“COVID-19 has left a lot of people jobless, searching for work
or looking to reinvent themselves. Their journey to employment
can start at The People’s University,” said Felton Thomas,
Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library.
“We have collaborated with community organizations to create job
training and development programs, job hunting tools and other
resources to prepare Clevelanders for their next career.”
Every job hunter needs a resume. Our online resume and cover
letter workshops ensures resumes and cover letters stand out
from the competition. Not computer savvy? No problem! TechCentral offers computer
classes for job hunters to learn new skills and popular technology
useful in today’s workforce such Microsoft Word, Excel and more.
The Library has a beginner’s class which covers computer basics,
search tools and understanding email. A complete list of
computer courses can be found on cpl.org,
by calling TechCentral at (216) 623-2980 or visiting Main
Library and/or one of our 27 neighborhood
Our Library partner, Digital
Learn, assist patrons with computer basics as well as navigating social
media, using mobile devices, and how to shop and access reliable
health information online. In addition, Ohio
Means Jobs and Reach
Success provide Library
visitors with one-on-one career counseling, coaching and
“Our community partners are important to Cleveland Public
Library’s mission and the success of our patrons,” said Dr.
Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education, and Engagement
Officer at Cleveland Public Library. “Our collective goal is to
help Clevelanders develop the skills and confidence to achieve
their dream careers.”
Entrepreneurship starts at Cleveland Public Library. Our
collection has materials to aid future business owners with
research on a new business venture, craft a business plan, or
obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright. Inventors can also
design a prototype for their next gadget or big idea in
TechCentral at Main Library.
development programs can teach Clevelanders
everything from new languages to accounting to design and more.
“Everyone is encouraged to discover their passions, spark
ingenuity and fuel their mind with knowledge at Cleveland Public
Library,” remarks Winlock.
For more information on job support resources, go to cpl.org and
search Cleveland Works or ASK
CPL to live chat with a Librarian.
Public Library is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m.
– 6 p.m.