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Lake Wales Public Library Offers New Adult Learning

Polk County residents now have free access to Gale Presents: Udemy, an online learning platform that connects patrons to video-based courses taught by leading experts in business, technology, and more. Users can explore thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses.

As the employment landscape continues to change, workers are being tasked to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive. It is essential for libraries to offer services that help adults build new skills that align with industry trends and prepare for the shift toward workforce automation.

Gale Presents: Udemy, offers a unique, tailor-made learning experience for adults who want to upskill for a new job or advance in their current profession. This top collection, powered by Udemy for Business, helps learners get where they want to be personally and professionally.

Gale Presents: Udemy includes:

• A wide selection of course topics with high-quality, in-demand content

• Courses that are added and removed weekly, as new skills and demands emerge in each field

• An opportunity to learn from world-class instructors working and making advancements in their fields

• Anytime, anywhere access, allowing users to download classes off-line and listen via podcast-style audio or on Chromecast or Apple TV

• A tailor-made learning experience based on skill needs and learning preferences

• Video lectures, most of which offer subtitles and/or transcripts to support a variety of learning styles

• Supplemental course content, such as assignments, quizzes, practice tests, and more

• A certificate of completion, available for download when a course is finished

Major course categories include cloud computing, data science, design, development, finance and accounting, human resources, IT operations, leadership and management, marketing, office productivity, personal development, project management and operations, and sales.

Polk County Library Cooperative patrons can now access Gale Presents: Udemy by visiting the Lake Wales Public Library's website,

For questions or more information, please contact 863.678.4004, ext. 0 or [email protected].

Gale Presents: Udemy is made possible to our patrons by a generous donation from the Lake Wales Library Association's Dell Bullard Trust.


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