Online Trainings

The purpose of the training opportunities listed below is to increase your knowledge and vocabulary on a subject. Many of these trainings teach basic work and soft skills. 

It is important not to confuse these trainings with accredited certifications, diplomas, or degrees from technical and 2-year or 4-year colleges.

Taking these classes may also help instill confidence in yourself when you're beginning a new career or create a spark of interest in further education or training. 

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Job Skill Share



New Horizons


Miscellaneous Options

GCF Learn Free is a completely free online learning program that teaches essential skills employees need to work in the 21st century. GCFLearnFree teaches 52 subjects including Microsoft Office, e-mail, reading, math, and more.


To visit GCFLearn Free's website direct, click here

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Alison offers free online training that is self-paced. Each course is either a diploma or certificate course. The training subjects are divided into nine categories which include: Technology, Science, Language, Health, Humanities, Business, Math, Marketing, and Lifestyle.

Depending on your learning goals, you can choose from:

  • Certificate courses (average time: 2-3 hours), which help you focus your learning to provide you with specific knowledge about a specific field or industry.
  • Diploma courses (average time: 8-10 hours), which are designed to give you a more extensive understanding of a subject area by helping you learn about multiple concepts within a subject.
  • Learning Paths (average time: 18-20 hours), which are a combination of niche courses that have been designed by experts to help you broaden your skill set and increase your knowledge of a subject.

    To visit Alison's website direct, click here

    Job Skill Share

    Job Skill Share is an IT training provider composed of thousands of IT professionals in the field.

    There is a free membership level as well as various grades of paid memberships. This is an excellent resource for both new IT and experienced IT professionals.


    To visit Job Skill Share's website directly, click here


    360 Training provides over 6,000 courses. Some of these courses are as short as 4 hours and some are longer full-length training programs.


    The trainings offered on 360 Training are divided into 7 categories: Environmental Health & Safety, HR/Ethics & Compliance, Real Estate, Appraisal & Mortgage, Financial Services Education, Food & Beverage Programs, Industrial Skills and Career Training.

    360 Training also offers specific trainings in ISO and OSHA, which would be a wise choice for someone who is interested in getting into manufacturing for the first time or for someone who is looking for a refresher.


    To visit 360Training's website directly, click here

    New Horizons


    New Horizons provides online training opportunities to customers through “live” online classrooms with instructors. Full training programs, as well as one-time classes, are available.

    While New Horizons specializes in offering training in the IT field (including about 24 different jobs/careers in the field), they also offer a number of other online programs, including Leadership & Development and Project/Service Management programs.

    They also offer online and mobile-friendly Bootcamps (blend of soft skills and vocational skills), as well as individual basic, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft Office classes (called Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).


    To visit New Horizons website directly, click here


    edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.

    As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access.

    Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs.

    To Visit edX website directly, click here



    Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. They have an online training catalog of more than 5,000 courses, Professional Certificates, and degrees from world-class universities and companies.

    To visit Coursera website directly, click here


    Miscellaneous Trainings

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