Individuals In the Workforce or Re-Entering the Workforce
Educational Skills Support for Workforce Advancement or Employment
Individuals at different stages of their career may have to take educationally-based skills test to A) gain promotion; B) be consider for hire; C) gain entry to workforce training programs. Some individuals facing these and other job training or job advancement opportunities need to brush up on basic math, reading and writing skills. Other individuals may need to prove they have gained these skills.
Employers may look favorably upon individuals demonstrating proficiency in basic skills or simply because an employee is making efforts to improve their value to their company. Employees with refreshed skills may be happier with their positions. If you struggle with math, reading, writing, or Algebra, using the Library will be beneficial. The subject matter of the Lifetime Library is designed to help you comprehend the skill you require. The Library’s instructors, narrators and content will help you understand the subject matter in a way you might not have heard or seen before because subject matter is presented from a different perspective. The Library can help you become more confident about the subject matter which will help you be more confident on-the-job and when taking standardized tests for promotion, re-entry to the workforce, or for purposes of getting into advanced job training programs.
The video is an important part of the Library. You’ll get to know the “characters” and follow their journey – knowing they’ll ask the questions you may not get a chance to in a classroom setting.
Everything you need is in the Library and available onscreen – icons that take you to a built-in dictionary and calculator and let you listen to the text, translate onscreen text different languages, view your progress through an online personal record book, access practice and challenge exercises and final lesson tests. It’s all included so there is nothing to install or materials to keep track of. If you can access the Internet, you can use the Library!
More importantly, the Library is your personal learning tool. Because it’s online, you can log in wherever you have an Internet connection – at home, a workplace, learning lab, or a public library. The Library works on a Mac or PC and with any browser – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. Best of all, using the Library can be personal and private and you can work at your own speed. No one looks over your shoulder when you use the Lifetime Library!
Multimedia: You get to ‘get involved’ and will view and listen to video and text, and answer questions that are included within the pages of the Library. You can use the calculator and dictionary and access practice and challenge exercises whenever you are ready to test yourself. Should you want to take the final test and see if you are ready to move on to another book in the Library, go ahead and take it at any time. If you don’t do as well as you would like, go back to studying the lesson. It is that simple.
Built-in Placement Tests – will help you find the right place to start. Knowing where to start will help you avoid working through material you already know – it’s a great feature. No one likes to sit through material you already know. Yet, if you want to review it, the option is yours!
• Use the Library to refresh or learn basic skills required for employment or workplace advancement.
• Let the Library help refresh and renew subject matter you will need for standardized or employment tests, or you’re preparing to go back to school as part of your plan to advance your career. The Lifetime Library isn’t a program to teach you the ‘mechanics of taking a test’; it helps you gauge the strength of your skills. The Library will help you understand if you have a grasp of basic math, reading, writing and Algebra skills. The Library is an important part of preparing for virtually any assessment test.
• The Library is “personal and private” – you can work at your own pace. There are no cartoons, animations or “crazy animals or characters”. Built in placement tests will “give you credit for what you know and start you in a place where your knowledge is not as strong”.
• You will interact with and learn subject matter in a manner that will help you gain a new perspective on something you may not fully understand!
• “I haven’t taken an employment skills and aptitude test in years. I know they ask math, reading, and comprehension questions. I used the Lifetime Library through a Workforce Development program to help me through my preparation process!”
• “I have been going to an Adult Basic Education location and have been using the Library. It really helped me find my weaknesses and focus on getting stronger. And it helped me build confidence I could succeed!”
• “My reading skills were poor and it affected my job opportunities. With the Lifetime Library, my reading has improved and my boss gives me more opportunities to gain responsibilities.”
• Using the Library is simple and easy. With a User Name and password, you log intowww.lifetimelearing.com Once logged in you have all the tools at your disposal. Access the Lifetime Library through a PC or Mac computer using popular browsers.
• It is always recommended that you take the Placement Test for the series you want to work in. There’s one for Math, for Algebra, Reading and Writing. Be sure to allow enough time (about 30-45 minutes) to complete your Placement Test so you are starting in the right place. You don’t have to take them all at one time – if you aren’t going to work in Algebra for a while, wait to take that Placement Test until you’re ready to move into Algebra.
• You may want to work through the Lifetime Library in a sequential manner – moving from one book to the next – after successfully completing a book. You may know several topics you need to work on and because you can move around as desired you and pick and choose the lessons of your choice. No matter which way you use the Library, letting the system help you understand what you know and where to start is both a positive step in getting help from the Lifetime Library. Call it a personal tutor – without the attitude!
• Best of all, if you think you know a subject matter, you can “give yourself credit” and take the “final test” at any time. If you pass, you continue to move on knowing the Library has given you ‘credit’ for what you already know. (And you can even go back to review the material in the lesson anytime you want – just because you test out does not mean you can’t review whenever you want!)
For information how the Library can be used in educational and other institutional settings, please go to the Resources section of the website to see more detail about the benefits of using the Library in your situation.
Ready to Start Putting the Lifetime Library to Use?
The Lifetime Library is a powerful learning tool – but it’s priced affordably for learners at all levels.
To purchase your one-time license for the Lifetime Library, please go to our “Purchase” page.
Once you have purchased the Library, you will receive an email with information about getting started. You’ll want to come back to this website to login, view weekly Learning Minute videos and view our “Getting Started” video tutorial.