WEST PALM BEACH — CareerSource Palm Beach County is launching a new online learning system called SkillUp Palm Beach County with Metrix E-Learning Systems, a leading national developer of online learning programs that teaches skills employers are looking for.
“SkillUp Palm Beach County is a great way for people to expand their knowledge and abilities in areas that appeal to employers in the current high-demand job market,” said CareerSource Palm Beach County President and CEO Julia Dattolo. “By making this commitment to upgrade their skills, residents can reap great benefits in the form of better jobs and better pay.”
SkillUp Palm Beach County offers a wide variety of courses to help people who are looking for a new career or want to move up from their current position. Participants can work at their own pace 24/7 from a catalog of more than 5,000 courses that teach both technical and soft skills, including preparing for national certifications in a number of areas. The catalog includes everything from IT and software lessons, project management and human resources to banking, retail, hospitality, communications and much more – all at no cost.
The pilot program is now available to users for three months and there is no limit to the number of courses participants can take. Some courses are even mobile-ready for your phone or tablet.
More information is available from the home page at www.careersourcepbc.com – click on “Online Training” to access the program.
In addition to virtual job fairs, the SkillUp Palm Beach County learning system is the latest feature in the organization’s online service platforms available 24/7.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic struck early last year, CareerSource Palm Beach County pivoted to a virtual environment never shutting down operations and adopting new and innovative ways of serving our clients better. SkillUp Palm Beach County is the latest example of how we have been working to constantly improve those services,” Dattolo said.
CareerSource also offers virtual and in-person job fairs, classes and facilities for job searches, grants for job skills training for those who qualify, career development and consulting – at no cost! During the past five program years, CareerSource Palm Beach County assisted more than 71,500 residents find employment ranging from entry level to executive suite, with salaries from these jobs creating $1.4 billion in annual wages. CareerSource also awarded $12.2 million in grants to area businesses and employees for job training and educational assistance during that time. More information is at www.careersourcepbc.com.