Rep. Cupp Visits Lima Public Library To Highlight New Skills/ Workface Development Tool
Skills builder now available free through Ohio's public libraries
October 31, 2018
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COLUMBUS—State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) visited Lima Public Library today to highlight a new resource to help build individual skills and assist workforce development. The online professional skills learning platform, (Lynda) is now free though Ohio’s public libraries for all persons in Ohio with a library card.

“ contains more than 12,000 videos to learn in-demand job skills. This will help users advance in their career field or jump into a new profession. And, it’s available 24 hours every day, without charge, to learn skills required for many jobs in today’s workplace,” Cupp said.

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) and the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) announced a three-year, $710,000 yearly, contract with LinkedIn for the service. Normally a paid subscription by individual users, Ohioans will not be required to visit the library to access Lynda after obtaining a library card, but can simply use their library card number and PIN to access this robust resource online. The skills taught in the videos are strongly correlated with Ohio’s in-demand jobs, helping provide free skill-building tools for current employees, those looking for work, and for employers who need to upgrade their employees skills in certain aspects.

This is the first such agreement between LinkedIn and a statewide public library system, and will provide access to business, software, technology and writing skill video courses, taught by industry experts, to help Ohioans better themselves. These skills can aid those who are seeking their first job, looking to progress their professional career, or striving to achieve personal goals.

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