Oswego County Residents Can Now Sign Up for Free Online Courses


OSWEGO COUNTY -Oswego County residents who want free access to online learning courses will soon have the opportunity through "Skill Up Oswego County," an initiative sponsored by Oswego County Workforce New York (OCWNY), the Oswego County Workforce Development Board, the Oswego County Poverty Reduction Task Force and NY Wired for Education.

Beginning today, Wednesday, March 1, any Oswego County resident can join the Metrix E- Learning System which provides courses that teach skills employers are looking for. These include Microsoft programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) preparation courses and customer service classes.

"The 'SkillUpĀ® Oswego County' initiative is a great way for people to expand their knowledge and abilities in areas that appeal to employers in the current job market," said Legislator Roy Reehil, District 5, chairman of the Oswego County Legislature's Economic Development and Planning Committee and the Oswego County Anti-Poverty Task Force. "Whether they are unemployed or underemployed, people who use this learning system can earn certificates to verify their skill set to their present or potential employers."

The initiative provides a free license to users of the SkillSoft program for six-months or 180 days. This program has a catalog of over 4,000 courses that includes IT and software lessons, as well as those for project management, human resources, banking, retail, hospitality, and communication skills.

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