Business & Career Workshops at PPL This October

Come to Plano Public Library for classes and workshops to advance your career. Whether you’re starting your own business or looking for a new job, Plano Public Library is hosting programs through the month of October to help you on your professional journey!

Exploring Careers in Construction

“The Built Environment” – the man-made structures, features and facilities that make up the environment in which we live and work – continues to grow and expand. This growth brings high-demand job opportunities in a variety of high-paying construction careers. Many of these jobs require less than a four-year degree. Explore careers in construction management, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding, drafting and other construction roles. Learn how to find your future and build a successful career with training in construction!

Online Saturday, October 9, 2 p.m. Register here


Business Plan 101

This workshop is designed to help you get started on writing a Business Plan. Learn the importance of having a plan and some of the essential elements needed to put you on the right path. Presented in partnership with Dallas SCORE.

Schimelpfenig Library Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m.


Better Communications = Better Results

Much of our time each day is spent talking to other people one-to-one. Learn to engage in active listening for improved communications. This practice will reduce the chance of misunderstanding, help to solve problems and allow you to take advantage of opportunities you may have previously missed. Presented by Debra Austin, Chaos2Results Business Coaching & Consulting.

Online Friday, October 22, 1 p.m. Register here


This October, we’re starting a brand new series called LinkedIn for Career Success. This series will feature classes on LinkedIn, its different features and its associated site, LinkedIn Learning. Classes will be hosted virtually every Wednesday and build off of the skills covered in previous sessions. As with our other virtual programs, recordings will be posted after each live session on our YouTube page to view at your convenience. Did you know that you can access LinkedIn Learning for free with your Plano Public Library card? Join us this October for more helpful tips!

LinkedIn: Basics

Learn the basics of building a profile, adding connections, and searching for jobs.

Online Wednesday, October 6, 1 p.m. Register here

LinkedIn: Resume Builder

Learn how to use your LinkedIn profile to create and save custom resumes targeted to your job search.

Online Wednesday, October 13, 1 p.m. Register here

LinkedIn: Job Searching

Explore tips and tricks to maximize your job search on LinkedIn. Learn how to create and filter searches, find and follow companies, apply for positions and more using your profile.

Online Wednesday, October 20, 1 p.m. Register here

LinkedIn Learning

From writing a stellar resume to learning a new skill, explore the learning resources available through LinkedIn Learning. Learn how to navigate content, explore learning paths and share your skills.

Online Wednesday, October 27, 1 p.m. Register here


Plano Public Library is starting to host more programs in-person, and while we will continue to build on our virtual programming, bringing you a variety of presentations on your time and at your convenience, we also look forward to seeing you at one of our in-person programs, or on your next visit!

Looking for more information on career and financial resources? Check out more of our Thinking Money posts, including booklists. You can find all of these and more at your local Plano Public Library.

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