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Apple Device SIG - Workshops at OLLI

Apple  Shared Interest Group At the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides 'Shared Interest Groups' or SIGs for the 50+ community. Members of the Apple SIG at UNCA OLLI provide those who are new or seasoned users of all things Mac and Apple including laptops, desktops, watches, iPhones, iPads and iPods, with updated information, tips and tools for getting the most out of the devices and their associated applications. This is a forum for learning and practicing best uses for Apple products. On December 8th at 2:00 p.m., Marc Czarnecki - alias Web Tech Czar will introduce 2 topics:  YouTube Creation on Apple Devices ChatGPT app on iPhone More information:
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Looking for remote or hybrid jobs? Asheville #2 in 'Top large metros '

As George Anders asks,  Where should we expect to work in the years to come? A flurry of U.S. corporate leaders are arguing that the pandemic-era embrace of remote and hybrid setups has run its course. As they see things, it's time for a return to the office. Yet a major slice of the U.S. workforce is pushing back. A new study by LinkedIn's Economic Graph research team identifies the 20 U.S. metropolitan areas where the appetite for remote or hybrid work is keenest. Findings are based on an analysis of more than 260 million U.S. job applications in the past year. If remote work is top of mind for you, you'll find a stronghold of like-minded thinkers in Bend, Ore. In that community, remote-work opportunities attract 73.5% of job applications on LinkedIn. More at:  

What are NC’s Most Popular Areas to Work from Home?

Growth in Share of At-Home Workers Is working from home in the mountains of North Carolina attractive? According to data from the US Census Bureau, the share of the US workforce that worked the majority of the week at home rose from 5.7% in 2019 to 17.9% in 2021 – an increase in the number of at-home workers of more than 200%. Growth in At-Home Workers  Share of At-Home Workers in 2021 by NC Counties > Buncombe County NC’s Most Popular Areas to Work from Home. Published May 2023. Accessed May 2, 2023. ‌

Why should people be aware of artificial intelligence for work?

  Artificial intelligence (AI) Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a significant part of modern workplaces, and it is essential for people to be aware of AI and its potential impact on work.  Here are some reasons why AI will impact work: Automation : AI is becoming increasingly proficient at automating routine and repetitive tasks, freeing up human workers to focus on more complex and creative tasks that require human intuition, empathy, and decision-making. Knowing how to work with AI systems can help people identify which tasks can be automated, and how to use AI tools to make their work more efficient. Skills Development : As AI takes over routine tasks, it is also creating new job roles that require different skills, such as data analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing. Being aware of AI can help people identify these new job roles and acquire the necessary skills to succeed in them. Industry Disruption : AI is already disrupting traditional

Virtually Connectivity Resources for Digital Literacy

The National Governors Association (NGA) is piloting a Workforce Innovation Network (WIN) to prepare and build workforces for a post-COVID-19 economy.   The Network is dedicated to: Expanding access to essential support services Rapidly connecting jobseekers to work Advancing digital access and skill development Enhancing job quality for all workers Virtual Connectivity Hub Resources In  the Virtual Connectivity Hub Resources include curriculum for trainers or learners: AARP Personal Technology Resource Center Applied Digital Skills-Google Teach and learn practical digital skills Digital Learn - Public Library Association Use a computer to do almost anything! GCF Learn Free - Free Online Learning Technology - Works - Core Skills - Reading & Math  LinkedIn Learning Enhance Your Skills Free access with your Buncombe County Library Card Northstar Digital Literacy Learn it, know it, show it Tech Boomers Access 100+ Free Courses Tech Goes Home Equity Through Opportunity Web Literacy-Moz

Internet Affordability Connectivity Program (ACP) Para Mi

ACP makes the internet accessible and affordable for Latino families nationwide  ACP makes the internet accessible and affordable for Latino families nationwide. More at:

Pack Memorial Librarian - Tech Support Event

  One-on-one help with using your smartphone, eReader, and/or tablet! Sign up for a 20-30 minute help session with a librarian. Appointments are available on Friday, July 8 between 10:30AM-12PM. Librarians can offer basic assistance only, and the number of appointments may be limited. If we cannot assist you with your request, we may be able to help you find additional resources.  Examples include:  Basic Social Media assistance - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, & others  Learn to use a library e-resource (Libby)  Creating online accounts (email, Facebook, etc.)  Basic internet searching  Using online video conference tools like Zoom and FaceTime  Reducing SPAM and utilizing smartphone tools  ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, email or call (828) 250-4700