Education and Employment Resources

Employment

Get help with your job search or file for unemployment at the WI Department of Workforce Development.

Check here for currently available WI State jobs.

The Job Center of Wisconsin is the resource to use for filing for unemployment and job searching.  You are required to create an account.  The technology specialist can help you.


Education

Our library has access to the Learning Express Library database provided by BadgerNet. This site contains study materials and practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GED, nursing exams, firefighter and police exams, and much more. If you want to save your sessions you need to create an account.

Need writing help? The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University can help with citations, punctuation, grammar, GED materials, style and writing a resume.

Need financial aid? Go to the Federal Student Aid website. The library also has information on local scholarships, financial aid scams, continuing education assistance for adults, etc.

Go here for other educational resources, including EBSCOHost, encyclopedias, fundamental skill building for children and more.

DMV/Driver's Education
All manuals, brochures, and information here.

Free Online Learning
Khan Academy offers free online classes on many topics.
DuoLingo offers free language learning. French, Spanish, and more.
Many others listed here.

Traveling aboard?
The CIA World Factbook contains practical, up-to-date information on every country in the world, including literacy rates, culture, travel alerts, recommended vaccinations and safety risks.

Need to know what kind of disease, insect, or invasive species may be hurting your lawn and garden?
Contact the University of WI Extension program. They will ID your pest and tell you how to get rid of it!
Plant Diseases Diagnostic Clinic 608-262-2863 or email pddc@plantpath.wisc.edu
Insect Diagnostic Lab 608-262-6510 or email idl@entomology.wisc.edu/diaglab
Soil and Plant Analysis Lab 608-262-4364 or email soil-lab@mailplus.wisc.edu
Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab  608-845-2535 or email bschweiger@wisc.edu
North Central Plant Diagnostic Network

Learn About Keeping Bees
USDA Bee Keeping Resources Directory
Watch a free USDA 1 hour video on attracting pollinators here
Dane County Beekeepers Association

Wisconsin Gardening Tips
Wisconsin Master Gardeners president Verne Gilles (715) 682-4408
Dane County UW-Extension Helpline: 608-224-3721 or email horticulture@countyofdane.com
University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture