Whether you’re a Millennial new to the workforce, a more seasoned employee seeking tips to get ahead, or a manager assigned to mentor new employees, the ten streaming videos in the Cutting Edge Success at Work series can help. “Lessons are engineered for viewers to see a clear picture of success and to maximize effectiveness in communication, prioritization and organization.” This business training series was created by a psychologist and was filmed on location in Los Angeles in 2019.
It’s part of our Films on Demand streaming video database which is updated monthly. Logon with your last name and Raider number.
Take a look at the new 2021 Makematic streaming videos available through our Films on Demand streaming video database. Their Skillsumo series portray young workers from diverse backgrounds who hold a wide variety of jobs from hospitality to manufacturing, logistics and public service. Makematic is an Irish film producer. Their titles have utility for US students, as well as provide a glimpse into job available internationally. There are three Skillsumo series:
Skillsumo FutureProof covers trends in technology and society and how they may impact the future world of work.
Skillsumo Work Inspiration focuses on young professionals in STEM and creative careers within both global brands and regional growth sectors.
GRCC licenses the award-winning Picture a Scientist now available to watch through GRCC’s Academic Video Online database. The film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. In the film, biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all. A K-12 version is also available. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
In need of a new job? New career? The LearningExpress Library has plenty of options to assist in the changes you are seeking for the new year! Whether your interests are geared toward the military, a career in technology, or working on environmental issues, there are new resources in LearningExpress that can help you get started.
Green Economy, Hot Technologies & STEM Occupations New search options have been added to the Job & Career Accelerator, and the occupation card information has been updated substantially. Users can now search through a curated list of hot technology, green economy, and STEM occupations.Each occupation card lists the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job as well as the required education, wage trends by individual state, current open positions in the field, and a video clip describing and showing a person working in that position.
The Hot Technologies category allows users to explore the most in-demand technologies and software skills frequently included in employer job postings. Software Developers/ Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, and Market Research Analysts/Marketing Specialists are often listed among the results. (Once video card is opened, click anywhere on screen to start playing).
In the Green Economy Occupations selection there is a New & Emerging category. Listed, are those careers that are in-demand due to environmental changes, ecological scarcity, and sustainability. Occupation cards in this area include Biofuels Processing Technicians, Climate Change Analysts, Energy Brokers, and Environmental Economists.
STEM Occupations offers 5 different categories for browsing: Managerial, Postsecondary Teaching; Research, Development, Design, and Practitioners; Sales; and Technologists and Technicians. Because of the variety of career paths in STEM occupations, jobs range from Agricultural Engineers to Video Game Designers.
Military Pursuits Through the Career Exploration Center, users can make several selections related to military careers. There is an up-to-date fact sheet available for each branch of the military as well as the complete battery of ASVAB diagnostic exams, including all three levels of AFQT, Assembling Objects, Auto Shop and Information, Electronics Information, General Science, and Mechanical Comprehension.
Upon exiting the military, the Job & Career Accelerator invites patrons to explore the Military to Civilian Occupations. This is a unique search tool, as it allows veterans to explore civilian occupations that are similar to the military jobs they once held. For example, a AN/USM-449A (V) Test Set Operator Intermediate Maintenance position in the Navy might pursue a civilian occupation for Electrical and Electronics Repairer of Commercial and Industrial Equipment.
courtesy of Ann Kaskinen, Library of Michigan MeL Team