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Sno-Isle Libraries' Virtual Worker Retraining Project
Sno-Isle Libraries is launching a new project, Virtual Worker Retraining; and I am asking for your help in passing along this opportunity to any relevant community contacts.

The goal of this project is to help out-of-work individuals gain access to in-demand jobs in Information Technology. We plan to assist 20 individuals to achieve a CompTIA A+ certificate, an entry-level IT certification that is required for many IT help desk jobs.

Sno-Isle is currently inviting potential participants to apply to this pilot program. We will accept 20 applicants, providing each of those applicants with a study guide and, eventually, an exam voucher for the two tests required for CompTIA A+ certification. Participants will be placed in a “learning circle” led by two library staff facilitators. Sno-Isle Staff will not act as content experts or teachers, but rather facilitators, allowing for peer-led discussions around the content.

Our application is now live and may be found here.

We are looking for individuals who live in our service area (Snohomish or Island county), have some beginner IT background and are ready to study for this test, and have had their employment impacted by COVID-19. We are also prioritizing applicants who are underrepresented in IT. You may know of individuals who fit this description, or of local community groups who might serve some of the folks we’re looking for. If so, we encourage you to reach out to those individuals and groups to spread the word and invite them to apply! Applications are open now, and will close on June 10.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word about this new library project.

Thank you,

Asheley Bryson

Darrington Library Manager

1005 Cascade Street, Darrington, WA 98241

360.436.1600 Ext. 5420 |