To help those negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Harper College is introducing the Moving Forward Scholarship for short-term training programs.
The scholarship will benefit community members who have experienced job loss, require a career change, or have delayed college or employment due to COVID-19. It awards tuition for several Continuing Professional Education programs including contact tracing, medicinal cannabis, human resources certification preparation, real estate licensing, strategic planning, substitute teaching, truck driving and veterinary assistant training. Technology-focused programs include big data, cybersecurity, networking and web development.
Through the Moving Forward Scholarship, Harper aims to help individuals move from unemployment to employment, achieve additional training for a new career, or advance within an existing career. Special consideration will be given in guiding applicants toward relevant academic certificates and degrees to continue their studies. Scholarship recipients will also receive resources on how to conduct a successful job search. In addition, most CPE programs offer digital badges for participants to share training accomplishments with employers.
To learn more and to complete the application for fall 2020 and spring 2021 courses, please visit harpercollege.edu/pro. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through spring 2021.
As we mark National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, now’s a good time to think about protecting your personal information while you’re online. Check out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) blog post to learn three tips for Internet safety.
The CFPB has also created a new fraud prevention placemat and handout to help you share online safety tips with others. They even included black and white handouts you can download to make it even easier to print from home and share with friends and family!
There is a difference between Consumer Reports online and the print version.
- It is easier to find updated information on what you are searching for
- There is information you can get online that can’t be accessed in the print version.
For example, let’s say you are looking at dishwashers. Online, the buyer’s guide is more detailed, and it offers a video demonstration of different dishwashers that the print version could not show you. The ratings and recommended models are there just like in the print version. You can see the predicted reliability of different models of dishwashers, but the online version does not have the owner satisfaction results, which can be a better indicator of the brand’s reliability you are considering.
- To access Consumer Reports Online, follow these steps:
- Start at www.mppl.org
- Click on the Research page: https://mppl.org/research/
- Then click on Web Resources: https://mppl.org/research/web-resources/
- You will need a Mount Prospect Library card number and pin to log in and use our web resources.
- Scroll down the page to Consumer Reports (Our web resources are in alphabetical order:
- We have copies going back 5 years and they can be checked out.
- The print version does have the owner satisfaction results.
- It really comes down to your preference for how you want to access the information.
- Staff at the Research Services desk are available to help you access both the online and print versions.