SkillUp America offers free, skill development online classes to Silicon Valley residents


Vocational training opportunities range from computer literacy and healthcare to basic skills 


SAN JOSE, Calif. –The public can now take advantage of a series of free, online job training courses previously only available to registered clients of work2future. Thanks to a joint venture between work2future and New York Wired, users can take as many courses as they want for 90 days.

The new program provides comprehensive training for a variety of vocations including computer literacy, healthcare, finance and science.

“Our goal is to provide our diverse community with effective online training tools to provide the necessary skills to land the best job possible,” said Chris Donnelly, Director of work2future. “This opportunity supports our mission to help more people prepare for the demands and opportunities in a global economy.” 

The training is self-paced and available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is offered through SkillUp America with support from New York Wired’s Metrix Learning.

To sign up for classes, contact a work2future One Stop Center or simply register at to request a login. 


“We’re excited to share this no-cost opportunity with the general public and provide access to quality coursework that more than 1,000 work2future clients took part in last year at Metrix Learning,” said Charles Paisley, Training Program Manager of work2future. “These online courses can assist job seekers in starting a new career or help them transition to a different career.” 

For the first 90 days, registrants may take an unlimited number of online courses. Afterwards, they are encouraged to visit a work2future One-Stop Center in person to explore additional training opportunities.

The SkillUp America program is designed to deliver online training anytime in a broad array of topics. Metrix Learning provides the unemployed and underemployed with the most up-to-date and comprehensive training resources across a wide variety of subjects. Participants can choose from 26 industry-recognized certification tracks or a standard e-learning license.


About work2future – work2ftuure serves over 5,000 Silicon Valley clients annually. Using funding from the state and federal governments, it connects residents to workforce tools and opportunities that maximize their employment potential, and provides highly successful employment strategies for residents with barriers. work2future. In collaboration with economic development organizations and businesses, work2future works to grow a vibrant regional economy. For more information, go to


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