FINGER LAKES WORKS ANNOUNCES “SKILLUP® FINGER LAKES”, A FREE PROGRAM PROVIDING OVER 5,000 ONLINE JOB SKILLS COURSES TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN ONTARIO, SENECA, WAYNE AND YATES COUNTIES
In an effort to both increase the skills of the region’s workforce and provide residents with tools to train for new job opportunities, Finger Lakes Works has initiated its “SkillUp® Finger Lakes” program. All eligible residents can take classes, explore career pathways and even prepare for various industry-recognized certifications, all for free and all from home.
Through an online portal, Finger Lakes Works is providing free access to over 5,000 courses from Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider of workplace, business, technical and IT courses.
Whether they are looking for a first job, a new job or to advance in their chosen field, residents can take advantage of this career enhancing training. SkillUp® Finger Lakes delivers flexible, self-paced learning that can be accessed from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection, 24/7. Users will complete a self-assessment of their skills, identify any skill gaps, and automatically receive recommended courses to remediate those gaps. Job-seekers can train in essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points and search for employment opportunities nationwide.
Available topics include Microsoft Office, Effective Customer Service, Project Management, Leadership, Critical Thinking, CompTIA, and many more.
To enroll online, learners can visit http://fingerlakes.skillupamerica.org/.
Due to this ongoing concern about COVID-19, Finger Lakes Works customers are being urged to access virtual services without leaving their homes. The career center offers Metrix Learning®, a FREE online learning platform to all unemployed and underemployed individuals.
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Get Access to over 5000+ courses in popular industries like IT, Business, Healthcare, and more from the comfort of your own home. Topics include:
Working from Home
You can use SkillUp to update your existing job skills, learn new skills and even pursue industry recognized certification as you prepare to head back to work. Watch the video below for more info.
Career Center Closed? Metrix Learning Can Help!
As job seekers are looking for services, Metrix Learning/SkillUp® can be made available to all your customers.
Metrix Learning is online and accessible 24/7 from any computer/tablet with internet access. Metrix delivers over 5,000 courses for in-demand skills and provides measurable results. Both job seekers and employed individuals can take advantage of Metrix as a community resource.
An Easy Online Learning Option
As folks are staying home and facing challenging work situations, Metrix can be a desirable training option. With Metrix, customers can:
- Virtually register and get immediate access to the courses
- Explore curriculum for in-demand sectors
- Brush up on current job skills
- Prepare for industry certifications
Manage Your Customers
As an administrator, you can track and measure impact through our customized reports. Check logins, course completions, and activity time.
The Metrix Team Can Help!
Metrix staff are:
- Compiling new fliers to help your marketing efforts
- Assembling a virtual “Metrix Learning Orientation” PowerPoint and video for hosting online orientations
- Creating new learning tracks to focus on working from home, rapid response to layoffs, etc.