skills they need for their careers! The resources below can help you learn not only some essential basics, but also help supercharge your job search skills to help you advance your career.

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Digital Education from PCs for People

Many of our locations offer a variety of in-person classes and training programs, so check out the location nearest to you for more information. But whether or not you live near a PCs for People location, you can join us remotely for a variety of digital skills education options! 

PCs for People Colorado hosts 3-4 remote workshops per month on a variety of digital skills topics. This month, we’ll be focusing on career development and job search skills in a series of four webinars. Check out the details on each below and sign up today!

Based out of our St. Paul, MN location, Digital Literacy Instructor Aado Perandi offers a variety of Zoom/Google Meet classes in topics ranging from essential computer and software skills to using technology to accomplish tasks, plus one-on-one digital skills support. Learners can even earn professional certificates from Northstar Digital Literacy that look great on a resume! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Aado at or call (651) 419-4931.

Additional Learning Resources

  • Grow with Google Workshops on Youtube: if you can’t make it to PCs for People’s webinars, check out this playlist for pre-recorded versions of many of the workshops. 
  • Google’s Epic Career Quest on YouTube: This series of short, light-hearted cartoons is a fun way for folks of all ages to get some great career advice.
  • Microsoft Digital Literacy Courses Offered in Partnership with LinkedIn
  • If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, these tools can help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life.
  • The Digital Skills Library is an open repository of free learning resources designed to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.
  • Khan Academy: A trusted source for free online learning for all skill levels and a variety of topics from basic math to essential life skills.
  • Improve your typing skills and go beyond typing with Digital Citizenship, Coding, and Career Prep.


Build Advanced Skills for In-Demand Tech Jobs

  • Microsoft Learn: Microsoft’s technical hands-on learning modules can help you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence,and at your own pace.
  • Explore real college computer science courses from Harvard, MIT, and more of the world’s leading universities, all for free!