Metro North Adult Basic Education
Northstar 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:
How to make an appointment to take the required assessments necessary to be awarded a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate:
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments for Metro North ABE is currently under construction. Please come back later.