SkillUp Oswego News

COUNTY OFFERING FREE ONLINE COURSES DURING CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

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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