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03/26/20
OSWEGO COUNTY – To provide Oswego County residents an opportunity to upgrade their skills during this unprecedented time, Oswego County, in collaboration with the Workforce Development Board of Oswego County, is providing residents free access to the Metrix E- Learning System through its “Skill Up Oswego County" initiative. The self-directed, web-based program will be available free of charge beginning March 26 through Sept. 30, 2020.


“As COVID-19 precautionary measures include strong recommendations that people stay at home as much as possible, this program provides residents with an opportunity to make productive use of their time by learning skills that local employers will value,” said James Weatherup, Chairman of the Oswego County Legislature. “Residents can access this learning system to earn certificates to validate existing skill sets and learn new skills.”


Eligible residents can complete on-line classes, explore career pathways and prepare for industry-recognized certifications to upgrade existing skills or learn new skills, whether an individual is looking for a first job, a new job, or to advance in their chosen field.


“Skill Up Oswego County” also provides county residents a free license to the nationally-recognized SkillsSoft courses. The license will be valid for six-months or 180 days and residents can complete as many course as they would like.


Read the full article at Oswego County's website.

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What is SkillUp™ Oswego County?

SkillUp™ Oswego is designed to help Oswego County to build a workforce ecosystem that supports positive economic development. Job seekers can explore career pathways, view local job postings, register for free online learning, and receive workforce services. Employers can search for qualified candidates, post jobs, and receive in-depth consulting to address hiring and training needs.