Metro North Adult Basic Education

Northstate Digital Literacy

More and more jobs require computer skills. Some employers require all jobseekers to apply online for jobs. Many jobs require employees to know how to use email, search the internet, create documents, and handle other digital literacy tasks. Building computer skills, and being able to prove these skills to employers, can improve job seeking success.

Do you need a way to demonstrate basic computer and digital literacy skills to employers? Completing the online Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments can help you identify areas in which you need further education. Once you master the needed skills, you can obtain a Certificate by successfully completing the Assessments.  Metro North ABE Blaine and Columbia Heights/Fridley are approved sites to award the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate.

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

Click on the link below for Computer Literacy Instructional Resources:

http://mnliteracy.org/educators/adult/technology/computer-skills

How to make an appointment to take the required assessments necessary to be awarded a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate: 

ANOKA

  • ANOKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 1355 WEST HIGHWAY 10, ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER / ROOM 184, ANOKA, MN 55433
  • WALK IN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • EMAIL CINDY WITH QUESTIONS CYNTHIA.SECORD@ANOKA.K12.MN.US

BLAINE
  • Metro north abe, 1201 89th ave ne, Suite 335, blaine, mn 55434
  • Call 763-783-4870 to make an appointment for your online assessments.  
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS
  • adult education center - columbia heights/Fridley, 4111 central avenue ne, suite 100, columbia heights, mn 55421
  • CALL OR EMAIL Paul shumaker TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR ONLINE ASSESSMENTS.
  • 763-706-3874
  • paul.shumaker@ANOKA.K12.MN.US

  ELK RIVER

  • ELK RIVER LEARNING LAB - HANDKE CENTER, 1170 MAIN STREET, ELK RIVER, MN 55330
  • CALL PAM MORIARITY AT 763-241-3400 EXT 5525 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR ONLINE ASSESSMENT.

 

 

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